Chrome Sync log events

Audit and investigation page: View Chrome Sync log events in the Admin console

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The audit log page has been replaced with a new audit and investigation page. For information about this change, go to Improved audit and investigation experience: What's new in Google Workspace

As an administrator, you can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to Chrome Sync log events. There you can view a record of actions taken by users who have Chrome Sync enabled—for example, if a user deleted a bookmark, installed a new Chrome extension, or logged into Chrome on a new device.

You can use the Activity API to programmatically access basic reports data. If your Google Workspace edition supports it, you can use a new Reports API to access advanced Google Workspace reports data.

Important: For details on when data becomes available and how long it's retained, go to Data retention and lag times

For a full list of services and activities that you can investigate, such as Google Drive or user activity, read through the data sources for the audit and investigation page.

Open the audit and investigation page

Access Chrome Sync log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. On the left, click Reportingand thenAudit and investigationand thenChrome Sync log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the log events as described above in Access Chrome Sync log event data.
  2. Click Add a filter, and then select an attribute.
  3. In the pop-up window, select an operatorand thenselect a valueand thenclick Apply.
  4. (Optional) To create multiple filters for your search:
    1. Click Add a filter and repeat step 3.
    2. (Optional) To add a search operator, above Add a filter, select AND or OR.
  5. Click Search.

Note: Using the Filter tab, you can include simple parameter and value pairs to filter the search results. You can also use the Condition builder tab, where the filters are represented as conditions with AND/OR operators.

Attribute descriptions

For this data source, you can use the following attributes when searching log event data:

Attribute Description
Actor Email address of the user who performed the action
Actor group name Group name of the actor
Actor organizational unit Organizational unit of the actor
Date Date and time the event occurred (displayed in your browser's default time zone)
Entity What the user syncs to other devices—for example, App, Bookmark, Password, or Contact info.

The logged event action—for example, User opted in to Chrome Sync, User changed encryption settings, User signed out from a Chrome client, or User deleted an entity

Manage log event data

Manage search results column data

You can control which data columns appear in your search results.

  1. At the top-right of the search results table, click Manage columns "".
  2. (Optional) To remove current columns, click Remove "".
  3. (Optional) To add columns, next to Add new column, click the Down arrow "" and select the data column.
    Repeat as needed.
  4. (Optional) To change the order of the columns, drag the data column names.
  5. Click Save.

Export search result data

  1. At the top of the search results table, click Export all.
  2. Enter a name and then click Export.
    The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
  3. To view the data, click the name of your export.
    The export opens in Google Sheets.

Create reporting rules

Go to Create and manage reporting rules.

When and how long is data available?

Go to Data retention and lag times.

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