Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

About Activity Auditing

You entrust your databases to your database administrators, account owners, and end users. However, it’s important to monitor database activity regularly because accounts are always at risk for being compromised or misused. Activity Auditing in Oracle Data Safe helps to ensure accountability and improve regulatory compliance.

With Activity Auditing, you can monitor user activities on Oracle Cloud databases, collect and retain audit records per industry and regulatory compliance requirements, and trigger alerts as needed for unusual or blacklisted behavior. You can audit sensitive database changes, administrator and user activities, activities recommended by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and activities defined by your own organization. You can choose to be alerted when a database parameter or audit policy changes, a failed login by an admin occurs, a user entitlement changes, and when a user is created or deleted.

Activity Auditing provides a wide range of interactive audit reports, including the All Activity report, which is a comprehensive report that contains every audited activity. Other reports focus on specific areas, such as user and entitlement changes, administrative activity, data access, database schema changes, and login sessions. You can also download a report as a spreadsheet or PDF file, which is useful for compliance reporting.