Enable and view audit logs of common management operations in BizTalk Server
Starting with BizTalk Server 2020 and newer, administrators can configure BizTalk Server to generate audit trail for management operation on application artifacts, such as send ports, receive ports, receive locations, orchestrations, and resources. Auditing of suspend/resume/terminate operations on service instances is also possible.
Auditing isn't enabled by default. To enable auditing:
Open BizTalk Server Administration console, right-click the BizTalk Group, and select Settings.
Check Audit management operations.
Set Maximum number of audit entries to desired number. By default, BizTalk stores 10000 most recent entries.
Select OK to save your changes.
Refresh BizTalk Server Administration, if you wish to do more management operation in same session.
View audit logs
- Be sure BizTalk Server operational data service is configured.
- In your browser, enter
- To retrieve audit log entries between a date range, use
http://localhost/BizTalkOperationalDataService/AuditLogs?fromDate=2019-12-25T01:00:00&toDate=2020-01-10. Supported date formats are:
Audit log structure
An audit log has following information:
Id: Id of type Guid, unique per entry.
BatchId: Same for all audited operations performed in a single SQL transaction. Insightful in correlating user operations with lower level details
UserPrincipal: User who performed the operation, for example,
Machine: Machine name from which operation was performed, for example,
ArtifactId: Unique id of the artifact.
ParentArtifactId: If an artifact is child of another artifact, then this field will have artifact id of the parent.
ArtifactType: Type of artifact on which operation was performed, for example
SendPort, ReceivePort, Application etc.
ArtifactName: User configured name of the artifact, for example,
FTP send port.
OperationName: Action performed on the artifact, for example
The following table summarizes possible operations name on different artifacts:
Artifact type Operation name Ports Create/Update/Delete Service Instances Suspend/Resume/Terminate Application resources Add/Update/Remove Binding file Import
Payload: Contains information about what is changed in JSON structure, for example,
CreatedDate: Timestamp when the operation was performed.
When an artifact is created/updated, one or more audit entries are logged. For example, when a send port is created, 3 audit entries are logged. One each for send port, primary transport, and secondary transport respectively. All these entries have the same BatchId. Audit log entries for the primary and secondary transport can be correlated with a send port using the ArtifactId and ParentArtifactId values.