Using the Auditing Message Policy

You can add or modify values for an existing auditing message policy on the Modify Auditing Message Policy page.

Note: To add an auditing message policy, use the Add Policy Wizard.

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To modify an auditing message policy
  1. Enter the following navigation path: Workbench > Browse > Organization. Select the Policies folder. The Policies Summary screen displays.
  2. To navigate to the Policy Details tab, click the policy name, double-click the Auditing Message Policy line item, or select View Policy Details from the Actions drop-down list box. The Policy Details information for the Auditing Message Policy is displayed.
  3. To modify the WS-Auditing Message Policy, navigate to the Auditing Message Policy portlet and click the Modify link. The Modify Auditing Message Policy screen displays. For information about the fields and options, see Auditing Message Policy Options below.
  4. Add or modify values as needed. When done, click Apply. The system returns to the Policies Summary screen.

Auditing Message Policy Options

The screen is organized as shown below.

Modify Auditing Message Policy page (top and bottom)

Modify Auditing Message Policy page, top

Modify Auditing Message Policy page, bottom

Here, you can specify values for the auditing message policy as explained below.

Label—A text box that allows you to enter the name of the recorded content in the audit record.

Audited Content

  • Entire Message—Checkbox that enables the auditing of all messages. This option audits all message exchanges.
  • Filter Audited Content by XPath—Checkbox that enables the ability to filter a subset of messages based on a defined filter (XPath expression). The XPath Expression table allows you to specify one or more XPath expressions that audited messages must satisfy. The table includes an XPath Expression table cell which is editable.
  • XPath Expression—A table row that allows you to specify the XPath Expression to be used for filtering.
  • Add—A button that adds an empty row to the XPath Expression table.
  • Delete—A button that deletes a row from the XPath Expression table.

Mask Message Content by XPath—A table that allows you to specify mask characters and XPath for message content you would like to hide. The Namespace Prefixes table allows you to enter one or more Namespace Prefix expressions for filtering messages. The table includes Prefix and Namespace table cells. The table cells are editable.

  • Mask—A field display that allows you to specify characters that are used to mask (hide) content that matches the specified XPath Expression. The default mask is ******.
  • XPath Expression—A table row that allows you to specify the XPath expression to be used for filtering.
  • Add—A button that adds an empty row to the XPath Expression table.
  • Delete—A button that deletes a row from the XPath Expression table.

Namespace Prefixes—A table that allows you to specify an XPath that audited messages must satisfy. The Namespace Prefixes table allows you to enter one or more Namespace Prefix expressions for filtering messages. The table includes Prefix and Namespace table cells. The table cells are editable.

  • Prefix—A table row that allows you to specify the prefix of the namespace used in the XPath.
  • Namespace—A table row that allows you to specify the namespace associated with the prefix.
  • Add—A button that adds an empty Prefix and Namespace row to the Namespace Prefixes table.
  • Delete—A button that deletes a row from the Namespace Prefixes table.

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