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Visual Audit

Visual Audit is a data analytic module that provides graphical displays of user activity within your system.  Viewing user activity in a visual audit approach is a whole new way to quickly and easily see user activity, trends, and access patterns. 

The Visual Audit displays consists of three primary pages or levels that contain information regarding user activity.  Navigation through the Visual Audit pages or levels provides increasing detail pertaining to a specific user, similar to a "drill-down" approach.  The pages consist of the User Overview, User Report, and the Daily Overview and are further described below.





How to Access

There are two ways to access the Visual Audit data analytic feature:

  • Clicking the "Analytics" tab.  This will take you to the User Overview page.
  • Clicking the "Analytics" button on the Users table.  This will take you to the User Report for that specific user.






Date Ranges

By default, the Visual Audit module displays data for user activity over the last three months.  This can be changed by modifying the values found in the date range text fields, found at the top right of the page.  




Display ICONs

Located on the top of each of the graphs, several icons are shown that indicate or provide additional information. 

  • When an "arrow" icon is shown, indicates that a specific data item on the graph (bar, dot, etc.) can be selected to show additional user detail.
  • When a "heart" icon is shown and selected, the graph can be selected and pinned to your Dashboard page. 
  • When the "information icon" is shown and selected, more information about the graph is described.  






User Overview - First Page Display

The User Overview displays two graphs.  The first graph displays the most active users in your system based upon total activity (authorized and unauthorized) and the second graph displays users with the most unauthorized activity.  You can view additional information about a specific user by clicking on the user's bar graph (drill-down).  This will take you to the User Report page for the selected user.

When a graph contains a large number of records, you can use the left and right arrows on either side of the graph to show the next or previous section of data.





User Report - Second Page Display

The User Report shows detailed information about a single user's activity during your selected time frame.  It consists of three graphs:

Daily Activity Trend

This graph shows the trend of a user's activity in the form of a line graph, displaying a data point for each day of activity.  The blue line represents the user's total activity (authorized and unauthorized) for a given day, and the red line represents their unauthorized activity.  You can select a data point for more information about the user's activity for that specific day (drill-down).

Summary of Events

This chart shows what audit event code was reported for each access attempt by the user during the time frame.  Here you can see how many times the Openings were accessed or not permitted due to the user not having authorization.

Activity by Opening

Here you can see all of the openings the user accessed, sorted by what was most frequently visited.  This is displayed as a stacked bar graph, so you will be able to see what audit event codes were recorded per opening.





Daily Overview for User - Third Page Display

The Daily Overview shows detailed information about a single user's activity on a specific day.  The day displayed is based upon the day that was selected on the Daily Activity graph on the User Report page.  The Daily Overview consists of three graphs:


Activity Timeline

This graph shows the trend of a user's daily activity in a time sequenced view.  In addition to the time, information on the Opening name is provided.  If an unauthorized event occurred, the Opening name is visualized in red for easy reference.

Activity by Opening

Here you can see all of the openings the user accessed, sorted by what was most frequently visited, for the day selected.  This is displayed as a stacked bar graph, so you will be able to see what audit event codes were recorded per opening.

Summary of Events

This chart shows what audit event code was reported for each access attempt by the user during the day selected.  Here you can see how many times the Openings were accessed or not permitted due to user not having authorization.

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