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API Audit Logging

Audit middleware supports delivery of CADF audit events via Oslo
messaging notifier capability. Based on notification_driver configuration, audit events
can be routed to messaging infrastructure (notification_driver =
messagingv2) or can be routed to a log file ([oslo_messaging_notifications]/driver =

Audit middleware creates two events per REST API interaction. First
event has information extracted from request data and the second one has
request outcome (response).

Enabling API Audit Logging

Audit middleware is available as part of keystonemiddleware (>= 1.6) library. For
information regarding how audit middleware functions refer here <audit.html>.

Auditing can be enabled for the Bare Metal service by making the
following changes to /etc/ironic/ironic.conf.

  1. To enable audit logging of API requests:

  2. To customize auditing API requests, the audit middleware requires
    the audit_map_file setting to be defined. Update the value of
    configuration setting ‘audit_map_file’ to set its location. Audit map
    file configuration options for the Bare Metal service are included in
    the etc/ironic/ironic_api_audit_map.conf.sample file. To understand CADF
    format specified in ironic_api_audit_map.conf file refer to CADF

  3. Comma separated list of Ironic REST API HTTP methods to be
    ignored during audit. It is used only when API audit is enabled. For


Sample Audit Event

Following is the sample of audit event for ironic node list

   "timestamp":"2016-06-15 06:04:30.904397",