Citrix Access Gateway - Reading the Audit Log

Posted on 2015-02-11
Last Modified: 2015-02-24
Client has a Citrix Access Gateway (phyiscal) running software 5.0.4 (latest).

They want to be able to review the Audit Logs and report on what user came in from what IP.

I have setup the Audit Log transfer to an FTP server and that works fine. Now the client needs to be able to review those logs. The raw data is stored in TEXT files (annoyingly without column headings!!).

Here is a snip it from the log: - 8080874791657725504:user1\:: [11/Feb/2015:09:48:03 00400] "" - - "" "" Logout "Idle Timeout" - 3820405373289224011:user1\:: [11/Feb/2015:09:52:03 00400] "" - - "" "" Logout "Idle Timeout" - 3047373008680520109:user2\:: [11/Feb/2015:10:01:03 00400] "" - - "" "" Logout "Idle Timeout" - 1770602356344558806:user3\:: [11/Feb/2015:10:03:03 00400] "" - - "" "" Logout "Idle Timeout" - 4697676139107208028:user4\:: [11/Feb/2015:10:25:03 00400] "" - - "" "" Logout "Idle Timeout" - 155248044720429937:user5\:Access: [11/Feb/2015:10:43:14 00400] "" - - "" "" Login "NavUI"
- - -::[11/Feb/2015:10:47:19 00400]"" - - "" "" "STA-Validation" "STA740D751AFC39" "http://server:80/Scripts/CTXSta.dll" "STA Ticket validation SUCCESS" - user5::[11/Feb/2015:10:47:19 00400]"" - - "" "" "SG-Traffic" "Lotus Notes" "" "CGP" "ICA ACL Check SUCCESS" - domainname\user5::[11/Feb/2015:10:47:19 00400]"" - - "" "" "SG-Traffic" "Lotus Notes" "" "CGP" "Application launch SUCCESS" - 6956428814212440291:client1\:: [11/Feb/2015:11:14:03 00400] "" - - "" "" Logout "Idle Timeout" - 0:user6\:Access: [11/Feb/2015:11:18:11 00400] "" - - "" "" Login "Login failed" - 8259626861271587592:user6\:Access: [11/Feb/2015:11:18:15 00400] "" - - "" "" Login "NavUI"
- - -::[11/Feb/2015:11:21:31 00400]"" - - "" "" "STA-Validation" "STA740D751AFC39" "http://server:80/Scripts/CTXSta.dll" "STA Ticket validation SUCCESS"

Does any:
Know what all the headings should be?
Have any way of importing and sorting the data into a format the client can filter on?

Question by:Mark Galvin
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Using PowerQuery in Excel we were able to manipulate the data so that it was in a a format we could use and then report on.

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Using PowerQuery in Excel we were able to manipulate the data so that it was in a a format we could use and then report on.


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