Auditing in MapR

Describes how auditing records valuable information about the cluster.

The auditing features in MapR let you log audit records of cluster-administration operations and operations on directories, files, and tables.

Auditing creates audit records of maprcli commands, REST API calls, and other actions performed on a cluster through the MapR Control System (MCS).

Auditing records many different types of operations on directories, files, and MapR-DB tables in log files in various locations in your MapR cluster. You can then process the information in these log files with Apache Drill or other tools. For an overview of how auditing works and the wide variety of ways you can use auditing, see Auditing of Cluster Administration and Operations on Directories, Files, and Tables.

Special guidance is provided for using auditing in cluster administration or file system and table operations, and information on audit log files to help interpret auditing messages.