Configuring the Vault Event Log

  1. In M-Files Admin, go to the Advanced Vault Settings section.
    1. Open M-Files Admin.
    2. In the left-side tree view, expand an M-Files server connection.
    3. Expand Document Vaults.
    4. Expand a vault.
    5. Click Configurations.
    6. In the navigation area, click Advanced Vault Settings.
    7. Open the Configuration tab.
      Result:The advanced vault settings are shown.
  2. Expand Event Log.
  3. Specify the settings.

    See the information in the table. For more information, select a setting and see the Info tab.

    Setting name Description
    Enabled This setting specifies whether events are recorded in the vault event log.
    Note: You cannot disable the event log with this setting if Advanced Event Log features are enabled.
    Note: The event log must be enabled for notifications to be sent. For information about notifications, see Editing Notification Settings in M-Files Admin.
    Event Types to Include Settings in this section specify which event types are included in the vault event log. The event types that are set to No, are not recorded and thus not included in event log exports.
    Warning: Specific event types are necessary for other M-Files functions to operate correctly. Do not disable event types if you do not know the effects.
    Note: If Advanced Event Log features are enabled, these settings have no effect. Instead, all the event types are recorded.
    Maximum Number of Events M-Files Server removes the oldest events when the number of events is close to the value specified here unless the Electronic Signatures and Advanced Logging module and Advanced Event Log features are in use.

    By default, the maximum number of events is 10,000.

    User Action Log This section contains settings related to User Action Log. To use this feature, the Electronic Signatures and Advanced Logging module must be active on the M-Files server.

    Set Enabled to Yes and specify the settings in Event Settings as necessary to take User Action Log into use.

  4. Click Save.
Your changes are saved. If you enabled User Action Log, M-Files starts to record the events for the vault users that have logged out and logged back in. To log out all vault users, restart the vault. However, taking a vault offline must always be done in a controlled manner and the vault users must be notified beforehand.