Groups Enterprise log events

Audit and investigation page: See Admin console actions on groups and group memberships
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 Groups Enterprise log events. There you can view a record of actions performed on groups (including target audiences) and group memberships. These actions are performed within the Google Admin console, the Google Cloud console, the Admin SDK API, the Cloud Identity API, and within the Google Groups user interface. For example, you can see when an administrator added a user or when a group owner deleted their group.

Dynamic log events are available in the Groups Enterprise log events. When membership in dynamic groups changes, the log event indicates that Google System took the action.

Note: To view changes to groups, group memberships, and group messages, go to Groups log events.

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.

Forward log event data to Google Cloud

You can opt in to share the log event data with Google Cloud. If you turn on sharing, data is forwarded to Cloud Logging, where you can query and view your logs, and control how you route and store your logs.

Open the audit and investigation page

Access Groups Enterprise log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. On the left, click Reportingand thenAudit and investigationand thenGroups Enterprise log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the Admin log events as described above in Access Groups Enterprise log events 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 of the event (displayed in your browser's default time zone)
Dynamic group query Query used to construct this dynamic group
Event The logged event action, such as Create Group, Invite Member, or Reject Join Request
Group identifier Email ID of the group
Group info setting Value of an update to the group info setting
Group namespace Namespace was created
Member identifier Email address of the member
Member type Type of the member, such as user, group, service account, or other
Membership expiration time Expiration time for a group membership
New value New value of a group setting, if it changed
Old value Old value of a group setting, if it changed
Value Value of a group setting

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 nameand thenclick 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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