|| FreeBSD System Manager's Manual
audit management utility
|| -e | -i | -n | -s | -t
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
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.
Specifies that the audit system should terminate. Log files are closed and renamed to indicate the time of the shutdown.
daemon must already be running. Optionally, it can be configured to be started on-demand by
(Mac OS X only). The
utility requires audit administrator privileges for successful operation.
Audit policy file used to configure the auditing system.
HISTORY 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
, and SPARTA Inc.
The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.