Audit Trail API

Log in a third-party storage

To store the audit log in an additional third-party storage, to send a notification, or just monitor the logged events, implement an IAuditLogger with its single Log method in the following way:

Register the logger in the container (a name is required) in the following way:

For more details on implementation, see Integrate Audit trail module with Elasticsearch and Kibana

NOTE: The Log method is called synchronously during event handling, which means that the time your logging takes is added to the overall operation time (for example, to publishing an item). Plan carefully the performance implications and if needed, introduce some asynchronicity in your code. Alternatively, introduce an out-of-process message queue or a logging agent to ensure the quick completion of the operation.

Log additional or custom events

To implement audit for your custom events or for Sitefinity's CMS events not implemented out-of-the-box, register an event handler along with the corresponding converters as demonstrated by the following code:

Event code

Global.asax

Augment logged information

To augment the logged event information, for instance loading additional information, implement an IAuditInfoProcessor with its single Process method and register it the container (the name is required).

Following is an example code that adds the display name of the current user (first name and last name) to each log entry:

Event code

Global.asax

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