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Change Auditor for SharePoint 7.2 - User Guide

Change Auditor for SharePoint Overview


Auditing your SharePoint platform is critical to maintaining internal security controls and meeting external auditing regulation requirements. Change Auditor for SharePoint tracks operations across your SharePoint environment, providing comprehensive auditing and reporting that tells you ‘who, what, when and where’ changes are being made to SharePoint configuration, documents, lists and sites.

To enable SharePoint auditing, you must deploy the Change Auditor SharePoint component to the SharePoint farms, then create an auditing template for each farm to define the paths within the farm to audit, and the agent to capture the events.

Change Auditor also audits user and administration activity for SharePoint Online (and OneDrive for Business) that corresponds to the events in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center unified audit log. You can track, report, and create alerts on activities including:


System overview

The following diagram illustrates how SharePoint integrates with Change Auditor to provide this auditing capability.

The SharePoint Farm Administrator deploys the SharePoint.Auditing.Monitor.wsp solution, which writes event information from each server to the SharePoint database. Deployment is done by running the SharePoint Solution Manager utility.

Deployment requirements

For a successful deployment, ensure that your environment meets the minimum system requirements. For information about system requirements, see the Change Auditor Release Notes. For details on installing Change Auditor, see the Change Auditor Installation Guide.

After you have installed Change Auditor, complete the following to audit SharePoint events:

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