User auditing allows you as a Composer administrator or client application administrator to track your users' access and actions to data considered sensitive. This includes tracking:
What period of time any user interacted with data from dashboards, visuals, sources, and custom SQL queries.
How the data was accessed: directly in the Composer user interface, via an API, or as embedded objects in your applications.
Actions performed with the data. See User Audit Events.
For all sensitive data your applications need to track data access for, such as regulated industry information, PII, HIPAA, GDPR, and more.
Write your audit logs to the PostgreSQL database installed with Composer, or an alternative PostgreSQL database of your choice. This enables your administrators to access and manage the data collected to suit your organization's needs.
The following topics cover enabling, configuring, and consuming user auditing and user audit data: