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Secure LDAP log events

Audit and investigation page: Review LDAP operations for the Secure LDAP service

Supported editions for this feature: Frontline Standard; Business Plus; Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus; Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus; Enterprise Essentials Plus.  Compare your edition

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

You can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to LDAP log events. Two types of log events are available for the Secure LDAP service:

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

Open the audit and investigation page

Access Secure LDAP 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 thenSecure LDAP log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the log events as described above in Access Secure LDAP 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. For more information, go to Filtering results by Google Group.

To add a group to your filtering groups allowlist:

  1. Select Actor group name.
  2. Click Filtering groups.
    The Filtering groups page displays.
  3. Click Add Groups.
  4. Search for a group by entering the first few characters of its name or email address. When you see the group you want, select it.
  5. (Optional) To add another group, search for and select the group.
  6. When you finish selecting groups, click Add.
  7. (Optional) To remove a group, click Remove group .
  8. Click Save.
Actor organizational unit Organizational unit of the actor
Application ID LDAP application ID for which the Secure LDAP protocol request is mapped
Application name LDAP application name for which the Secure LDAP protocol request is mapped
Attributes Secure LDAP search query attributes
Base object Base object (organizational unit) to query for users
Connection ID Secure LDAP request connection ID
Date Date and time of the event (displayed in your browser's default time zone)
Deref aliases Indicator to specify whether or not aliases are dereferenced during a Secure LDAP search operation
Dropped attributes List of attributes dropped as part of a Secure LDAP search query response
Event The logged event action, such as Bind Failed, Search Successful, or Unbind
Filter LDAP search query filter
IP address Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the logged action 
Is types only LDAP search request filter to return types only
Message ID LDAP search request filter to return types only
Name Name of the principle behind an LDAP bind request
Request controls Comma-separated list of all other request parameters received in an LDAP protocol request apart from connection ID, message ID, and search query
Result code Code generated from the Secure LDAP search results
Result controls Comma-separated list of all parameters sent in an LDAP protocol response apart from connection ID, message ID, and search query
Scope Secure LDAP search query scope
Size limit Secure LDAP search query response size limit
Time limit Secure LDAP search query latency time limit
Version Version of the LDAP protocol that's being called in the bind operation

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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