Audit Management has improved lately in the Power Platform Admin Center (https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/), let’s review what’s new!
Auditing in Power Platform Admin Center
Given that you are in the Power Platform Admin Center, let’s look at an org CFT 158’s Audit Settings –
- You’ll now see an Auditing section in the environment –
- And if you click on Manage as shown below, you can see what all is Enabled / Audited.
In Manage, you’ll see the below Auditing enabled and also how long the Audit Logs can be Retained for –
- And you can choose for a particular environment, as to how long you want to retain the logs for. Let’s say, you don’t want to retain Audit records for Sandbox environments for more than a certain time.
Audit Log Deletion
Now, you have the ability to select what Audit Logs you want to delete based on a certain Table, People/System or from selection of Dates. –
- Under the Free up capacity label in the Auditing summary on the Environment in PPAC, you’ll find a link for Delete logs.
- In this menu, you’ll be able to select what Audit Logs you want to delete.
You can select from within a Table, Date selections or Access logs, by people and systems.
- Beginning to Date Range
Now, let’s select by Date i.e. Deleting Logs from beginning and up to the selected Date.
Now, these are the Audit records for a sample account.
- Now, I’ll select a Date i.e. 5th Jan – so, it’ll delete the Audit everything till 5th Jan (will leave 5th Jan probably because of the Timezone issue on my end.)
- And once you set this, you’ll be asked for confirmation.
- Once you confirm, a Bulk Delete System Job will run and look like below
- And if I check my System Jobs (It probably left out 5th Jan’s logs because of time zone not set correctly)
And everything prior to 5th Jan will be deleted.
- So, to verify this, I added 1 more Auditing record and then ran another job for 6th Jan to verify if 5th Jan is deleted or not.
- And it deleted the 5th Jan records
Now, you can also select a specific table/entity you want to delete Logs for.
- And select the Tables you want retaining others. I choose Contact for example.
- And it’ll ask for confirmation as well. Once I select Confirm, it’ll Delete Audit Logs only for Contact.
- And the third type is to delete the Access Logs.
Note: Please note that at times, some Bulk Delete Jobs could be waiting to be submitted.
Hope this summary was useful!
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