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auditd (16) Versions 2.3.4

Installs/Configures auditd

cookbook 'auditd', '= 2.3.4', :supermarket
cookbook 'auditd', '= 2.3.4'
knife supermarket install auditd
knife supermarket download auditd
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auditd Cookbook

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A simple cookbook to install auditd and provided rulesets. Rulesets included in the OS auditd/audit package as examples are based on 4 established standards:

The OS package provides the client side tools for working with the linux kernel audit framework.



  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle 6+


  • Chef 12.7+


  • none


  • node['auditd']['ruleset'] - ruleset to use, either "default" (the default if unset) or one of the provided examples
  • node['auditd']['backlog'] - backlog size, default is 320 should be larger for busy systems


If you're using one of the default rulesets set the correct attribute based on the ruleset desired, one of:

  • "capp" : Controlled Access Protection Profile
  • "lspp" : Labeled Security Protection Profile
  • "nispom" : National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
  • "stig" : Security Technical Implementation Guides
  • "cis" : Center for Internet Security auditd recommendations

And include recipe[auditd::rules] in your run list. You can also set the attribute node['auditd']['ruleset'] to the name of a custom rule template to be used instead of one of the default rules.

If you are using the recipe from a wrapper cookbook, include the default recipe recipe[auditd] to setup the service and use the auditd_ruleset resource to place your rule template of choice.

If you are not satisfied with any of the provided templates, you can specify the cookbook attribute in auditd_ruleset to use your own set of rules. In this case, do not include recipe[auditd::rules].

Use the auditd::remove recipe to uninstall auditd.

License & Authors

Author: Cookbook Engineering Team (

Copyright: 2016, Chef Software, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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CHANGELOG for auditd

This file is used to list changes made in each version of auditd.

2.3.4 (2018-11-8)

  • Add CIS-rules kitchen suite
  • Update CIS rules to match RHEL/CentOS 7 v2.2.0 benchmarks
  • Add resource to implement CIS defined auditd conf
  • CIS related remediation will only run if "node['auditd']['ruleset']" is set to CIS

2.3.3 (2018-07-17)

  • Fix ~= typo in CIS rules

2.3.2 (2018-07-16)

  • Fix support for Debian 9+ / Ubuntu 18.04+
  • Remove Chef 11/early 12 compatibility in metadata
  • Handle CIS 4.1.14 differing on CentOS/RHEL 6

2.3.1 (2018-07-11)

  • Missing -F flag was causing entire list to fail to load.
  • Controls that previously had auid>=500 now require auid>=1000 in current CIS benchmarks.
  • Updated the audit rules for 4.1.8 to match the current CIS benchmark.

2.3.0 (2018-07-10)

  • Remove ChefSpec matchers which are auto generated by ChefSpec now
  • Update CIS rules for RHEL/CentOS 7 v2.2.0 benchmarks

2.2.0 (2017-11-14)

  • Resolve FC108 warnings
  • Allow specifying the cookbook where the template is in the builtins resource
  • Require Chef 12.7+ due to bugs in 12.5/12.6 custom resources

2.1.1 (2017-07-13)

  • Install "audit" package for Amazon Linux on Chef 13

2.1.0 (2017-05-03)

  • Add support for RHEL 7

2.0.0 (2017-04-26)

  • Convert the existing LWRPs to custom resources, which raises the requires chef version to 12.5+
  • Expand testing to cover the custom resources
  • Let Chef can determine the proper restart command instead of hardcoding logic into the recipe
  • Test with local delivery and not Rake
  • Update apache2 license string
  • Update copyrights

1.0.2 (2017-01-18)

  • Add ChefSpec matchers

1.0.1 (2016-11-25)

  • Enable use_inline_resources in the LWRPs
  • Run integration testing in Travis

1.0.0 (2016-09-08)

  • Testing updates
  • Require Chef 12.0 or later

0.2.0 (2016-08-11)

  • Add uninstall/remove support
  • Update docs with testing and contributing process
  • Use Berkshelf not Librarian for dependency management
  • Add a travis config
  • Add a license file
  • Update the testing to use Rake and remove test deps from the Gemfile. We assume you're in ChefDK now
  • Update the cookbook owner and add chef_version metadata
  • Use the new notification syntax in templates
  • Cookstyle fixes to the code
  • Remove the utf encoding comments. There's no need for this
  • Remove Chef 10 compatibility


  • add coc and contributing documents
  • update gitignore list for some chef related files
  • update supermarket uri
  • use correct restart command when under systemd on rhel
  • better rule definition support for rhel systems that no longer ship with examples
  • add test suite for capp rules


  • excluded non-default rulesets for RedHat; they use a version-specific path that I can't find any easy way to determine programatically


  • added RedHat support


  • Initial release of auditd

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