This blog will address how the MariaDB Auditing Plugin can help monitor database activity to help with security, accountability and troubleshooting.
Why Audit Your Databases?
Auditing is an essential task for monitoring your database environment. By auditing your database, you can achieve accountability for actions taken or content accessed within your environment. You will also deter users (or others) from inappropriate actions.
If there is any bad behavior, you can investigate suspicious activity. For example, if a user is deleting data from tables, the admins could audit all connections to the database and all deletions of rows. You can also use auditing to notify admins when an unauthorized user manipulates or deletes data or that a user has more privileges than expected.
Auditing Plugins Available for MySQL
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