Back to Oracle Database Security homepage

Fine Grained Auditing

Oracle Database 12c Fine Grained Auditing (FGA) enables audit policies to be associated with columns in application tables along with conditions necessary for an audit record to be generated. FGA policies are assigned to application tables using the FGA API. Fine grained audit policies can be used to create audit records when a table is accessed during specific periods or specific columns are accessed. FGA complements the new Oracle Database 12c Unified Audit by enabling audit conditions to be associated with specific columns.

Audit trail records created by Fine Grained Auditing can be captured and analyzed in Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, automatically alerting the security team about possible malicious activity. Click here for more information about Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.


 Oracle by Example
 Auditing Tells All: A closer look at FGA

Related Technologies

 Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
 Data Masking (pdf)
 Secure Backup
 Configuration Management
 Identity Management

Discussion Forums

 Audit Vault

Security Options

 Oracle Database Vault
 Oracle Advanced Security
 Oracle Label Security

Security Features

 Data Encryption
 Virtual Private Database
 Database Auditing
 Backup Encryption
 Export file encryption
 Proxy Authentication
 Enterprise User Security
 Secure Application Roles
 Fine Grained Auditing