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Status Future consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2021

Enhance AIX audit subsystem with audit-specific remote logging

A feature of Linux and Solaris is the auditd daemon for logging audit events. Auditd has the ability to forward audit events to a remote auditd logger for centralised logging of audit events. AIX has no ability except through syslog, which, due to its general nature, is not ideal for capturing full audit records. Audit should, and needs to be kept a separate logging entity. Porting auditd functionality to AIX will move it in line with other *IX Operating systems and allow Enterprises to roll out the same solution for audit logging independent of platform.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 19, 2021

    For audit logs sent to remote server, it's important to use encryption. currently auditd still only support Kerberos/gssapi for authentication/encryption. There was plan to support TLS in 2018. But it's mot there in the latest version auditd. So we want to wait a bit 1) for more votes 2) for TLS support to come in.

    For now, users may use logger utility to send audit logs to syslog which can be sent to remote server.
    With rsyslog, users also have the option to use TLS to encrypt the communication.