the server can log user activity in a XML format based file "arisaccountlog.xml". Which logs with detailed mode:
Please check the document "installation_administration_guide_s.pdf" as part of your ARIS installation.
Chapter: 184.108.40.206 Logging
We use ARIS version 7.1 and there is something called Account logging that could help you. It is a functionality that you will need to activate on the ARIS Business Server side in one of the configuration files. The service needs to be re-started after the change in the configuration file.
Once it is activated it will then generate log files typically once a day where you can see login/logout/userID/ARIS License information, like in this example:
The <clientid> tag shows the GUID of the user logged, this you will have to translate to something more understandable by using a translation table of the registered users.
To switch on the logging functionality, go to the ARIS Business Server installation directory and find there the file "ArisServer.cfg". It is found in the directory"<ARIS Business Server installation>\server\config". In the file you need to locate this entry:
<!-- Turn on/off logging of user login/logout times -->
<accounting state="off" />
and change the value to be "on" instead of "off". Thereafter please re-start the Business Server service and check the result the next day. A file called something like "arisaccountlog_08_06_2012_08_35_24.xml" has then been created in the directory "<ARIS Business Server installation>\accounting".
Good luck! / Harry R
Thanks Harry. Between you and Jens I have solved this problem.
I am using ARIS Business Architect 7.1 and could not find the ArisServer.cfg file neither on my local - C:\Program Files\ARIS7.1\LocalServer\config nor on the ARIS Server. Please let me know where I need to find the file and where to change the settings - in my local or on the sever.
you have to search on your ARIS Server installation folder. There has to be a folder "config" and there you should find all config files.
As Jens already wrote you should find more help at the "installation_administration_guide_s.pdf".
I ran into a weird problem while trying to match the GUIDs exported from ARIS to the clientids from the server logs: they do not match. Not a single one of them. The amount of unique clientids seems to match the amount of unique GUIDs. Any idea what could cause this issue?
This is in line with normal activity as the GUID are supposed to be unique.
Ah. But is there any way to link a clientid to an individual user account? I thought that these logged clientids would be equal to the GUIDs of the user accounts. I'm trying to determine which users are not using the system regularly.
To analyze the activity of users, I am using the licence key numbers to evaluate that, not the clientids. Why are you using the clientids?
Hello Mr. Jens
I need your help.
I was uninstall the ARIS 7.1 from my laptop & after reinstallation it needs password to allow me restore my database.
I need your support I face when I need to restore my database.
kindly, find the picture screen shot I faced.
Please, send me e-mail (email@example.com) for your feedback & support
the default database-admin password is "DBADMIN".
I have the same problem. Does anyone solved it ?