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Auditing : Configuring OpenEdge Auditing : Setting up OpenEdge auditing context

Setting up OpenEdge auditing context

OpenEdge auditing supports recording events for OpenEdge database record operations as well as OpenEdge application events. These event records provide enough information about the record event itself but lack the contextual information necessary to relate them to the environment in which they occurred.
For instance, it is useful to know when and by whom a database record was changed. However, knowing where it was changed, how it was changed, and what else changed at the same time is required to put that record change into the proper perspective. Without that perspective, it is most often the case that you cannot determine whether the change was legitimate or not, nor will you be able to drill down into the reasons for the change.
For these reasons, OpenEdge auditing provides a number of features that allow contextual information to be associated (bound) to individual audit event records. The types of contextual information that can be associated include any combination of the following:
*Database transactions
*Client login sessions
*Application context
*Application event groups
The sections that follow describe the functionality, use, and management of the OpenEdge auditing application context features.
* Auditing context architecture
* Recording auditing context information
* How auditing context is referenced by audit event records
* Adding auditing context to the application