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Viewing and Downloading Audit Logs

Having a record of all the changes over time in your DN network is crucial information to have at your fingertips if you ever need to troubleshoot a problem or investigate a potential security incident, which is why DN includes easily-accessible and detailed audit logs. This guide will describe the information captured in audit logs and explain how to download a .csv file of your logs for further analysis.

To access your DN logs, visit the Logs page in the DN admin panel. You will see a reverse time-ordered list of activities that have occurred in your account, starting with the most recent at the top. Click on any row to expand it and see more details about the actual change that occurred, including the target of the change and its state before and after the change.

Audit Logs page showing a "Host created" record

Note that you can filter the types of logs shown from the dropdown in the top right of the page. This will filter by target type. For example, if you’d like to only see changes to hosts, you can choose “Hosts”, or if you would only like to view authentications into DN, you can choose “Users”:

Open dropdown on the Audit Logs page, selecting the Users type

If you would like to dig a bit deeper into the logs, you can download a .csv file and open it in a spreadsheet editor like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. The export can be filtered down to a specific type (it will default to the same filter being used on the page as described above), and a timeframe up to the previous 90 days can be chosen. If you require more than 90 days of audit logs, contact support, and we will be happy to provide them.

Export CSV modal open with filter and time frame options

After choosing your options and clicking the “Export CSV” button, you will be given a “Download” button, which will allow you to save the file to your computer.

Loading complete for the Export CSV modal, with a Download your logs! button