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Access Control, Audit Logs & Archiving

Graylog Enterprise and Graylog Security provide Access Control, Audit Logs, and Archiving to ensure the security and compliance of the Graylog Platform itself.

Access Control, Audit Logs, Archiving


Access Control

Integrations with OpenID Connect (OIDC), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory (AD), and Okta ensure that only authorized personnel can access sensitive data.

Audit Logs

Providing a detailed and unchangeable history of system activities, audit logs are critical for monitoring, troubleshooting, and compliance verification, enhancing transparency and accountability.


Efficient long-term data storage is achieved with Graylog’s Archiving, which complies with data retention policies while maintaining performance. Searchable snapshots and indexed data organization allow for easy data retrieval.

These features forge a secure environment where access is carefully managed, user activities within Graylog are logged, and collected data is methodically preserved.

How It Works:

Together, access control, audit logs, and archiving minimize risks and support compliance within the Graylog framework.


Reduced Risks with Access Control

Leveraging OIDC, LDAP, AD, and Okta, Graylog enforces strict access protocols, significantly mitigating security risks by authenticating and authorizing user activities.

Compliance with Audit Logs:

These logs are crucial for regulatory compliance, offering an incontrovertible timeline of user interactions necessary for adhering to strict industry regulations.

Archival and Compliance

Graylog’s Archiving facilitates storage that is both searchable and structured, conforming to retention policies without impacting system performance. Archiving to S3 or to the storage you chose enables flexibility for your Enterprise needs.

Searchable Snapshots in Archiving: 

Searchable snapshots maintain data accessibility, providing cost-effective and efficient historical data analysis without the need for constant primary storage.


Index-based Archiving:

Index organization enhances the efficiency of data retrieval, aiding in the management of the data lifecycle.

In essence, Graylog’s suite of features delivers a secure, compliant platform that upholds data integrity, reduces risks, and ensures adherence to regulatory standards.

Learn More About Access Control, Audit Logs, and Archiving

Graylog’s access control enhances system security by integrating with OpenID Connect (OIDC), LDAP, Active Directory (AD), and Okta to authorize user access, ensuring that only authorized personnel can access sensitive data and preventing unauthorized access.

Audit logs in Graylog provide a detailed, immutable history of all system activities, crucial for monitoring system use, troubleshooting issues, and verifying compliance with regulations. They play a key role in maintaining transparency and accountability.

Graylog’s archiving feature ensures efficient data retrieval by supporting the creation of searchable snapshots and indexing which allows for straightforward and reliable access to historical data.

Searchable snapshots in Graylog’s archiving capabilities allow for operational efficiency by making archived data easily accessible for analysis or compliance checks without incurring the costs associated with full-time primary storage.

Index-based archiving in Graylog streamlines the retrieval process, enabling quick and accurate access to historical data. This structured approach simplifies data management and enhances the efficiency of data lifecycle management practices.