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       auditd-plugins - realtime event receivers


       auditd  can multiplex audit events in realtime. It takes audit events and distributes them
       to child programs that want to analyze events in realtime. When the audit daemon  receives
       a  SIGTERM  or SIGHUP, it passes that signal to its child processes so that can reload the
       configuration or terminate.

       The child programs install a configuration file in a plugins directory which  defaults  to
       /etc/audit/plugins.d.  This can be controlled by a auditd.conf config option plugin_dir if
       the admin wished to locate plugins somewhere else. But auditd will install its plugins  in
       the default location.

       The  plugin  directory will be scanned and every plugin that is active will be started. If
       the plugin has a problem and exits, it will be started a maximum of max_restarts times  as
       found in auditd.conf.

       Config  file  names  are  not  allowed to have more than one '.' in the name or it will be
       treated as a backup copy and skipped. Config file options are given one per line  with  an
       equal sign between the keyword and its value. The available options are as follows:

       active The options for this are yes or no.

              The  option  is dictated by the plugin.  In or out are the only choices. You cannot
              make a plugin operate in a way it wasn't designed just  by  changing  this  option.
              This  option is to give a clue to the event dispatcher about which direction events
              flow. NOTE: inbound events are not supported yet.

       path   This is the absolute path to  the  plugin  executable.  In  the  case  of  internal
              plugins, it would be the name of the plugin.

       type   This  tells  the dispatcher how the plugin wants to be run. Choices are builtin and
              always.  Builtin should always be given for plugins that are internal to the  audit
              event  dispatcher.  These are af_unix and syslog. The option always should be given
              for most if not all plugins. The default setting is always.

       args   This allows you to pass arguments to the child program. Generally  plugins  do  not
              take  arguments  and have their own config file that instructs them how they should
              be configured. At the moment, there is a limit of 2 args.

       format The valid options for this are binary and string.  Binary passes the  data  exactly
              as  the  audit  event  dispatcher  gets it from the audit daemon. The string option
              tells the dispatcher to completely change the event  into  a  string  suitable  for
              parsing with the audit parsing library. The default value is string.


       /etc/auditd/auditd.conf /etc/audit/plugins.d


       auditd.conf(5), auditd(8).


       Steve Grubb