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Status Delivered
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 3, 2014

syslog support for informix audit logging. or an easier mechanism to forward logs in the shortterm

We will prefer a syslog compliant logging or in the short-term an easier interface for forwarding logs (audit logs) to a centralized system.
There is a new PCI/PA-DSS requirement for the financial/banking industry. To send all security logging to a centralized server. In the context of informix this means the audit logs. As of now audit logs are written to a specified directory.
There is an additional complication, that the logfilename will keep changing at different times. That means any program written to monitor logging and forwarding has to put in logic for detecting the lastest log file, and then forward new entries from it.

The industry standard for these is using a syslog compliant logging. As of now for the reasons mentioned above, meeting this requirement is a very cumbersome process of integration.

We have informix installed on hundreds of client sites, and I would definitely like to see support added in informix for supporting centralized logging.

I am quite sure you are going to hear about similar problems faced by a large number of customer in banking industry, who are trying to meet the new requirement originating from PCI.

In case syslog can

FYI: Oracle support direct sending of logs using syslog facility. This allows for easy integration with a centralized logging server.
  • Admin
    Karen Qualley
    Jun 30, 2021

    Delivered as of 14.10.xC6

  • Guest
    Jun 28, 2021

    I guess this is already implemented in version 14.10.xC6

    Vicente Salvador