I thought I’d pull out a small section of my Dynamics CRM Deep Dive: Security book and discuss metadata changes.
Auditing Metadata Changes
In a multiâ€“administrator or multiâ€“developer environment, it is sometimes difficult to determine who did what when tracking changes to Entities. The following metadataâ€“related operations are tracked when auditing is enabled:
- Delete Entity
- Delete Attribute
Viewing the Audit Log
To view metadata changes, navigate to: Settings, Auditing, Audit Summary View.
Here is an example, showing the results of a deletion of an attribute:
Opening the detail record shows us this:
As you can see, we have the following information recorded:
- What entity
- What attribute
Again, this is very handy information if you have multiple people performing modifications to your CRM system ( development server or otherwise ).
I just wish that the CRM product team would include Metadata Create and Update events in the Audit Log. THAT would be very handy indeed.