Jenkins : Audit Trail Plugin

Plugin Information

View Audit Trail on the plugin site for more information.

Older versions of this plugin may not be safe to use. Please review the following warnings before using an older version:

Keep a log of who performed particular Jenkins operations, such as configuring jobs.
This plugin adds an Audit Trail section in the main Jenkins configuration page. Here you can configure log location and settings (file size and number of rotating log files), and a URI pattern for requests to be logged. The default options select most actions with significant effect such as creating/configuring/deleting jobs and views or delete/save-forever/start a build. The log is written to disk as configured and recent entries can also be viewed in the Manage / System Log section.
Also see the JobConfigHistory Plugin for recording actual changes made to job configurations.


File logger

Output audit logs in rolling files.

The file logger relies on java.util.logging.FileHandler and can use patterns to describe the log file location as documented here (%h, %g...).

Syslog logger

Send audit logs to a Syslog server.

Configuration screen

Advanced configuration screen

Console logger

Output audit logs in stdout or stderr. Primarily intended for debugging purpose.


From version 2.5 on, changelog is automatically generated using release-drafter. See directly theĀ GitHub release page for the plugin.

Older releases

Version 2.4 (11 Jan 2019)
  • Log file logger for Audit trail plugin leaks open file descriptors (JENKINS-44129)
  • Fixes default date format to show time (JENKINS-55376)
Version 2.3 (28 May 2018)
  • Jenkins minimal version bumped to 2.60.3
  • Add a log prefix feature
  • Fix JEP-200 issue in ConsoleAuditLogger (JENKINS-51331)
Version 2.2 (26 Aug 2015)
  • Add stop, restart, prepare for shutdown as default filter (JENKINS-19669)
  • Added project enable/disable to default pattern
  • Added millis to the File audit logger message (JENKINS-29159)
Version 2.1 (16-Sept-2014)
  • Add audit message with build start time, duration, node and causeĀ 
Version 2.0 (23-April-2014)
  • Major refactoring to support multiple outputs
  • Add Syslog output
  • Add Console output
Version 1.8 (31-May-2013)
  • Fixed security vulnerability.
Version 1.7 (3-Aug-2011)
Version 1.6 (24-Feb-2011)
  • Rerelease 1.5 to properly set required Jenkins version.
Version 1.5 (15-Feb-2011)
  • Set a default value for log location.
  • Translation update (German)
Version 1.4 (21-Nov-2009)
  • For queue item URLs, add URL for that item's job in the log entry.
  • Update uses of deprecated APIs
Version 1.3 (3-Mar-2009)
  • Updated to work with Hudson 1.288 and higher. Use version 1.2 for older Hudson versions.
  • Fix so build triggers also appear in Manage / System Log section.
Version 1.2 (13-Feb-2009)
  • Add option to log how each build is triggered (on Hudson 1.283 or higher; older versions just say "Started").
  • Add some more URI patterns to log by default.
Version 1.1 (16-Jan-2009)
  • Minor log setup fixes.
Version 1.0 (15-Jan-2009)
  • Initial release.