Audit log

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The audit log allows administrators to look back at changes that have been made in your site. This is useful when you need to troubleshoot a problem or if you need to keep a record of important events, such as changes to global permissions. You'll need Confluence Administrator permissions to view the audit log.

To view the audit log  > General Configuration > Audit log.

You can then filter the log by keyword and time to narrow down the results. Here's how it looks.

  1. Filter it: dig into the log by keyword or by time. 
  2. More control: export the whole log or change how long to keep events
  3. Get detailed: see the details of each change. 

The audit log records information about the following events. This is not an exhaustive list, but gives you an idea of what to expect in the log.


  • Create and delete a space.
  • Edit space details, theme, color scheme or stylesheet.
  • Change space permission, including changing anonymous access.
  • Export and import a space.
  • Empty trash.

Users, groups and permissions

  • Add, delete, deactivate or reactivate a user.
  • Edit user details.
  • Change group membership.
  • Add or delete a group.
  • Modify permissions for a user or group.
  • Change global anonymous access.

Global administration

  • Modify global settings such as base URL, mail server, license, user directory, application links and more.
  • Modify global look and feel such as color scheme theme, site logo, favicon, custom HTML and more.
  • Install, uninstall, enable or disable apps or app modules.

The audit log doesn't record information directly relating to pages such as page edits (you can see these in the page history) location, or changes to page restrictions.

By default, events are removed from the log after 3 years. You can choose how long to keep events in the log settings (up to 10 years).

You can also export the log to CSV format if you'd like to explore it in more detail, or if you need to maintain a longer term record.

Last modified on Nov 4, 2019

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