Admin activity history/audit log

I’d like to request the addition of some kind of Admin-specific (i.e. changes to fields, types, and relationships) log or history view.

I’ve just started sharing admin duties on a workspace with someone who is fairly new to Fibery. I did a lot of things for him at first, but the best way for him to learn is by doing. However sometimes he does nonsensical things and I want at least the ability to see what edits he made to which Types, Views, etc. There are too many to just “know” or notice which ones were changed.

The ability to see and even revert changes would be super nice, but just a log of what was done seems important for long-term collaborative workspace management. And if you think about the future, when perhaps regular users can edit their own workspaces, a log that included those actions could also help admins assist and manage those user actions, potentially.

And to be clear, I’m talking about a single view where all such admin-level actions can be seen all together, and clickable to go to the changed Type/App. This differs I think from this existing request (which also does not focus specifically on admin-level actions):
View Change History

This may be very similar/related to a couple other requests already here:

[APPROVED] Activity Stream
Where the admin activities could perhaps be a “mode” (e.g. “admin activities” tab) or a toggle on the activity stream.


Ability for admins to make notes when building Apps, or App Activity stream
Where these notes should be included in the history stream view.

My main experience with such admin/audit logs is actually in forums, not Discourse specifically, but in Simple Machines Forum the Admin log can be tremendously useful. Something to consider!

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Hi, Oshyan!
In Q1 2020 we plan to add an Activity log. We don’t have an approved specification yet, so I’ve added your cool idea to this area and we will try to support your case (that totally makes sense!)

Many thanks for the detailed description :slight_smile:

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Excellent! Thank you for the quick and positive response. :slight_smile:

(btw, I think you mean Q1 2021 :wink: )

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