5.1 Overview

Applications that log to or request information from Novell Audit are represented in Novell eDirectory™ by an Application object. Application objects store the information the logging server needs to authenticate logging applications.They also identify which users have rights to monitor the application’s events.

For more information on the authentication process, see Section 9.1, Authenticating Logging Applications. For information on monitoring an application’s events, see Section 4.2.4, Logging Server Statistics.

In addition to facilitating system authentication and monitoring, Application objects store the application’s log schema. The log schema catalogs the events that can be logged for a given application. For more information, see Section A.4, Log Schema Files.