This feature fulfills the 21 CFR Part 11 requirement for human readable audit trails for electronic records. The audit trail feature provides human and machine-readable daily log of all activities (login, upload/download, run analysis, sharing etc) related to all the users and all the projects of the organization.
As an organization admin:
create a new project for storing the audit log files
sends a request to [email protected] or a point of contact at DNAnexus and with the organization name and project ID to enable the feature
Once activated, a comma-delimited text file of the audit log will be deposited daily in designated project. Until the feature is activated, no data is being tracked. The organization administrator can subsequently provide other members of their organization with access to this project.
These audit log files can be downloaded for further analysis.
NOTE: DNAnexus is not able to access these files or restore them if deleted. It is therefore recommended to disallow deletion from this project to prevent this.
Audit trails cannot be turned off except by sending a request and rationale to [email protected]. Only administrators can send requests.
Timestamp - Date in ISO format i.e. 2018-03-14T00:00:00Z
IP Address- IP Address of the agent i.e. user
User Agent - HTTP User Agent string
Acting User ID - Id of the user who made the API call
Action - Action for the API call. i.e. project-describe, file-close, etc.
Object ID - Id of the object i.e. project-xxxx if a project was described
Object Name - Name of the object
Project ID - The id of the project related to the object. Blank if an object is not related to a project i.e. globalworkflow
Project Name - Name of the project
Success Status - "Yes" if the API call succeeded, "No", otherwise
Info - Input to the API call. A JSON string
Label: The name of the user's authentication token
Auth Token: The 4 last letters of the user's authentication token
An example of a Project with Audit Logs is shown below:
An example preview of a log file is given below:
If the org covers multiple regions (e.g. AWS-East and AWS-Frankfurt), the log files covering all activities in the org will be placed in a project which is the default region of the org. To determine the specific region where the audit activity occurred, map the IP address to a geographic address.