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Activity Records

In Netwrix terms, one operable chunk of information is called the Activity Record. Netwrix Auditor Integration API processes both XML and JSON Activity Records. The Activity Records have the format similar to the following—the exact schema depends on operation (input or output).

Format Example

XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<ActivityRecordList xmlns="http://schemas.netwrix.com/api/v1/activity_records/">
<ActivityRecord>
<Who>Who</Who>
<ObjectType>Object Type</ObjectType>
<Action>Action</Action>
<What>What</What>
<When>When</When>
<Where>Where</Where>
<MonitoringPlan>
<ID>Unique ID</ID>
<Name>Name</Name>
</MonitoringPlan>
<DataSource>Data source</DataSource>
<Item>
<Name>Item name (Item type)</Name>
</Item>
<DetailList>
<Detail>
<Before>Before Value</Before>
<After>After Value</After>
<PropertyName>Property</PropertyName>
<Message>Text</Message>
</Detail>
</DetailList>
</ActivityRecord>
<ActivityRecord>...</ActivityRecord>
</ActivityRecordList>

JSON

[
{
"Action": "Action",
"MonitoringPlan": {
"ID": "Unique ID",
"Name": "Name"
},
"DataSource": "Data source",
"Item": {"Name": "Item name (Item type)"},
"DetailList": [
{
"Before": "Before Value",
"After": "After Value",
"PropertyName": "Property",
"Message": "Text"
}
],
"ObjectType": "Object Type",
"What": "What",
"When": "When",
"Where": "Where",
"Who": "Who"
},
{...}
]

To feed data from a custom audit source to Netwrix Auditor, send a POST request containing Activity Records. See Write Activity Records for more information.

Schema

The Activity Records you want to feed to Netwrix Auditor must be compatible with input schema. The output schema resembles the input schema and can be used to validate Activity Records returned by Netwrix Auditor before further data parsing.

Format Schema description

XML

The file must be compatible with the XML schema. On the computer where Netwrix Auditor Server resides, you can find XSD file under Netwrix_Auditor_installation_folder\Audit Core\API Schemas.

The ActivityRecordList root element includes the ActivityRecord elements. Each ActivityRecord contains values in the Who, When, Where, etc. fields. The MonitoringPlan element contains sub-elements such as Name and ID, the Item element contains Name. Both MonitoringPlan and Item are optional for input Activity Records. The DetailList element is optional too, it may include one or more Detail entries. The Detail element may contain sub-elements with values (e.g., before and after values). For input Activity Records, the data source is automatically set to Netwrix API.

NOTE: minOccurs="0" indicates that element is optional and may be absent when writing data to the Audit Database.

JSON

Activity Records are sent as an array collected within square brackets [ ]. Each ActivityRecord object is collected in braces {} and contains values in the Who, When, Where, etc. fields. The DetailList field is not mandatory, it may include one or more detail. The Detail field may contain sub-fields with values (e.g., before and after values). For input Activity Records, the data source is automatically set to Netwrix API.

Example

The examples below show an output Activity Record.

XML
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<ActivityRecordList xmlns="http://schemas.netwrix.com/api/v1/activity_records/">
<ActivityRecord>
<Action>Modified</Action>
<MonitoringPlan>
<ID>{42F64379-163E-4A43-A9C5-4514C5A23798}</ID>
<Name>Compliance</Name>
</MonitoringPlan>
<DataSource>Exchange Online</DataSource>
<Item>
<Name>mail@enterprise.onmicrosoft.com (Office 365 tenant)</Name>
</Item>
<ObjectType>Mailbox</ObjectType>
<What>Shared Mailbox</What>
<When>2017-03-17T09:37:11Z</When>
<Where>BLUPR05MB1940</Where>
<Who>admin@enterprise.onmicrosoft.com</Who>
<DetailList>
<Detail>
<Before>1</Before>
<After>2</After>
<PropertyName>Custom_attribute</PropertyName>
</Detail>
</DetailList>
</ActivityRecord>
</ActivityRecordList>
JSON
[
{
"Action": "Modified",
"MonitoringPlan": {
"ID": "{42F64379-163E-4A43-A9C5-4514C5A23798}",
"Name": "Compliance"
},
"DataSource": "Exchange Online",
"Item": {"Name": "mail@enterprise.onmicrosoft.com (Office 365 tenant)"},
"ObjectType": "Mailbox",
"What": "Shared Mailbox",
"When": "2017-03-17T09:37:11Z",
"Where": "BLUPR05MB1940",
"Who": "admin@enterprise.onmicrosoft.com",
"DetailList": [
{ 
"PropertyName": "Custom_Attribute",
"Before": "1",
"After": "2"
}
]
}
]

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