The Log area displays a detailed log of server activity.

The server logs have a standard format according to RFC 5424 for easy processing in external log analyzers. Optionally, you can also send all log recordings in real-time mode via UDP to external log servers for audit-proof processing and storage. You can find additional server log settings in the server's general server settings.

The main view of the Log area displays the following columns:

  • Severity: You can see here which kind of log entry was registered. For example, log entries may be Informational or an error may be registered on the server which will then be displayed as Error, too.
  • Date and time: Displays the exact date and time a server activity was logged.
  • User name: Displays the user (with their user name) responsible for the corresponding server activity. 
  • Address: Displays a user's IP address or the IP address a server activity can be related to.
  • Event ID: Every single event has a specific event ID.
  • Event description: You can see here which kind of activity was carried out by a user/group and therefore logged, for example Database sent to the user, Exporting entries or Log on with a client application etc.
  • Database: You can see here which databases were accessed and within which databases server activities were logged.
  • Object: Displays the object (folder/entry) which was accessed within a specific database.
  • New object: If an entry or folder is modified or moved, for example, the procedure is logged in the New object column. You can then see here which object was updated or replaced by something else, for example.
  • Reason: In case an error is logged on the server, this column will show the reason for this error. Besides, it may be mandatory for server users to specify a reason when deleting folders and entries within server databases. If so, users must enter a reason if they would like to delete objects. This reason will then also be displayed here.

Besides, more options are available on the right:

  • Open log: Use this button to open an already existing log file (*.log) in the Server Manager.
  • Export log: Here, you can export the server's log either to the XML or CSV format and save it accordingly. 
  • Advanced filter: Use this button if you would like to filter the log entries in more detail.

HINT: You can use the filter box in the upper left corner of the Log area's main view to search for specific events in the server log. For example, enter a server user's username to display all events related to the corresponding user.