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Event log

The event log is a place in the administration interface, where events and activities of the system are recorded. You can find it in Site Manager -> Administration -> Event log. From the security point of view, the events logged into the event log are mainly:

  • Authentication attempts - both successful and failed.
  • All bad requests - which includes attempts for SQL injections and other various hacking efforts.

You can find more information about event log settings in the Viewing the system event log topic.

Security debug

The security debug is a part of the debugging interface in Kentico. It allows you to view user security checks performed by the system. Information stored in this section include:

  • IsGlobalAdministrator, IsEditor, IsInRole, IsInSite, IsCultureAllowed checks,
  • URL hash validation,
  • redirects to the AccessDenied page - for missing permissions and UI elements.

You can find the security debug interface in Site Manager -> Administration -> System -> Debug -> Security.

Enabling the security debug functionality

If you cannot see the security page, you have to enable the security debug first in Site Manager -> Settings -> System -> Debug by checking the option Enable security debug.

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