2.8 Logging, Auditing, Reporting, and Monitoring Performance

Logging is the mechanism by which components write messages to a file. These messages can be logged at different levels of granularity. Oracle Access Management components use the same logging infrastructure and guidelines as any other component in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. Administrators can monitor performance and log messages for Access Managerand Security Token Service using Oracle Fusion Middleware Control.

In Oracle Fusion Middleware, auditing provides a measure of accountability and answers to the “who has done what and when" types of questions. Oracle Access Management uses the Oracle Fusion Middleware Common Audit Framework to support auditing for a large number of user authentication and authorization run-time events, and administrative events (changes to the system). The Oracle Fusion Middleware Common Audit Framework provides uniform logging and exception handling and diagnostics for all audit events.