Adding custom reports for auditing UNIX properties

Server Suite includes several default reports that you can use to monitor and audit access to the computers in your environment. The default reports provide detailed information about your UNIX users, groups, computers, zones, and licenses, and enable you to verify which users have access to specific computers, zones, or applications. Default reports also provide easy access to the information that you require for auditing, business planning, and regulatory compliance. After you generate a report, you can save the report in the following formats:

  • Microsoft Excel (.xls)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • XML document (.xml)

For example, after generating a report with information about the users in each zone, you can save it as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls), and import the information into an Excel Workbook to create a Charge Back report on account usage for each department.

One of the most common ways to evolve the Server Suite deployment is to create custom reports that are specifically tailored to your organization and auditing requirements. The Access Manager console includes a Report Wizard that allows you select the specific Active Directory objects and properties and the relationships on which you want to base the report.

For information about creating and generating custom reports, see the Administrator’s Guide for Linux and UNIX.