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PCI Access Audit Log

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PCI DSS compliance section 10.5 requires centralization of Logs in a common log management process. The intent from the PCI council is that you could view access to login/out and card data in TM along with firewall access changes, admin access to a machine or server in a consolidated view.

You can export the logs from TM in Excel or tab delimited format and move them to your centralized logging mechanism.

The Access Audit Log is a critical part of PCI Compliance. It provides a method of electronically tracking when users

  • Log in to the database
  • Log out of the database
  • Made too many attempts to log into the database and were subsequently locked out
  • Access credit card data
  • Use Manager overrides for payment acceptance
  • Ran specific payment reports containing secure data
  • TM creates audit transactions with the codes AT, ALI, ALO, ALX, ALM, and AC. When you run a report, look for these codes to identify audit transactions.
  • And access other sensitive areas of the database
  • Specifically, the Access Audit Log establishes a process for linking all access to system components to each individual user – especially access done with administrative privileges. It allows you to track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data as per PCI requirments.

    For more on PCI Compliance click here.

    The Access Audit log is located under the Setup >> Users & Access >>Access Audit Log menu.