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Monitoring changes to PRTG by users

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In order to properly track changes to PRTG is there a way to get notified when a device or sensor is added or deleted? I know these things show up in the log.htm page but those logs are filled with other items. I need to specifically see when a device or sensor change was made and hopefully by which user.

If this isn't available in PRTG itself is there a log file I can manually search?

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Created on Sep 18, 2018 2:16:53 PM by  dreniarb (10) 1



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That would be the webserver access log, located under the following path:

C:\ProgramData\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor\Logs\webserver\WebServer.log

Simply search for /deleteobject.htm. It will contain the following information:

#322438 2018-09-19 14:05:22 169.254.89.168 "user100" nue-ws-112 80 GET /deleteobject.htm _hjax=true&id=17849
  |           |                            |  Object ID _______________________________________________|
  |           |                   User ID__|
  |           |__________________ Timestamp
  |_ ____________________________ Line# 

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Kind regards,
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Sep 19, 2018 12:09:31 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Hi Stephan,

Is there a more audit-kind of log file that could be reviewed?

This topic started in the SpiceWorks forum and we redirected it here. There are a few people that already expressed their interest in it, including myself.

We have e.g. a Junior Admin here that is taking on more and more responsibilities, including PRTG. What we are after is pretty much a summary report - can be a simple website in PRTG - that shows:

When - Who - Object and What changed / happened

The webserver log is to be read in interpreted - but this is not easy when it comes to details like:

What sensor - this should be the whole path in the hierarchy What changes on the object - was it added - was it deleted - was it modified If it was modified - what changed, e.g.

  • limits for error/warning adjust from OLD to NEW
  • description changed from OLD to NEW

On top even events like PAUSED - ACK - RESUME etc. would be important to see in the AUDIT LOG

Pretty sure you see where this is going. This would be a really helpful feature - call it AUDIT LOG

Caught myself several times discovering even more experienced peers changing things they should have changed..

Regards

Florian Rossmark

www.it-admins.com

Created on Sep 19, 2018 1:43:05 PM by  Florian Rossmark (4,188) 3 2



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Thanks. That's exactly what I'm looking for.

Created on Sep 19, 2018 1:43:29 PM by  dreniarb (10) 1



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@Florian This screams for a Feature Request ;)


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Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Sep 19, 2018 1:47:18 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Posted a feature request - it should be pending approval. Please put the link here upon approval if you can.

Thank you, Florian Rossmark

Created on Sep 19, 2018 3:42:42 PM by  Florian Rossmark (4,188) 3 2



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Hi Florian,

Done :) This feature request has been converted into an official feature request:
https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/81489-audit-logging-tracking-changes-within-the-prtg-sensor-configuration

Please read our new guide on how we want to handle feature requests in future. Thanks!


Kind regards,
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Sep 20, 2018 5:39:03 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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