Audit logging

Audit logging with Atlassian access

Audit logging is available when you subscribe to Atlassian Access.

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About audit logging

The audit log tracks key activities that occur from your Atlassian organization and across your organization’s sites. Use these activities to diagnose problems or questions related to user details, product access, managed accounts, and organization settings.

The audit log includes activities for up to 180 days. To save activities before they pass 180 days, export the audit log periodically.

Product audit logs

Audit logs already exist in Jira Software Cloud and Confluence Cloud. Refer to the table to understand the different types of activities you can find in each audit log.


Jira Software Cloud / Confluence Cloud

Atlassian Access

Example activities

  • Changes to project configuration for Jira

  • Changes to space permissions for Confluence

  • Changes to a user’s product or site access

  • Group creations and deletions

  • Changes to a group’s membership

  • Changes to a group’s product or administration access

Scope

Each individual product

All sites and products added to the organization

Learn more about product audit logs in the Jira admin or Confluence admin documentation.

Access audit log activities

The activities that appear in your audit log come from sites you’ve added to your organization. The audit log includes these types of activities.

Type

Activity explanation

Site & product users

Actions that site admins complete for users with product access, typically from the Users page or an individual user’s details page.

Groups

Actions that site admins site admins complete, typically from the Groups or Product access pages.

Organization

Actions that organization admins complete, related to settings or other organization pages.

Security policies

Actions that organization admins take related to the organization’s security policies.

User accounts

Actions that the organization's managed accounts take with their own accounts.

View the audit log

To access your organization's audit log, you must be an organization admin. From your organization at admin.atlassian.com, select Security and then Audit log.

You’ll see a table of activities, organized by the date and time the activity happened, the actor who took the action, and the action itself.

It may take a few minutes for new activities to appear in the audit log.

Search the audit log

The audit log lists activities that go as far back as 180 days.

  1. Enter your search criteria in the text field. You can search for activities with users' names, email addresses, group names, or site names. You must enter an exact term.

  2. Narrow the search results by specifying the dates and activity.

  3. Click Apply to search.

Export the audit log

When you export a log, you receive an email with a CSV file to download. The CSV file will include up to 10,000 activities. If you’re using the search or filter options when you export, the CSV file will only include the filtered activities.

You can also use the organizations REST API to access and save audit log activites. See our API documentation for more details.

  1. Click Export log in the top right.

  2. From the dialog, click Export.

  3. You’ll receive an email called Your audit log is ready to download. From the email, click Download audit log to download the CSV file.

The download link in the email expires one day later. If you don’t download the CSV file right away, you can export the log again.

Last modified on Nov 7, 2019

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