AUDIT_EVENT(5) File Formats and Configurations AUDIT_EVENT(5)

audit_event - audit event definition and class mapping

/etc/security/audit_event

/etc/security/audit_event is a user-configurable ASCII system file that stores event definitions used in the audit system. As part of this definition, each event is mapped to one or more of the audit classes defined in audit_class(5). Programs can use the getauevent(3BSM) routines to access audit event information.

The fields for each event entry are separated by colons. Each event is separated from the next by a NEWLINE.Each entry in the audit_event file has the form:


number:name:description:flags

The fields are defined as follows:

number

Event number.

Event number ranges are assigned as follows:

0

Reserved as an invalid event number.

1-2047

Reserved for the Solaris Kernel events.

2048-32767

Reserved for the Solaris TCB programs.

32768-65535

Available for third party TCB applications.

System administrators must not add, delete, or modify (except to change the class mapping), events with an event number less than 32768. These events are reserved by the system.

name

Event name.

description

Event description.

flags

Flags specifying classes to which the event is mapped. Classes are comma separated, without spaces.

Obsolete events are commonly assigned to the special class no (invalid) to indicate they are no longer generated. Obsolete events are retained to process old audit trail files. Other events which are not obsolete may also be assigned to the no class.

Example 1 Using the audit_event File

The following is an example of some audit_event file entries:


7:AUE_EXEC:exec(2):ps,ex
79:AUE_OPEN_WTC:open(2) - write,creat,trunc:fc,fd,fw
6152:AUE_login:login - local:lo
6153:AUE_logout:logout:lo
6154:AUE_telnet:login - telnet:lo
6155:AUE_rlogin:login - rlogin:lo

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability See below.

The file format stability is Committed. The file content is Uncommitted.

/etc/security/audit_event

getauevent(3BSM), audit_class(5)
March 6, 2017 OmniOS