Continuing with my previous blogs on BusinessObjects Auditor here is another one to compare the Auditing capabilities between BO 3.x and BO 4.0. Below table could help you to understand the differences.
|Parameter||BusinessObjects 4.0||BusinessObjects 3.x|
|Audit universe and reports||
Sample audit universe and reports are no longer provided.
You need to use the As-Is sample provided here
|Out of box Audit universe and associated predefined audit reports|
Auditing Configuration is centralized.
All the Audit configurations are defined in a single place (CMC -> Auditing)
Auditing has been enabled in every individual component.
– Enable Audit in CCM
Audit Database Configuration
– Enable Audit in CMC
Individual BusinessObjects server
Events are Standardized and grouped according to their category. Below are the categories
– Common Events
– Platform Events
– Analysis Events
– Lifecycle management Events
– Web Intelligence Events
|Audit data retention||
Provision to purge the Audit database records based on their age.
(CMC -> Auditing -> [Delete Events Older than (days)]
|Audit database schema||
Enhanced database schema to categorize and develop Adhoc audit reports. Below are the Audit tables
Below are the Audit tables
No pre-configuration required.
Client applications support auditing by default:
• Central Management Console (CMC)
• BI launch pad
• Open Document
• Live Office Web Services Provider
• Web Intelligence desktop
• Dashboard & Presentation Design
• Dashboard Manager
• You will need at least one Adaptive Processing Server with Client Auditing Proxy Service and auditing enabled on this server.
Some of the useful references for BusinessObjects Auditor are provided below.
BO 3.x Auditing Configuration
https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1363783 – Manual Auditing configuration
BO 3.x Audit data purging
https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1480761 – How to purge or cleanup old data from the BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 Audit Database
How to enable auditing events for client applications in Business Objects XI3.1?
BO 4.0 Auditor deployment
BO 4.0 Auditor Configuration
Hope the blog is interesting. Looking forward comments on this entry to enhance this further.
Thanks for reading.