audit management utility
SYNOPSIS (NOW DEPRECATED)
audit utility controls the state of
the audit system. One of the following flags is required as an argument to
- Forces the audit system to immediately remove audit log files that meet the expiration criteria specified in the audit control file without doing a log rotation.
- Initializes and starts auditing. This option is currently for Mac OS X only and requires auditd(8) to be configured to run under launchd(8).
- Forces the audit system to close the existing audit log file and rotate to a new log file in a location specified in the audit control file. Also, audit log files that meet the expiration criteria specified in the audit control file will be removed.
- Specifies that the audit system should [re]synchronize its configuration from the audit control file. A new log file will be created. The attributable flags parameter from the audit_control(5) configuration file is set at login time and is not synchronized with this flag.
- Specifies that the audit system should terminate. Log files are closed and renamed to indicate the time of the shutdown.
The auditd(8) daemon must already be running. Optionally, it can be
configured to be started on-demand by
launchd(8) (Mac OS X only). The
requires audit administrator privileges for successful operation.
- Audit policy file used to configure the auditing system.
audit(4), audit_control(5), auditd(8), launchd(8)
The OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004. It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation for the OpenBSM distribution.
This software was created by McAfee Research, the security research division of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. Additional authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc.
The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.