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AUDIT_TRAIL

Property Description
Parameter type String
Syntax AUDIT_TRAIL = { none | os | db [, extended] | xml [, extended] }
Default value none
Modifiable No
Basic No

AUDIT_TRAIL enables or disables database auditing.

Values:

You can use the SQL AUDIT statement to set auditing options regardless of the setting of this parameter.

Examples

The following statement sets the db, extended value for the AUDIT_TRAIL parameter. The new value takes effect after the database is restarted.

SQL> alter system set AUDIT_TRAIL=db, extended scope=spfile;

System altered.

SQL>

The following statement sets the xml, extended value for the AUDIT_TRAIL parameter. The new value takes effect after the database is restarted.

SQL> alter system set AUDIT_TRAIL=xml, extended scope=spfile;

System altered.

SQL>

The following statement sets the db value for the AUDIT_TRAIL parameter. The new value takes effect after the database is restarted.

SQL> alter system set AUDIT_TRAIL=db scope=spfile;

System altered.

SQL>

See Also:

Oracle Database Security Guide describes the types of auditing that can be performed and provides more information about using the different auditing options, including configuration examples.