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Treasure Data offers standard and premium features that enable administrators to monitor the access and use of data. Treasure Data premium audit logs provide a detailed audit trail of all the activity that occurs in an account.
Audit log is an add-on feature and, therefore, must be requested. Contact us if you're interested.
Standard and Premium Audit Logs
Standard Audit Log
The Treasure Data standard audit log enables you to view events that occur within the last 24 hours. You can also download the log.
Accessing Standard Audit Log
You access the audit log from the control panel:
Or you access the audit log from the Admin Window, under the Activity tab.
When you export or download the standard audit log, you see more data (such as resource type and IP address) than you see on the Activity page.
Premium Audit Log
Users who buy the premium license can view, filter, and query the audit log. The premium audit log captures and holds an unlimited number of events. Refer to Premium Audit Log Captured Events in this article.
Accessing Premium Audit Log
When you purchase this premium feature, an access table is added to your account
Database view. The filename for the log is
td_audit_log. Even if you have multiple databases, you have only one audit log.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I not seeing my actions in the audit log?
It might take up to 10 minutes for an event to appear in the audit log. There is a period of latency between the action and the logging of the event.
Are data connector activities such as export results logged?
Most data connector activities are captured as job events. No logged job action exists for exporting data in a query.
In the Premium audit log, you can see job result download as an event. If you download a result, for example as a csv or tsv, it is recorded as
job_result_download event. You can also see preview of job results as an event:
Job events cover several data connector activities as well as Hive and Presto queries.
What is the difference between an audit trail and audit log?
In some cases audit log and audit trail are used interchangeably. Generally:
Audit Logs tell you what an actor (user or entity) did. The log monitors who did what, and when.
Audit Trails tell you what sequence of actions occurred for a certain state to be created. You use trails confirm how and why the system or the data is in a certain state.
Treasure Data offers audit logs, not audit trails.