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Introduction to Audit Logs in Discord
Discord is a popular chat platform that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is an online chat service that is used by gamers and other online communities. It's easy to use and can be accessed on a variety of devices, making it a great choice for groups of people who need to communicate with each other. However, like any communication platform, Discord can be used for good or bad purposes.
That's where audit logging comes in. Among these purposes is the management of user accounts. In order to keep track of who is accessing what resources and when, it's important to set up audit logs. Audit logs are digital records that document user activity in discord. By understanding how and when your users are accessing discord resources, you can better manage their access and ensure security and compliance.
What is Audit Log and Why is it Important?
Audit logs are an excellent moderation tool offered by Discord to know what happened in a server and usually by whom. At the moment, these are the only method to help you determine who the executor of a mod action was on the server. Relevant events such as deleted messages and removed members unfortunately do not provide info on the moderation actions having triggered them, making the fetch for audit logs a necessity.
On a Discord Server’s Audit Logs, you’ll find information about:
- Channel creation
- Channel updates
- Channel deletion
- Server updates
- Channel permission creation/deletion/update
- Role creation/deletion/update
- Invite creation/deletion/update
- Member bans
- Member kicks
- Member unbans
- Webhook creation/deletion/update
- Message deletion
- Emoji creation/deletion/update
- Member role and updates on nicknames
On Discord, Audit Logs are logs that keep track of user behavior. This covers created channels, role changes and more. You may rest easy knowing that you'll always have an exact record of what transpired on your server by checking audit logs on Discord. This not only helps to stop misconduct and abuse, but it also enables you to debug problems or keep track of changes made to your server over time.
When an administrative action is performed in a guild, an entry is added to its audit log. Viewing audit logs requires the "View Audit Log" permission
Audit logs are important for many reasons. They can help you to identify who is accessing discord servers, files, or channels; they can help you to determine the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns; and they can provide evidence in support of legal claims or regulatory filings.
Audit Logs lasts for 90 days. This means that only the past 90 days are logged on Audit Logs.
Can I delete Audit Logs?
Sadly, you can't remove or change the Discord Server's Audit Logs. Even the server owner cannot change or delete them. Those logs are holy, according to the Discord Wiki. Not even Discord’s customer support can delete them. They represent the historical story of that server.
How can I check Discord Server Audit Logs?
Discord provides the Administrator or Moderator roles with all the details through audit logs. For them to access audit logs, they need to have a specific permission that is provided on their roles. Once they have access, they can view all the Audit Logs.
Here is the step by step guide on how to check Discord Server Audit Logs.
Step 1. Open your Discord App
Open your Discord application thru browser or on the Desktop application. Both offers the same way on how to check your Discord Server Audit Logs. Make sure that you've installed the latest version of the application.
Step 2. Go to a Server
Go to the server that you want to view the Audit Logs. You can do this by looking at the servers you're currently in. For this instance, I will be using our test server, GoLinuxCloud Test Server and we will be looking for the Audit Log of this server.
Note: Make sure you have the specific role that has access to Audit Log.
Step 3. Go to Server Settings
Click on the Server's name. You will see that a drop down menu will appear. These are the settings that you can change on your server or a server that you manage. Click on "Server Settings".
Step 4. Go to Audit Logs
Once you entered the Server Settings, you will see the list of all the sub settings that you can change. Below Moderation, you will see "Audit Log".
Step 5. Audit Logs Interface
You will now see all the audit logs. These logs are all in order based on the time the actions took place. You can also use the filter so that you can look for specific changes in the Server. You can either Filter by User or Filter by Action.
Audit logs are logs that track user activity on Discord. This includes things like chats, messages and more. By checking audit logs on Discord, you can have peace of mind knowing that you'll always have an accurate record of what happened on your server. Not only does this help to prevent abuse and misconduct, but it also allows you to troubleshoot issues or track changes made to your server over time. Next time that you want to view the changes made in your server or a server that you manage, do not forget to check your audit logs!
If you have any more questions, you can refer to this article by Discord: Audit Logs Resource and Audit logs on mobile