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A simple auditing tool for console1984.


Add it to your Gemfile:

gem 'audits1984'

Create tables to store audits in the database:

rails audits1984:install:migrations
rails db:migrate

Mount the engine in your routes.rb:

mount Audits1984::Engine => "/console"

Authenticate auditors

By default, the library controllers will inherit from the host application's ApplicationController. To authenticate auditors, you need to implement a method #find_current_auditor in your ApplicationController. This method must return a record representing the auditing user. It can be any model but it has to respond to #name.

For example, Imagine all the staff in your company can audit console sessions:

def find_current_auditor
  Current.user if Current.user&.staff?


The main screen lists the registered console sessions. It includes a form to filter sessions by date, and also to only show that contains sensitive accesses.

Main screen listing the registered console sessions with a filter form

You can click on a session to see its commands and choose whether it was an appropiate console usage or not.

Audit session screen

After making a decision on the session, you will be redirected to the next pending session, based on the filter configured in the main screen.

That is. I said it was simple.


These config options are namespaced in config.audits1984:

Name Description
auditor_class The name of the auditor class. By default it's ::User.
auditor_name_attribute The attribute on the auditor class that returns the auditor's name. By default it's :name.
base_controller_class The host application base class that will be the parent of audit1984 controllers. By default it's ::ApplicationController.