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Pattern: Audit logging

Context

You have applied the Microservice architecture pattern.

Problem

How to understand the behavior of users and the application and troubleshoot problems?

Forces

  • It is useful to know what actions a user has recently performed: customer support, compliance, security, etc.

Solution

Record user activity in a database.

Examples

This pattern is widely used.

Resulting Context

This pattern has the following benefits:

  • Provides a record of user actions

This pattern has the following drawbacks:

  • The auditing code is intertwined with the business logic, which makes the business logic more complicated

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