[MNT-16266] With Auditing, cancelled downloads and completed downloads both record READs Created: 06-May-16  Updated: 30-Aug-16  Resolved: 17-May-16

Status: Closed
Project: Service Packs and Hot Fixes
Component/s: Auditing
Affects Version/s: 5.0.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Service Pack Request
Reporter: Cody Collins Assignee: Closed Issues
Resolution: Not a bug Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Attachments: Text File alfresco.log    
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With auditing enabled, a cancelled download is logged as a READ action. There is no difference in the auditing logs between a download that completes and a download that is cancelled.

I have attached a log file with both valid and cancelled downloads of aaaTest.docx to demonstrate the identical log messages.

Steps to reproduce

  • Install Alfresco 5.0.3
  • Add the following lines in the global properties file.
  • Add the following lines in the Alfresco log4j.properties
  • Start and log into Alfresco.
  • Successfully download any document from within Alfresco. (I used firefox)
  • Click download in share again but this time click cancel before the document is saved or downloaded.
  • View the Alfresco.log file for the audit logs.

Expected Result

  • The cancelled download should not be logged as a Read action or have a different log message from a valid download.

Actual Result

  • The cancelled download and valid downloads are logged as the same messages. You cannot differentiate between the two.

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