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Authentication Log

High-level security events are now logged for auditing purposes. Events impacting security have been assigned security specific event codes. These event codes have been standardized within Learn. In SP8 these authentication-related events codes have been introduced. For full security analysis, it is necessary to download all security-related logs, including, but not limited to, the Input Validation Filter log and the authentication log.

The types of security events captured cover high-risk activities enabling the tracking and source identification of the event through analysis of logged source internet address, source session, user id, and event time.

Log entries are based on industry standards for identification and description of security events that may be the result of system attacks making them suitable for importing/use-with third party tools for forensic analysis reporting. Additionally, the logs themselves provide the ability for identification of specific events as immediately visible in the logs.

Log Location

Blackboard_Home/logs/bb-authentication-log.txt

Event Codes

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These Event Codes are part of the Standard Security Event Codes.

 
Event Code DefaultSeverity Security Event
0 0 Login
1 2 Invalid Username
2 2 Invalid Password
3 0 Logout
4 0 Session Expiration

Example Log Entries by Scenario

# Scenario Example Row
1 Login succeeded, via login page  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=0|evt_name=login succeeded|sev=0|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=success|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=login succeeded|authnmethod=login page|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 
2 Login failed, bad username, via login page  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=1|evt_name=login failed|sev=2|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=failure|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid= |duser=fakeusername|text=login failed|authnmethod=login page|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 
3 Login failed, bad password, via login page  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=2|evt_name=login failed|sev=2|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=failure|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=login failed|authnmethod=login page|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 
4 Login created, via one time tool  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=7|evt_name=login created|sev=8|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=success|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=one time login created|authnmethod=one time login tool|http_useragent= 
5 Login failed, bad token, via one time tool  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=1|evt_name=login failed|sev=8|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=failure|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid= |duser= |text=login failed due to invalid token <token value>|authnmethod=one time login tool|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 
6 Login failed, bad entry code, via one time tool  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=2|evt_name=login failed|sev=8|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=failure|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=login failed due to invalid entry code for token <token value>|authnmethod=one time login tool|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 
7 Login succeeded, via one time tool  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=0|evt_name=login succeeded|sev=8|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=success|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=login succeeded for token <token value>|authnmethod=one time login tool|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 
8 Session expired  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=4|evt_name=session expired|sev=0|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=success|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=session expired|authnmethod= |http_useragent= 
9 Logout  timestamp=Aug 08 2008 08:08:08.888 EDT|app_vend=blackboard|app_name=learn|app_ver=9.1.80000.0|evt_code=3|evt_name=logout succeeded|sev=0|cat=authentication|authnprovider=1|dhost=appsec-demo|outcome=success|src_ip=10.100.100.100|duid=_x_x|duser=targetusername|text=logout succeeded|authnmethod=login page|http_useragent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.91 Safari/534.30 

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