Man Solaris  - audit (2)

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NAME

audit - write a record to the audit log

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
Usage
Attributes
See Also
Notes

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lbsm  -lsocket   -lnsl   [ library... ]
#include <sys/param.h>
#include <bsm/libbsm.h>

int audit(caddr_t record, int length);

DESCRIPTION

The audit() function queues a record for writing to the system audit log. The data pointed to by record is queued for the log after a minimal consistency check, with the length parameter specifying the size of the record in bytes. The data should be a well-formed audit record as described by audit.log(4).

The kernel validates the record header token type and length, and sets the time stamp value before writing the record to the audit log. The kernel does not do any preselection for user-level generated events. If the audit policy is set to include sequence or trailer tokens, the kernel will append them to the record.

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The audit() function will fail if:

E2BIG

The record length is greater than the maximum allowed record length.

EFAULT

The record argument points outside the process’s allocated address space.

EINVAL

The header token in the record is invalid.

ENOTSUP

Solaris Audit is not defined for this system.

EPERM

The {PRIV_PROC_AUDIT} privilege is not asserted in the effective set of the calling process.

USAGE

Only privileged processes can successfully execute this call.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityCommitted

SEE ALSO

bsmconv(1M), audit(1M), auditd(1M), svcadm(1M), auditon(2), getaudit(2), audit.log(4), attributes(5), privileges(5)

NOTES

The functionality described in this man page is available only if the Basic Security Module (BSM) has been enabled and the audit daemon auditd(1M) has not been disabled by audit(1M) or svcadm(1M). See bsmconv(1M) for more information.

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