Audit user access
Common Data Service support the ability to audit user access. The information that is recorded includes when the user started accessing Common Data Service and if access originated from the Common Data Service web application, Dynamics 365 for Outlook, or SDK calls to the web services.
Enable user access auditing
Auditing of user access is enabled at the organization level. To enable or disable user access auditing, you must retrieve the target organization’s record, and update the
Organization.IsUserAccessAuditEnabled attribute value for the organization. Global auditing on the organization must also be enabled by setting the
Organization.IsAuditEnabled attribute to
true in the organization record. To audit the origin of user access, for example: web application, Dynamics 365 for Outlook or SDK, you must enable auditing on the entities being accessed.
The frequency of auditing user access can be read or set using the
Organization.UserAccessAuditingInterval attribute. The default attribute value of 4 indicates user access is audited once every 4 hours.
For more information about enabling auditing for an organization and entity, see Configure Entities and Attributes for Auditing.
Filter on user access events
To search for audit records that are related to user access, your code should retrieve
Audit records of an organization and filter on the value in
Audit.Action. An enumeration named
AuditAction is provided to identify supported audit actions. The actions related to user access are shown in the following list.
UserAccessviaWeb indicates access from the Common Data Service web application or Dynamics 365 for Outlook.
UserAccessviaWebServices indicates a web service request from the SDK. The
AuditAction enumeration is available to your code when you include
OptionSets.vb in your application’s project.