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The audit log tracks key activities that occur within Atlassian organization. Use these activities to diagnose problems or questions related to user details, product access, managed accounts, and organization settings.
The audit log includes activities for up to 180 days. To save activities before they pass 180 days, export the audit log periodically.
Track user-created activity
Tracking user-created activity in the audit log is available when you upgrade your products to an Enterprise plan. Read more about Enterprise plans
The audit log also tracks user-created activity. By default, we store content from user-created activity in the audit log. User-created activity refers to actions users take like viewing or creating a Confluence page.
You can choose whether or not to store user-created content in the audit log. When you update your activity settings in the audit log, you can see these changes in activity:
2. Not Stored
Stored user-created activity – you can see the Confluence page title and/or Jira issue identification in the audit log.
Not stored user-created activity – you’re unable to see the Confluence page title and/or Jira issue identification in the audit log.
Data residency isn’t available for the audit log.
You may want to exclude sensitive content from the audit log. You can do this by updating your activity settings in the audit log. Learn more about data residency
Change settings for user-created activity
Navigate to Audit Log at admin.atlassian.com.
Select Activity settings.
Select Product > Stored to start storing user-created activity.
Select Product > Not stored to stop storing user-created activity.
Product audit logs
Audit logs already exist in Jira Software Cloud and Confluence Cloud. Refer to the table to understand the different types of activities you can find in each audit log.
Jira Software Cloud / Confluence Cloud
Each individual product
All sites and products added to the organization
Jira and Confluence
Determined by each product’s storage limits
Retain for 180 days
Retain for at least 30 days
Access audit log activities
The audit log includes these types of activities.
Site & product users
Actions that admins complete for users with product access, typically from the Users page or an individual user’s details page.
Actions that admins complete, typically from the Groups or Product access pages.
Actions that organization admins complete, related to settings or other organization pages.
Actions that organization admins take related to the organization’s security policies.
Actions that the organization's managed accounts take with their own accounts.
View the audit log
To access your organization's audit log, you must be an organization admin. From your organization at admin.atlassian.com, select Security and then Audit log.
You’ll see a table of activities, organized by the date and time the activity happened and the actor who took the action. The actor may be a user or the Atlassian system.
It may take a few minutes for new activities to appear in the audit log.
Search the audit log
The audit log lists activities that go as far back as 180 days.
Enter your search criteria in the text field. You can search for activities with users' names, email addresses, group names, or site names. You must enter an exact term.
Narrow the search results by specifying the dates and activity.
Click Apply to search.
Export the audit log
When you export a log, you receive an email with a CSV file to download. The CSV file will include up to 10,000 activities. If you’re using the search or filter options when you export, the CSV file will only include the filtered activities.
You can also use the organizations REST API to access and save audit log activities. See our API documentation for more details.
Click Export log in the top right.
From the dialog, click Export.
You’ll receive an email called Your audit log is ready to download. From the email, click Download audit log to download the CSV file.
The download link in the email expires one day later. If you don’t download the CSV file right away, you can export the log again.
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