How to audit MAAS

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This page provides concise procedures for working with MAAS audit events.

List audit events

To get a list of MAAS audit events, you can use the following MAAS CLI command:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT

This command will list all audit events. The output will include details such as username, hostname, date, and event description.

Filter events by hostname

To filter audit events by a specific hostname, use the following MAAS CLI command:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT hostname=your-hostname

Replace your-hostname with the desired hostname. This command will list audit events specific to the provided hostname.

Filter events by MAC

If you want to filter audit events by a specific MAC address, use this MAAS CLI command:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT mac_address=00:11:22:33:44:55

Replace 00:11:22:33:44:55 with the MAC address you want to filter by. This command will display audit events related to the specified MAC address.

Filter events by SYSID

To filter audit events by a specific system ID, use the following MAAS CLI command:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT id=system-id

Replace system-id with the desired system ID. This command will list audit events specific to the provided system ID.

Filter events by zone

If you want to filter audit events by a specific zone, use the following MAAS CLI command:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT zone=your-zone

Replace your-zone with the desired zone name. This command will display audit events for machines in the specified zone.

Filter events by owner

To filter audit events by the owner of the machine, use this MAAS CLI command:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT owner=owner-username

Replace owner-username with the username of the machine’s owner. This command will list audit events for machines owned by the specified user.

Limit event count

You can limit the number of audit events displayed using the limit parameter. For example:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT limit=10

This command will limit the output to the last 10 audit events. You can adjust the limit to your preference.

Move event window

To display audit events occurring after a specific event ID, you can use the after parameter. For example:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT after=event-id

Replace event-id with the ID of the event you want to start from. This command will display audit events that occurred after the specified event.

Audit life-cycles

To audit a machine’s life cycle, you can collect audit data for a specific machine over time. First, collect a significant amount of audit data for the machine using the hostname filter:

$ maas $PROFILE events query level=AUDIT hostname=your-hostname limit=1000 > /tmp/audit-data

This command will retrieve a substantial number of audit events for the specified hostname and store them in a file named audit-data.

Next, you can analyse this data to track changes, actions, and events related to the machine’s life cycle. This can help in troubleshooting and monitoring machine behaviour over time.


Last updated 21 days ago.