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Core Business Services - Security and Auditing
Auditing : Audit Security : Audit archiving : Archiving audit data
Archiving audit data
When an audit data archiver uses the Audit Archive utility to move audit data, the following steps occur:
1. The current authenticated user is validated as an audit data archiver. This validation requires that the user authenticate to a user authentication system that is trusted by the OpenEdge database. The initial trusted authentication system is OpenEdge, which is implemented using the OpenEdge databases _User table. When no additional user authentication systems are configured for the database, an alternate method is to use the user ID of the audit administrators privilege and use the database MAC key phrase as the account password.
2. The utility establishes a time stamp marker as being the point in time where all older audit data records are selected.
3. The utility creates a new audit data record with the run-time parameters that will be used to perform the archive operation.
4. The utility archives the audit data records from the audit data tables to a secure flat file, from which they can be loaded to a long-term storage database.
If the audit record is an archival event, the utility retains the record in the source. If the record is not an archival event, the utility deletes the audit data record from the source.
For more information, see the section about audit archiving in OpenEdge Data Management: Database Administration.