AUDIT_WARN(5) File Formats Manual AUDIT_WARN(5)

audit_warnalert when audit daemon issues warnings

The audit(4) subsystem has been deprecated since macOS 11.0, disabled since macOS 14.0, and WILL BE REMOVED in a future version of macOS. Applications that require a security event stream should use the EndpointSecurity(7) API instead.

On this version of macOS, you can re-enable audit(4) by renaming or copying /etc/security/audit_control.example to /etc/security/audit_control, re-enabling the system/ service by running launchctl enable system/ as root, and rebooting.

The audit_warn script runs when auditd(8) generates warning messages.

The default audit_warn is a script whose first parameter is the type of warning; the script appends its arguments to /etc/security/audit_messages. Administrators may replace this script: a more comprehensive one would take different actions based on the type of warning. For example, a low-space warning could result in an email message being sent to the administrator.


audit(4), auditd(8)

The OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004. It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation for the OpenBSM distribution.

This software was created by McAfee Research, the security research division of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. Additional authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc.

The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.

March 17, 2004 macOS 14.4