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Windows Audit Policy Resource #8299

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rachelrice opened this Issue Mar 14, 2019 · 0 comments

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rachelrice commented Mar 14, 2019

Core Chef Resource Checklist

Before suggesting a resource for inclusion please make sure your suggestion meets these criteria for resources built into Chef:

  • Automates an operating system component that ships by default on systems such as authentication, raid, disk partitions, firewalls, containers, or virtualization systems.
  • Does not attempt automate 3rd party applications such as database, web, or application servers, which are best suited for cookbooks due to their fast moving nature.

Describe the resource:

CIS and other security standards dictate settings for the different categories of a Windows systems audit policy. There are several categories and subcategories that need to be set to either Success, Failure, or Success and Failure. A windows_audit_policy resource would allow the user to set a category, subcategory, or array of the two then enable the categories Success or Failure. Here is a reference to the best practice settings from windows. Here is the documentation on the auditpol command.

Why should this be included out of the box?:

The standard way to set these settings is through Group Policy but by using Chef a user can take advantage of the auditpol command. Currently though this often requires numerous powershell_script resource commands making the cookbook difficult to read and understand.

What operating systems would it run on?

Windows.

Current cookbook implementation:

https://github.com/chef/cis-windows-ms-2016/blob/master/resources/audit_policy.rb

Can We Help You Implement This?:

Yes, @rmoles @rachelrice @james-stocks @TheLunaticScripter are all for moving this ourselves and helping better understand the process.

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