How does Magento 2 actions logger work?

The Magento 2 actions log, including the Magento 2 audit log, records all changes made by the administrator of your store. This feature helps you keep track of all the changes made to your store.  Having full visibility of all actions performed in your store by tracking these changes, and assigning administrator rights to the user can help protect your store from unwanted changes.

How to configure Magento 2 admin actions logger?

Here are the steps to change the Magento timeout settings:

Step 1. Navigate to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

Step 2. Expand the Advanced section and choose Admin.

Step 3. Expand the Admin Actions Logging section.

Step 4. Make the following for each action:

Select\clear the checkbox to enable\disable admin logging for the action.

Step 5. Save Config.

What is Magento 2 admin logout time?

Magento 2 admin logout time is the time when the admin is automatically logged out of Magento 2 if their connection has not been used for a certain amount of time. By default, this time is 900 seconds or 15 minutes, but it can be changed if necessary in the Magento settings. The way to change the Magento 2 admin session timeout it will be described below.

How to change Magento admin logout settings?

To change the time to the lower or higher values do the following: log in to your store with the administrator account. Go to Stores > Configuration. Scroll down to the Advanced settings and select Admin. Then under the Security section, you will see a field named Admin Session Lifetime (seconds). Change the default value to the needed session length and click Save Config to finish the process of changing the Magento 2 frontend session timeout.

Improve the security of your store data by tracking user activity. You will able to see the whole audit trail: who logged into the admin panel, see which attempts failed, check who and when made changes in a specific order, product, or category, track what the admin is currently working on, and troubleshoot problems caused by the admin with the help of the Admin Actions Log extension.

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