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View the audit log

You'll need Confluence Administrator permissions to view the audit log. The audit log isn’t available on the Free plan.

The audit log allows administrators to look back at changes that have been made in your site. This is useful when you need to troubleshoot a problem or if you need to keep a record of important events, such as changes to global permissions. 

To view the audit log, select (Settings) in the Confluence navigation, then Audit log.

You can then filter the log by keyword and time to narrow down the results. Here's how it looks.

The audit log gives you a history of changes to your Confluence site.
  1. Filter it: dig into the log by keyword or by time. 

  2. More control: export the whole log or change how long to keep events

  3. Get detailed: see the details of each change. 

The audit log records information about the following events. This is not an exhaustive list, but gives you an idea of what to expect in the log.

  • Spaces

    • Create and delete a space.

    • Edit space details, theme, color scheme or stylesheet.

    • Change space permission, including changing anonymous access.

    • Export and import a space.

    • Empty trash.

  • Users, groups and permissions

    • Add, delete, deactivate or reactivate a user.

    • Edit user details.

    • Change group membership.

    • Add or delete a group.

    • Modify permissions for a user or group.

    • Change global anonymous access.

  • Global administration

    • Modify global look and feel such as color scheme theme, site logo and favicon.

    • Install, uninstall, enable or disable add-ons.

The audit log doesn't record information directly relating to pages such as page edits (you can see these in the page history), location, or changes to page restrictions.

Events are removed from the log, by default, after 90 days. You can choose to keep events for up to six months by adjusting the log settings. To retain a record of logs older than six months, or to explore the log in more detail, you can export the log to CSV format.

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