NW Cfg: Add New Configuration Dialog

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In the RSA NetWitness® Platform Administration System view Global Audit Logging Configurations panel, you can create multiple global audit logging configurations. These configurations are used to forward global audit logs to a central location to perform user audits.

Procedures related to global audit logging are described in Configure Global Audit Logging.

To access the Add New Configuration dialog:

  1. In the main menu, select ADMIN > System.
  2. In the options panel, select Global Auditing.
  3. In the Global Audit Logging Configurations panel, click .

    The Add New Configuration dialog is displayed.

    Add new Configuration dialog box

    The Notifications section enables you to select a syslog notification server for the global audit logging configuration and a template to use for the global audit logs. The template defines the details of the global audit log entries.

Features

The following table describes the features in the Add New Configuration and Edit Configuration dialogs.

                             
Feature Description
Notifications Servers and Templates view settings linkTakes you to the Global Notifications panel where you can view or configure the notification server and template settings. A syslog notification server and an audit logging template are required before you can create a global audit configuration.
Configuration NameSpecifies the unique name used to identify the global audit logging configuration. 
Notification ServerSpecifies the syslog notification server to send the selected audit log information. Configure a Destination to Receive Global Audit Logs provides instructions on how to create a Syslog Notification Server for global audit logging.
Notification TemplateSpecifies the template to use for the global audit logging configuration. The template should be an Audit Logging template.
For Log Decoders, use the Default Audit CEF Template. You can add or remove fields from the Common Event Format (CEF) template if you have specific requirements. Define a Template for Global Audit Logging provides instructions. 
For third-party syslog servers, you can use a default audit logging template or define your own format (CEF or non-CEF). Define a Template for Global Audit Logging provides instructions and Supported Global Audit Logging Meta Key Variables describes the available variables.
Reset Form buttonClears the configuration settings in the dialog.

User Actions Logged

The following table provides examples of some of the user actions logged from NetWitness Platform. These actions are the minimum user actions logged when applicable.

                                             
User Action Example
User login success A user logs on with valid credentials.
User login failureA user tries to log on using invalid credentials.
User logouts 

A user logs out from NetWitness Platform (Administration > Sign Out) or a user logs out due to a session timeout.

Max login failures exceeded

A user tries to log on using invalid credentials five times. Five (5) is the number of Max Login Failures defined in Administration Security view > Settings tab (Administration > Security > Settings tab).

All UI pages accessed

When a user accesses the Reporting module (Administration > Reports), it logs as [REP] Reports. When a user accesses the Administration System view (Administration > System), it logs as [ADM] System.

Committed configuration changes 

A user changes his or her password and or any security setting (Administration > Security > Settings tab).

Queries performed by the user

A user performs an investigation query.

User access deniedA user tries to access a module and does not have permissions to access it.
Data export operationsA user exports data from the Events view (Investigation > Events > Actions > Export).

 

The following table shows examples of internal audit logs logged from NetWitness Suite.

                               
User ActionAudit Log Example
User logouts2018-08-29 06:41:13,882 deviceVersion: "11.2.0.0" deviceService: "SA_SERVER" category: AUTHENTICATION operation: "Logoff" outcome: "Success" identity: "testuser" userRole: "Operators"
All UI pages accessed2018-08-29 07:18:25,030 deviceVersion: "11.2.0.0" deviceService: "SA_SERVER" category: SYSTEM operation: "Page Accessed" outcome: "Success" key: "[LIVE] Search" identity: "testuser" userRole: "Operators"

Committed configuration changes

2018-08-29 06:36:08,978 deviceVersion: "11.2.0.0" deviceService: "SA_SERVER" category: CONFIGURATION scope: "YumRepositoryConfigMXBeanImpl" operation: "Modified" key: "YumRepositoryConfigMXBeanImpl" identity: "admin" userRole: "Administrators"

Queries performed by the user2018-08-29 08:17:32,561 deviceVersion: "11.2.0.0" deviceService: "SA_SERVER" category: DATA_ACCESS operation: "query" parameters: "NativeQueryMessage{ deviceId=14, isAppliancePath=false, timeout=null, collectionName=\'\', appliancePath=false, sdkPath=\'/sdk\', metaIdRange=FieldIdRange [ beginId=1, endId=25877356 ], size=1, flags=null, query=\'select sessionid where (ip.src = 18.206.201.189) && time=\"2018-08-21 06:58:00\"-\"2018-08-21 09:57:59\"\', threshold=null}" outcome: "Success" identity: "testuser" userRole: "Analysts"

Data export operations

2018-08-29 08:17:32,584 deviceVersion: "11.2.0.0" deviceService: "SA_SERVER" category: DATA_ACCESS operation: "submitExtractPcap" parameters: "deviceId=14 collectionName= predicateHandle=6 sessionIds=null startDate=2018-08-21T06:58:00.000Z endDate=2018-08-21T09:57:59.999Z id1=1 id2=25877356" outcome: "Success" identity: "testuser" userRole: "Analysts"

 

The following table shows examples of Global Audit Logs using the default Common Event

Format (CEF) template. After you create a Global Audit Logging configuration, audit logs

automatically go to the external syslog system in the format specified in the selected Audit

Logging template.

                               
User ActionCEF Template
User logoutsAug 29 2018 06:41:13 nwsa11101 CEF:0|RSA|NetWitness Audit|11.2.0.0|AUTHENTICATION|Logoff|6|rt=Aug 29 2018 06:41:13 suser=testuser sourceServiceName=SA_SERVER deviceExternalId=8b5a60e4-de69-4f98-aada-f1ea5d82be88 deviceProcessName=SA_SERVER outcome=Success
All UI pages accessedAug 29 2018 07:19:18 nwsa11101 CEF:0|RSA|NetWitness Audit|11.2.0.0|SYSTEM|Page Accessed|6|rt=Aug 29 2018 07:19:18 suser=testuser sourceServiceName=SA_SERVER deviceExternalId=8b5a60e4-de69-4f98-aada-f1ea5d82be88 deviceProcessName=SA_SERVER outcome=Success

Committed configuration changes

Aug 29 2018 06:36:08 nwsa11101 CEF:0|RSA|NetWitness Audit|11.2.0.0|CONFIGURATION|Modified|6|rt=Aug 29 2018 06:36:08 suser=admin sourceServiceName=SA_SERVER deviceExternalId=8b5a60e4-de69-4f98-aada-f1ea5d82be88 deviceProcessName=SA_SERVER

Queries performed by the userAug 29 2018 08:13:04 nwsa11101 CEF:0|RSA|NetWitness Audit|11.2.0.0|DATA_ACCESS|HttpRequest|6|rt=Aug 29 2018 08:13:04 suser=testuser sourceServiceName=SA_SERVER deviceExternalId=8b5a60e4-de69-4f98-aada-f1ea5d82be88 deviceProcessName=SA_SERVER outcome=Success

Data export operations

Aug 29 2018 08:19:14 nwsa11101 CEF:0|RSA|NetWitness Audit|11.2.0.0|DATA_ACCESS|submitExtractPcap|6|rt=Aug 29 2018 08:19:14 suser=testuser sourceServiceName=SA_SERVER deviceExternalId=8b5a60e4-de69-4f98-aada-f1ea5d82be88 deviceProcessName=SA_SERVER outcome=Success

 

The following table shows examples of global audit logs using the default human-readable

format template on a third-party syslog server.

                               
User ActionHuman-Readable Format Output
User logoutsAug 29 2018 06:41:13 SA_SERVER [audit] Event Category: AUTHENTICATION Operation: Logoff Outcome: Success Description: null User: testuser Role: Operators
All UI pages accessedAug 29 07:19:53 nwsa11101 Aug 29 2018 07:19:53 SA_SERVER [audit] Event Category: SYSTEM Operation: Page Accessed Outcome: Success Description: null User: testuser Role: Operators

Committed configuration changes

Aug 29 2018 06:36:08 SA_SERVER [audit] Event Category: CONFIGURATION Operation: Modified Outcome: null Description: null User: admin Role: Administrators

Queries performed by the userAug 29 08:13:04 nwsa11101 Aug 29 2018 08:13:04 SA_SERVER [audit] Event Category: DATA_ACCESS Operation: query Outcome: Success Description: null User: testuser Role: Analysts

Data export operations

Aug 29 08:19:14 nwsa11101 Aug 29 2018 08:19:14 SA_SERVER [audit] Event Category: DATA_ACCESS Operation: submitExtractPcap Outcome: Success Description: null User: testuser Role: Analysts

For lists of message type being logged by the various NetWitness Platform components, see Global Audit Logging Operation Reference

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