This documentation supports releases of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization up to December 31, 2021. To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Auditing activities

The Auditing page allows you to track user actions and monitor activities in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. To access the Auditing page, navigate to Administration > System > Auditing.

The following table describes the options in the Auditing page:

NameDescription
Filter action groups

Filters messages in the in the Audit messages table. You can filter messages based on the following activities:

  • User Logins: Actions related to user authentication. Example: User login, Login attempt.
  • User Activity: Actions triggered by users. Example: Analysis run, System configuration changed.
  • System Component Activity: Actions related to system components. Example: Configuration data loaded, Task started.
  • Scheduler Activity: Actions related to the schedulers. Example: Scheduler started, Scheduler task error.
  • External Tool Activity: Actions related to external tools. Example: ETL module activation, Configuration download.
  • User Administration Activity: Actions performed by users with administrator privileges. Example: modifying hierarchy rules, system tasks.
Display audit messages for

Select a period for which you want to view the audit message details in the table. For example, last 7 days, 24 hours. The default filter options are:

  • All
  • Last 6 hours
  • Last day
  • Last 7 days
  • Last 30 days
Audit messages

Lists all audit messages saved in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. This table contains the following columns:

  • Timestamp: The date and time on which the message was recorded.
  • Action: Action that triggered the message. For example, Object loaded, User Login.
  • Message: Audit message stored by BMC Helix Continuous Optimization. For example, User 'Admin' logged out.
  • Component: The component affected by the action. For example, Web, Gateway Server.
  • Subcomponent: The subcomponent affected by the action. For example, The ETL task with ID 1234 (displayed as etlid:1234).
    For more information on Subcomponent IDs and to view their details, see Understanding the Subcomponent column in the Audit messages table.
  • Username: The username that triggered the action.
  • Identifier: The unique identifier of the object affected by the action. For example, The system with ID 5678 (displayed as sysid:5678).
    For more information on Identifier IDs and to view their details, see Understanding the Identifier column in the Audit messages table.
  • Elapsed: Duration of the action (in seconds).

Understanding the Subcomponent column in the Audit messages table

The Subcomponent column displays Task IDs of the sub-components that were affected by the action performed by a particular user. When you click the link, you can view details of the subcomponent that was affected.

The displays of task IDs in this column depends on your selection in the Filter action groups list. Selecting each action group displays related task IDs. Some action groups do not display any IDs. For example, if you filter on User Logins and User Activity, the Subcomponent column does not display any task IDs, while filtering on System Component Activity displays task IDs for the Subcomponent affected.

Some common types of task IDs that are displayed in the Subcomponent column are described in the following table.

Task IDDescription
etlid:nDenotes an ETL task
srcid:nDenotes the Source ID for the task

To view details of tasks listed in the Subcomponent column

If you click on a task ID listed in the Subcomponent column, the Auditing page displays details of the particular task for which an audit was recorded. The following image displays the task ID in the Subcomponent table.

For example, when you click an ETL Task with an ID, the Auditing page displays all details for the selected ETL Task, such as, Run History, Run Configurations, and so on. 

Understanding the Identifier column in the Audit messages table

The Identifier column displays IDs of objects that were affected by the action performed by a particular user. When you click the link, you can view details for the selected object.

The values displayed in this column depend on your selection in the Filter action groups list. Selecting each action group displays related IDs. Some action groups do not display any IDs.

Some common types of IDs that are displayed in the Identifier column are described in the following table.

IDDescription
seriesid:nDenotes a Series
sysid:nDenotes a System
modelid:nDenotes an event model
reportid:nDenotes a report
analysisid:nDenotes an analysis
appid:nDenotes an application

To view details of tasks listed in the Identifier column

If you click on an ID listed in the Identifier column, the Auditing page displays details of the particular task for which an audit was recorded. The following image displays the ID in the Identifier table.

For example, after you click a model with an ID, details for the model, such as, domains it is used in, Hierarchy location, are displayed in the Workspace tab. To go back to viewing the Audit messages table, use your browser's back button.

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