AUDIT-PLUGINS:(5)        System Administration Utilities       AUDIT-PLUGINS:(5)

       audit-plugins - realtime event receivers

       auditd can multiplex audit events in realtime. It takes audit events and
       distributes them to child programs that want to analyze events in
       realtime. When the audit daemon receives a SIGTERM or SIGHUP, it passes
       that signal to its child processes so that can reload the configuration
       or terminate.

       The child programs install a configuration file in a plugins directory
       which defaults to /etc/audit/plugins.d. This can be controlled by a
       auditd.conf config option plugin_dir if the admin wished to locate
       plugins somewhere else. But auditd will install its plugins in the
       default location.

       The plugin directory will be scanned and every pluging that is active
       will be started. If the plugin has a problem and exits, it will be
       started a maximum of max_restarts times as found in auditd.conf.

       Config file names are not allowed to have more than one '.' in the name
       or it will be treated as a backup copy and skipped. Config file options
       are given one per line with an equal sign between the keyword and its
       value. The available options are as follows:

       active The options for this are yes or no.

              The option is dictated by the plugin.  In or out are the only
              choices. You cannot make a plugin operate in a way it wasn't
              designed just by changing this option. This option is to give a
              clue to the event dispatcher about which direction events flow.
              NOTE: inbound events are not supported yet.

       path   This is the absolute path to the plugin executable. In the case of
              internal plugins, it would be the name of the plugin.

       type   This tells the dispatcher how the plugin wants to be run. Choices
              are builtin and always.  Builtin should always be given for
              plugins that are internal to the audit event dispatcher. These are
              af_unix and syslog. The option always should be given for most if
              not all plugins. The default setting is always.

       args   This allows you to pass arguments to the child program. Generally
              plugins do not take arguments and have their own config file that
              instructs them how they should be configured. At the moment, there
              is a limit of 2 args.

       format The valid options for this are binary and string.  Binary passes
              the data exactly as the audit event dispatcher gets it from the
              audit daemon. The string option tells the dispatcher to completely
              change the event into a string suitable for parsing with the audit
              parsing library. The default value is string.

       /etc/auditd/auditd.conf /etc/audit/plugins.d

       auditd.conf(5), auditd(8).

       Steve Grubb

Red Hat                             Aug 2018                   AUDIT-PLUGINS:(5)