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nbauditreport question

Created: 11 Mar 2013 • Updated: 09 May 2013 | 2 comments
xid123's picture
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I use NetBackup EnterpriseServer on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3. I configured a linux user (joe).

I added the rights of joe to auth.conf:


I loged as joe and ran jnbSA and logged in.

After I changed a policy status from active to deactive.

When I run nbauditreport command I saw the following:

TIMESTAMP            USER               DESCRIPTION

03/11/2013 10:43:33 root@master     Policy 'test-fs' was deactivated

My question is why I can not see the joe user in this report why I see root in every case instead of other users (e.g. joe)?

If I would like to see the correct user name I should use NBAC?

Thank you in advance!



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RamNagalla's picture


below is the Info that I find from the admin Guide Vol1

as per the below info , even you login as Joe user , Joe user have the root privilages  to perfrom the action, and joe perfromed it as a  root,that is the reason it is showing as root.

acatual user identifies when NBAC is configured.

User identity in the audit report

The audit report lists the identity of the user who performed a specific action.
The identity includes the user name, the domain, and the domain type of the
authenticated user.
If NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) is not used in an environment, administrators
must have administrator (or root) privileges to configure and run NetBackup. In
large environments, multiple administrators may share the same root logon.
To differentiate between administrators in the audit report, NBAC must be
configured. When NBAC is enabled, the audit report displays the actual user
identities that are associated with audited actions. Information about NBAC
installation and configuration is available in the NetBackup SecurityandEncryption
xid123's picture


Thank you your answer.

I will look this guide.