Audit log

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.

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 look and feel such as color scheme theme, site logo and favicon.
  • Install, uninstall, enable or disable add-ons.

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 90 days. You can choose to keep events for longer in the log settings(up to three years).

You can 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.

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