Configure External Audit Store Wizard

The Configure External Audit Store Wizard is used to configure an external audit store to output audit records via the audit sink policy. It can be used to create an external JDBC audit sink (and its associated) lookup policy or it can create a custom audit sink and lookup policy. When creating a custom audit sink, you are free to configure the lookup policy as necessary. By comparison, you must not modify the system-generated policy for JDBC audit stores.
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The Configure External Audit Store Wizard is used to configure an external audit store to output audit records via the audit sink policy. It can be used to create an external JDBC audit sink (and its associated) lookup policy or it can create a custom audit sink and lookup policy. When creating a custom audit sink, you are free to configure the lookup policy as necessary. By comparison, you must not modify the system-generated policy for JDBC audit stores.
The Configure External Audit Store Wizard starts when you click [
Configure
] on the Audit Sink Properties dialog. For more information, see Manage the Audit Sink.
For more information about wizards, see "
Wizard
" under Interfaces.
Wizard Step
Description
Step 1: Select JDBC Connection
Choose the type of external audit store to create:
  • Select Create External JDBC Audit Sink and Lookup Policy to create an audit store based on a JDBC connection.
    • Select the connection to use from the drop-down list. If the connection you need is not displayed, click [
      Manage JDBC Connections
      ] to create it. For more information, see Manage JDBC Connections.
  • Select Custom Audit Sink and Lookup Policy to create an audit sink and lookup policy that you can customize later.
    If choosing this type of policy, the wizard is now complete. Click [
    Finish
    ] to create or overwrite any existing audit sink and lookup policies. 
Step 2: Configure database
(JDBC audit store only)
Enter names for the following tables:
  • Audit Record Table (Default: audit_main)
  • Audit Detail Table (Default: audit_detail)
These tables are used in the database that will be created for the external audit store in Step 3 of the wizard.
Step 3: Test/Create database
(JDBC audit store only)
In this step, the database schema is displayed. You may examine the schema as shown in the scrolling list or you may copy the schema to the Clipboard and paste it into another application. At this point you can:
  • Click [
    Create Tables
    ] to create the database tables required for logging into the database, using the displayed schema and table names from Step 2. Enter the Username and Password when prompted. Note: This assumes that you have permission to create databases.
  • Click [
    Check Tables Exist
    ] to verify that the database tables have seen set up correctly.
  • Click [
    Finish
    ] to close the wizard. This will create or overwrite the audit sink and lookup properties.