How to Enable Auditing for a Dynamics 365 CE Environment Online?

The auditing feature logs changes that are made to customer records and user access so you can review the activity later. The auditing feature is designed to meet the auditing, compliance, security, and governance policies of many regulated enterprises.

The following operations can be audited:

  • Create, update, deactivate, and delete operations on records.
  • Changes to the sharing privileges of a record.
  • The N:N association or disassociation of records.
  • Changes to security roles.
  • Audit changes at the entity, attribute, and organization level. For example, enabling audit on an entity.
  • Deletion of audit logs.
  • For changes made to entity fields that can be localized, such as the Product entity name or description fields, the locale ID (LCID) appears in the audit record.

System administrators and System Customizers can Start or Stop auditing for an Organization/ Environment.

In this article, will explain about Enabling the Auditing feature for a Dynamics 365 CE Online Environment.
Follow the below steps for the same.

Step 1: Login to Power Platform Admin Center (PPAC) with your credentials.

If you are using US Government (GCC, GCC High and DOD) Cloud, Click on the article link and find your related URL and login to PPAC.


Click on this link and Create 30 Dynamics CE Trial version and open PPAC Environment.

Step 2: Click on the required Environment.

By default, Auditing enabled is set to No.

Step 3: Click on Manage.

Step 4: Select Start Auditing, Log access (Log whenever the system is accessed, generally by signing in.) and Read logs (The logs will be sent to the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center.).

Step 5: Click on Save.

Now, you can see in your environment, that Auditing enabled is set to Yes.

If you open any existing Table record, you can see that a Audit Enabled record has been created.

Hope you have successfully followed this article and enabled Auditing at Environment level.

In the next article, will enable this auditing feature at Table level.

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