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audit_user - events to be audited for given users



      audit_user - events to be audited for given users


      The audit_user file specifies which audit event classes are to be audited
      for the given users.  If specified, these flags are combined with the
      system-wide audit flags in the audit_control(5) file to determine which
      classes of events to audit for that user.  These settings take effect
      when the user logs in.
      Each line maps a user name to a list of classes that should be audited
      and a list of classes that should not be audited.  Entries are of the
      In the format above, alwaysaudit is a set of event classes that are
      always audited, and neveraudit is a set of event classes that should not
      be audited.  These sets can indicate the inclusion or exclusion of multi‐
      ple classes, and whether to audit successful or failed events.  See
      audit_control(5) for more information about audit flags.
      Example entries in this file are:
      These settings would cause login/logout and administrative events that
      succeed on behalf of user “root” to be audited.  No failure events are
      audited.  For the user “jdoe”, failed file creation events are audited,
      administrative events are audited, and successful file write events are
      never audited.
      Per-user and global audit preselection configuration are evaluated at
      time of login, so users must log out and back in again for audit changes
      relating to preselection to take effect.
      Audit record preselection occurs with respect to the audit identifier
      associated with a process, rather than with respect to the UNIX user or
      group ID.  The audit identifier is set as part of the user credential
      context as part of login, and typically does not change as a result of
      running setuid or setgid applications, such as su(1).  This has the
      advantage that events that occur after running su(1) can be audited to
      the original authenticated user, as required by CAPP, but may be surpris‐
      ing if not expected.


      login(1), su(1), audit(4), audit_class(5), audit_control(5),


      The OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security
      division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004.
      It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation
      for the OpenBSM distribution.


      This software was created by McAfee Research, the security research divi‐
      sion of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc.  Additional
      authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc.
      The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit
      event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.


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