MAN Solaris - audit_event (4)

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NAME

audit_event - audit event definition and class mapping

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Attributes
Files
See Also
Notes

SYNOPSIS

/etc/security/audit_event

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DESCRIPTION

/etc/security/audit_event is a user-configurable ASCII system file that stores event definitions used in the audit system. As part of this definition, each event is mapped to one or more of the audit classes defined in audit_class(4). See audit_control(4) and audit_user(4) for information about changing the preselection of audit classes in the audit system. Programs can use the getauevent(3BSM) routines to access audit event information.

The fields for each event entry are separated by colons. Each event is separated from the next by a NEWLINE.Each entry in the audit_event file has the form:

number:name:description:flags

The fields are defined as follows:

number

Event number.

Event number ranges are assigned as follows:

0

Reserved as an invalid event number.

1-2047

Reserved for the Solaris Kernel events.

2048-32767

Reserved for the Solaris TCB programs.

32768-65535

Available for third party TCB applications.

System administrators must not add, delete, or modify (except to change the class mapping), events with an event number less than 32768. These events are reserved by the system.

name

Event name.

description

Event description.

flags

Flags specifying classes to which the event is mapped. Classes are comma separated, without spaces.

Obsolete events are commonly assigned to the special class no (invalid) to indicate they are no longer generated. Obsolete events are retained to process old audit trail files. Other events which are not obsolete may also be assigned to the no class.

EXAMPLES

Example 1 Using the audit_event File

The following is an example of some audit_event file entries:

7:AUE_EXEC:exec(2):ps,ex
79:AUE_OPEN_WTC:open(2) - write,creat,trunc:fc,fd,fw
6152:AUE_login:login - local:lo
6153:AUE_logout:logout:lo
6154:AUE_telnet:login - telnet:lo
6155:AUE_rlogin:login - rlogin:lo

ATTRIBUTES

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability See below

The file format stability is evolving. The file content is unstable.

FILES

/etc/security/audit_event

SEE ALSO

bsmconv(1M), getauevent(3BSM), audit_class(4), audit_control(4), audit_user(4)

NOTES

This functionality is available only if the Basic Security Module (BSM) has been enabled. See bsmconv(1M) for more information.

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