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Audit administrator actions report

The audit administrator actions report allows you to see various actions that all administrators, or a specific administrator, have performed within your Syncplicity company account over a specified period. The report results are exported as a comma separated values (CSV) file.

If you are auditing a specific administrator, select the corresponding radio button and then start typing part of the administrator's name or email address in the input field. The autocomplete feature will help you locate the administrator.  If you select the wrong administrator by mistake simply click the X icon to remove the selected administrator and start over.

You can choose to report on all auditable administrator actions or select from pre-defined sets of actions. If you are auditing a specific set of actions, select the corresponding radio button and select the action set from the dropdown menu.

The default date range for the report is from one month back through today, but this range can be changed each time you run the audit a user report.  The start of the date range cannot be earlier than January 1st, 2011 and the end of the date range cannot be later than today.  Also, the maximum range between start and end dates cannot exceed 1 year (365 days).

Explanation of the audit administrator actions report's CSV file columns and rows

In the CSV output file for this report, each row provides information on an action performed at a point in time by the corresponding administrator, during the period defined by the date range which was selected when the report was run. Some actions may result in more than one row being written to the CSV output file for this report.

CSV file columns

Explanation

Action: Object

The Syncplicity entity on which the administrative action was taken, e.g. Company Setting, User, Group, etc.

Action: Type

The type of action performed by the administrator, e.g. Change Company Setting, Create User Account, Add User to Group, etc.  Refer to the auditable administrator actions section below for a list of the administrator actions that are reflected in this report.

Action: Target

The specific entity that was changed, such as the user name, policy name, folder name, etc.

Action: Changed From

Where applicable this column provides information on the state of the entity before the change was made, e.g. Storage Quota: N/A.

Action: Changed To

Where applicable this column provides information on the state of the entity after the change was made, e.g. Storage Quota: 10GB.

Action: Date and Time: UTC

The date and time when the action was performed in UTC time. The date and time values are formatted in the international date and time format: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss

Action: Date and Time: UTC<+/-HH:mm>

The date and time when the action was performed in the time zone based on the locale of the administrator's browser session when the report was initiated. The time zone's positive or negative offset (in hours and minutes) from UTC time is included in the column name. The date and time values are formatted in the international date and time format: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss

Action By: User Name

The full name of the Syncplicity administrator who performed the action listed in the "Action: Type" column.

Action By: Email

The email address of the Syncplicity administrator who performed the action listed in the "Action: Type" column.

Action By: Device Name

The name of the device from which the Syncplicity administrator performed the action listed in the "Action: Type" column.

Action By: IP Address

The IP address of the device from which the Syncplicity administrator performed the action listed in the "Action: Type" column.

Auditable administrator actions

The table below provides a list of the administrator actions that are reflected in the Audit administrator actions report.

Action Type

Action Target

Change Company Settings

Custom branding

Change Company Settings

End-user self-signup

Change Company Settings

Reporting Folders

Change Company Settings

Administrator password complexity

Change Company Settings

Administrator privileges based on IP address (Administrator actions access restriction)

Change Company Settings

Active files retention

Create Policy Set

<policy set name>

Change Policy Set

<policy set name>: <policy name>

Add Group to Policy Set

<policy set name>

Remove Group from Policy Set

<policy set name>

Remove Policy Set

<policy set name>

Create Storage Set

<storage set name>

Change Storage Set

<storage set name>

Add Group to Storage Set

<storage set name>

Remove Group from Storage Set

<storage set name>

Remove Storage Set

<storage set name>

StorageVault

<StorageVault name>

Create User Account

<user>

Change User Account

<user>

Change User Password

<user>

Grant User Role

<user>

Revoke User Role

<user>

Impersonate User On

<user>

Impersonate User Off

<user>

Cancel User Account

<user>

Create Group

<group name>

Change Group

<group name>

Add User to Group

<group name>

Remove User from Group

<group name>

Remove Group

<group name>

Change Device

<device name>

Remove Device

<device name>

Wipe and Remove Device

<device name>

Share Folder

<folder name>

Change Folder

<folder name>

Change Sharing Permission

<folder name>

Unshare Folder

<folder name>

 

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