How to Disable Audits in the CA API Gateway

Document ID : KB000057563
Last Modified Date : 01/03/2018
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As of version 5.2 of the CA API Gateway, the functionality was added to push audit records to an outside source through the Audit Sink Policy. With this functionality in place, the decision to stop the audits from being written to the local database can be controlled via Policy Manager.


The following instructions should be followed to disable auditing on the CA API Gateway.

  1. Open the CA Policy Manager.
  2. Navigate to Manage Log/Audit Sinks then click on Manage Audit Sink.
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  3. In the Audit Sink Properties window that opens, deselect the Save audit records to Gateway database option and select the Output audit records via audit sink policy option.
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    The Configure button on this prompt will allow the internal audit database structure to be pointed to an external database or establish the Audit Sink and Look-up Policies. This will allow the Audit Event Viewer in the Policy Manager to view the records.
  4. Click OK to save the changes. Once clicked, Policy Manager will prompt to change the Audit Sink Policy.
  5. Once the Audit Sink Policy is created, open up the Audit Sink Policy for editing in Policy Manager.
  6. Disable all of the default assertions in the Audit Sink Policy and add a single Continue Processing assertion to the bottom of the policy.
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    The above example is useful when a systems administrator wishes that audit record logging be done via simple log files or Syslog.
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