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From "Dinesh Joshi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-12151) Audit logging for database activity
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:35:00 GMT

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Dinesh Joshi commented on CASSANDRA-12151:
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Hi [~eanujwa] - I did review the design. As you can see there are different perspectives on
the Audit functionality - granularity, type etc. Personally, defining an interface for Auditing
would help keep things generic. For example, based on your needs you could, in theory, have
an Audit logger implementation that logs at the keyspace or table level or even make more
sophisticated decisions. It frees up everyone to define the Audit implementation to their
specific needs. Bear in mind that you do not want to degrade performance for users that do
not use Auditing capabilities.

> Audit logging for database activity
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-12151
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-12151
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: stefan setyadi
>            Assignee: Vinay Chella
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 4.x
>
>         Attachments: 12151.txt, DesignProposal_AuditingFeature_ApacheCassandra_v1.docx
>
>
> we would like a way to enable cassandra to log database activity being done on our server.
> It should show username, remote address, timestamp, action type, keyspace, column family,
and the query statement.
> it should also be able to log connection attempt and changes to the user/roles.
> I was thinking of making a new keyspace and insert an entry for every activity that occurs.
> Then It would be possible to query for specific activity or a query targeting a specific
keyspace and column family.



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