I’m happy to announce that a new version of the MariaDB Audit Plugin is available. Version 1.1.5 can be downloaded here. As you can see the Audit Plugin is available from SkySQL, who has developed the plugin.
However, now with the Audit Plugin being GA for a couple of months since 7th of November last year and customers using it in production, SkySQL has decided to contribute the Audit Plugin to the MariaDB project and I’m happy to tell you that starting from MariaDB versions 5.5.37 and 10.0.9 the Audit Plugin will be included by default. Notice that these versions of MariaDB aren’t yet released.
The MariaDB Audit Plugin introduces the capabilities of tracking user access to data. By having the Audit Plugin available by default in MariaDB, all users can easily set up tracking in their own systems and follow in real time who’s doing what in their databases. In addition to having the Audit Plugin available in MariaDB it’s also available for download, which is very useful for MySQL and Percona Server users. Yes, the MariaDB Audit Plugin has been tested on MySQL and Percona Server as well.
The development on the Audit Plugin, stretching from specification work to real-world testing has been done together with customers who knew exactly what they needed in terms of auditing. Since then there is a growing amount of users of the Audit Plugin. It seems to be useful for a lot of users.
For additional and very practical how-to type of information I would recommend reading the following articles:
- Activating Auditing for MariaDB and MySQL in 5 Minutes by Ralf Gebhardt
- MariaDB Audit Plugin – Set Up a Remote Log File using rsyslog by Ralf Gebhardt
- Audit Plugin article by Serge Frezefond
There is also a webinar available by Ralf Gebhardt on the topic: