Change Tracking / Auditing
Change tracking or auditing of changes applied would be useful. The addition of adding a note would serve as a reminder of why/who/when a change was made. Would be specially useful where multiple admins maintain a single Smoothwall or a cluser.
Here’s a preview of the log imported to a spreadsheet: https://twitter.com/ChrisHumby/status/925409517239750657
Longer term we’d love to build this into the UI, perhaps with a roll-back mechanism. However for now will this help with figuring out who made what change?
We’ve taken another look at retrofitting some improved auditing within our SWG / UTM products to help track configuration changes.
Initially our plan is to improve the logging so you can import it to a spreadsheet and see what Guardian changes were made at a given time. We aiming to get this into our Leeds castle release so we won’t be able to include much more than this for now.
This would be really useful for our trust as we have a large IT team ech managing Smoothwall. I t would also be great for us to keep track of in terms of GDPR.
Oliver Alcock commented
An external GDPR IT audit has pointed this out as a recommendation for us, so would be very useful.
It would be good to have a page in the Smoothwall interface which shows a history of what changes have been made to the Smoothwall settings by who and when.
-Enabling, Disabling, modifying policies.
-Adding/removing domains from categories
It would be great if all Smoothwall changes could be logged in that way.
This is kind of related to this idea - http://smoothwall.uservoice.com/forums/146418-guardian/suggestions/2587050-comment-field-for-user-defined-entries
But I'm thinking take it a step further and have logging for all changes made in Smoothwall.