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Analysis of Data Use and Access

Audience: Data Owners

Content Summary: All activity in Immuta is audited. This process provides rich audit logs that detail who subscribes to each data source, why they subscribe, when they access data, what SQL queries and blob fetches they run, and which files they access. Audit logs can be used for a number of intentions, including insider threat surveillance and data access monitoring for billing purposes. Audit logs can also be shipped to your enterprise auditing capability.

To view all audit logs, a user must have the AUDIT permission. However, Data Owners can run audit logs for their own data sources in the Immuta console, even if they don't have the AUDIT permission.

This page discusses the features and concepts associated with audit logs. Navigate to the Data Owner Audit Tutorial for step-by-step instructions on viewing audit logs for your data sources in the console.

For information about audit logs visible to users with the AUDIT permission, navigate to this section of our documentation.

Audit Log Transport Details

Immuta's logging system is designed to easily connect with enterprise log collection and aggregation systems. Please see the Log Aggregation guide for full details.

Audit UI Functionality

Immuta provides access to all of the audit logs via the Audit page.

Audit Page

Only users with the AUDIT permission can access this page. See the Administration section for more information.

Users can sort these logs by ascending (oldest entries first) or descending (latest entries first) order. By default, 50 log entries are displayed to a page, but that can be changed to 100 or 200. Additionally, users can filter the entries in a variety of ways, including by project purpose, blobId, remote query id, the entry timestamp, data source, project, record type, user, and SQL query. These query audit records detail the query run, the columns that were masked, and how the masking was enforced.

Query Audit Log