Primary Note For Oracle Database Auditing
(Doc ID 1299033.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2023
Applies to:Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This Primary Note is intended to provide an index and references to the most frequently used My Oracle Support Notes with respect to Oracle Database Auditing. This Primary Note is subdivided into categories to allow for easy access and reference to notes that are applicable to your area of interest.
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This document is meant for use as a guide by those who are configuring or managing/troubleshooting Oracle Database Auditing.
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In this Document
|Oracle Standard Database Auditing Concepts and Overview|
|What auditing will NOT provide|
|Oracle Database Auditing Installation|
|Oracle Database Auditing Configuration and Administration|
|Enabling Standard Auditing|
|Configuring what must be audited|
|Auditing SQL Statements|
|Auditing Schema Objects|
|Auditing Network Activity|
|Auditing SYSDBA/SYSOPER activities|
|Oracle Database Auditing Performance Overhead|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|How do I audit the actions executed by the proxy users on behalf of the real users?|
|Why do I have so many audit records ?|
|After upgrading my database much more audit records are produced. Why?|
|I have declared what must be audited but the audited event produces no audit records. Why?|
|I have removed the auditing categories using the NOAUDIT statement yet audit records are still produced. Why?|
|Auditing was disabled and the database was restarted yet I see that many audit files are written into the audit file destination directory. Why?|
|I want to declare an auditing category for all the users except one. How can I do it?|
|I removed all the auditing categories using the script from Note 287436.1 yet I still have audit records created even after restarting the database. Why?|
|How do I audit the "alter session set NLS_DATE_FORMAT=..." statements?|
|Why do I have messages like "USER xx is being audited for all SELECTS" in the alert.log ?|
|Oracle Database Auditing HOWTOs|
|Oracle Database Auditing Troubleshooting|
|Auditing related parameters and views|
|Oracle Database Auditing Best Practices|
|Oracle Database Auditing Documentation|
|Using My Oracle Support Effectively|