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Enable/Disable an audit application

Enabling and disabling an audit application in the repository.
API Call PUT /audit-applications/{id}
API Explorer URL http://localhost:8080/api-explorer/#!/audit/updateAuditApp
Repository Info Concepts Glossary

To update an audit application you must have admin rights. What this means is that the user that is making the ReST call must be a member of the ALFRESCO_ADMINISTRATORS group.

It’s possible to update the audit app's isEnabled property. Use the following PUT call:


The identifier for the audit app to be updated is specified with the {id} parameter.

The body for an audit app update call looks like this:

    "isEnabled": [true | false]

To disable an audit application with the id alfresco-access make the following call:

$ curl -X PUT -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Basic VElDS0VUXzA4ZWI3ZTJlMmMxNzk2NGNhNTFmMGYzMzE4NmNjMmZjOWQ1NmQ1OTM=' -d '{ "isEnabled": false }' 'http://localhost:8080/alfresco/api/-default-/public/alfresco/versions/1/audit-applications/alfresco-access' | jq
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100    99    0    77  100    22   1327    379 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  1706
  "entry": {
    "isEnabled": false,
    "name": "alfresco-access",
    "id": "alfresco-access"

The response shows that the audit app has indeed been disabled.

New audit entries (logs) will not be created for a disabled audit application until it's re-enabled (and system-wide auditing is also enabled).

Note, it's still possible to query and/or delete any existing audit entries (logs) even if auditing is disabled for the audit application.

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