Audit logs (Beta)

IMPORTANT

The audit logs feature in Adobe Experience Platform is currently in beta and your organization may not have access to it yet. The functionality described in this documentation is subject to change.

In order to increase the transparency and visibility of activities performed in the system, Adobe Experience Platform allows you to audit user activity for various services and capabilities in the form of “audit logs”. These logs form an audit trail that can help with troubleshooting issues on Platform, and help your business effectively comply with corporate data stewardship policies and regulatory requirements.

In a basic sense, an audit log tells who performed what action, and when. Each action recorded in a log contains metadata that indicates the action type, date and time, the email ID of the user who performed the action, and additional attributes relevant to the action type.

This document covers audit logs in Platform, including how to view and manage them in UI or API.

Event types captured by audit logs

The following table outlines which actions on which resources are recorded by audit logs:

Resource Actions
Dataset
Schema
  • Create
  • Update
  • Delete
Class
  • Create
  • Update
  • Delete
Field group
  • Create
  • Update
  • Delete
Data type
  • Create
  • Update
  • Delete
Sandbox
  • Create
  • Update
  • Reset
  • Delete
Destination
  • Activate

Access to audit logs

When the feature is enabled for your organization, audit logs are automatically collected as activity occurs. You do not need to manually enable log collection.

In order to view and export audit logs, you must have the “View Audit Logs” access control permission granted (found under the “Data Governance” category). To learn how to manage individual permissions for Platform features, please refer to the access control documentation.

Managing audit logs in the UI

You can view audit logs for different Experience Platform features within the Audits workspace in the Platform UI. The workspace shows a list of recorded logs, by default sorted from most recent to least recent.

Audit logs dashboard

The system only displays audit logs from the last year. Any logs that exceed this limit are automatically removed from the system.

Select an event from the list to view its details in the right rail.

Event details

Select the funnel icon (Filter icon) to display a list of filter controls to help narrow results.

Filters

The following filters are available for audit events in the UI:

Filter Description
Category Use the dropdown menu to filter displayed results by category.
Action Filter by action. Currently only Create and Delete actions can be filtered.
Access Control Status Filter by whether the action was allowed (completed) or denied due to lack of access control permissions.
Date Select a start date and/or an end date to define a date range to filter results by.

To remove a filter, select the “X” on the pill icon for the filter in question, or select Clear all to remove all filters.

Clear filters

Managing audit logs in the API

All actions that you can perform in the UI can also be done using API calls. See the API reference document for more information.

Managing audit logs for Adobe Admin Console

To learn how to manage audit logs for activities in Adobe Admin Console, refer to the following document.

Next steps

This guide covered how to manage audit logs in Experience Platform. For more information on how to monitor Platform activities, see the documentation on Observability Insights and monitoring data ingestion.

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