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Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

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Simon Turner_4
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Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Hi,

Is there a way of telling when a user has logged into the system or has a log of times/dates when people have logged in?

Regards

Simon
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George M. Meneg
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Hello Simon,

This can be done on SP15 where enhanced auditing is introduced.

However by going to Administrator Console/Audit/Logged On Users you can see the currently logged users. If you want to see the time the connection was created you must customize the view and add "Created".
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Michel SILVA SO
Outstanding Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Hi Simon,

to have a Log you can use the Enhanced Auditing in the Administrator Console > Security > Enhanced Auditing > Audit Log.

To make it work go to Enhanced Auditing > Configuration, right-click and press "Resume". Than in the tree select Logged on users and audit log will be created on this.

Be carreful this will slowdown the server.

I can't remember from which SP it is provided.

Hope this helps,
Rgds,
Michel
Michel SILVA SO
Outstanding Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

...
Enhanced Auditing accessible only with system!
...

;o)
Michel
Simon Turner_4
Trusted Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

i do have enhanced auditing on and I can check the current logged on users, but I would like to find a log file somewhere that shows me a list of log on times in the past. Is there this kind of facility?
Michel SILVA SO
Outstanding Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Hi Simon,

I don't think so.

:o/

Rgds,
Michel.
Ashly A K
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Sorry Simon.... i don't think you can have this.

But, you can try to pull the data from the DB, when when ever the usesr login. But i don't recomend this, if you don't have a very strong DB person, who is dam sure of that he is doing.

-Ashly
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LexTNS
Respected Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Hi Simon,
I use copy from audit and paste in Excel to make a graph of per hour logged in users. This because of the concurrent licences together with 4 times as much users then licences. This way i get info when we are too close to the max number of users.
Reply for more info.
Hope this helps.
Lex.
Simon Turner_4
Trusted Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Do you have something that runs the copy into excel for you, or do you have to do it manually every hour?
LexTNS
Respected Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

Hi Simon,
The copy/paste process is not a 'live' (neither automatic) process. It's done manually on a weekly basis. Due to a automatic logoff in 10 min it is really a lot of data (15000 lines per month, for about 30 users), but i don't know about a better way without using SQL approach.
Lex.
Simon Turner_4
Trusted Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

So how do you get hourly data if you are only extracting it every week?

Is there a log file somewhere that holds this?
LexTNS
Respected Contributor.

Re: Auditing Logins SD4.5 SP13

I was trying to give screenshots as example but this is too much. I use excel formulas and "draaitabellen" (english? translation says turn tables???? :-) ) to convert the logdata to the number of logged on users. The reliability is very discutable (english?), for example a service restart causes a "not logged logout of users", so my graph starts "drifting" and i have to compensate (reset the number of logged on users) for that event. But again its the only way i know to do this (getting info for use of sessions), and its safe for the database. I'm in for better solutions!
You might mail me at lextodbeckmantanobtodnl (replace tod=. and ta=@)
Lex.