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For team members to collaborate in the deployment of software, there needs to be trust and accountability. Octopus Deploy captures audit information whenever significant events happen in the system.

What does Octopus capture?

Below is a short list of just some of the things that Octopus captures:

Some general points worth noting:

  • Octopus does capture the details of every mutating action (create/edit/delete) including who initiated the action
  • Octopus does not capture login and logout events for specific user accounts
  • Octopus does not capture when data is read, however certain sensitive actions like downloading a certificate with its private key is captured

If you are concerned that Octopus does not capture a specific action of interest to you, please contact our support team.

Viewing the audit history

You can view the full audit history by navigating to the Audit tab in the Configuration area.

Some audit events will also include details, which you can see by clicking the show details link. For example:

This feature makes it extremely easy to see who made what changes on the Octopus Deploy server.

Security concerns

Viewing audit logs

In Octopus 3.4 we have introduced a new permission called AuditView which allows someone to view the audit logs without needing other permissions. In earlier versions of Octopus you would require the AdministerSystem permission. Learn about managing users and teams.

Modifying and deleting audit logs is prevented

Octopus actively prevents modifying or deleting audit logs via its API. That being said, a user with the appropriate permissions to the Events table in your Octopus SQL Database could modify or delete records in that table. If you are concerned about this kind of tampering you should configure the permissions to the Events table in your Octopus SQL Database appropriately.