As your network grows, the more people you begin to have logged into your network, making changes to settings, or changing billing or contact info for partners. With so many cooks in the proverbial kitchen, it is difficult to maintain a cohesive overview of your entire network and you may find yourself pondering, “Wait, something changed?”, “When did this happen?”, and “Who changed it?”.
For enterprise accounts, the network administrators now have access to a tool called Data Audit Logs, which tracks and shows changes made in your system. This feature is useful when you want to look back at what changes have occurred and, perhaps more importantly, which user made them.
To access the audit logs, go to Company > Data Audit Logs. The last 10 events that were changed in the application will automatically be generated. Only the network admin/creator can access the logs from their account.
On the Data Audit Log page, you have access to the following parameters for all of your data audit logs:
- Date – The date that the event occurred; in UTC time
- Type – The place that the change was made; e.g. in Offers, Partner profiles, etc.
- Name – This is a short summary of what setting or account was changed
- Change – The type of change made; e.g. updated, deleted, inserted, etc.
- User IP Address – The IP address the change was made from
- User – The name of the user in the system who made the change
- User Type – The type of user; can be either Employee, Partner, or Advertiser
- Changes – This is the breakdown of each field that was changed in the log
For each log, you can see the fields that were changed by clicking on the number in the ‘Changes’ column. This will show a modal showing all the changes made for this log.
In the example above, you can see there were two changes: the first states that the expiration date field was changed to a later date. The second field shows that the date modified field was updated.
Applying Filters to Your Audit Logs
If you are dealing with a large data log, using the filtering function is a quick method of finding the correct changelog for your query. Your filtering options are numerous. You can set a date range for the logs, or drill down by the user. You can also select which user, and types of users, or see which changes were done with API calls.
As you can see, the Data Audit Logs are a very useful tool for you to keep track of the status of your network. With these logs, you now have the ability to keep tabs on the changes made throughout your network and thus be able to track down unwanted changes and be able to reset the original values.