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Audit logs

Akamas audit logs

Akamas stores all its logs into an internal Elasticsearch instance: some of these logs are reported to the user in the GUI in order to ease the monitoring of workflow executions, while other logs are only accessible via CLI and are mostly used to provide more context and information to support requests.
Audit access can be performed by using the CLI in order to extract logs related to UI or API access. For instance, to extract audit logs from the last hour use the following commands:
  • UI Logs
akamas logs --no-pagination -S kong -f -1h
  • API Logs
akamas logs --no-pagination -S kong -f -1h
Notice: to visualize the system logs unrelated to the execution of workflows bound to workspaces, you need an account with administrative privileges.

Storing audit logs into files

To ease the integration with external logging systems, Akamas can be configured to store access logs into files. To enable this feature you should:
  1. 1.
    Create a logs folder next to the Akamas docker-compose.yml file
  2. 2.
    Edit the docker-compose.yml file by modifying the line FILE_LOG: "false" to FILE_LOG: "true"
  3. 3.
    If Akamas is already running issue the following command
docker-compose up -d logstash
otherwise, start Akamas first.
When the user interacts with the UI or the API Akamas will report detailed access logs both on the internal database and in a file in the logs folder. To ease log rolling and management every day Akamas will create a new file named according to the pattern access-%{+YYYY-MM-dd}.log.