Client Audit Logs
While Index has always provided log level data upon request, the client audit log service is a new programmatic-based method of accessing non-aggregated data for all events on the Index Exchange (IX) platform. This data provides publishers, buyers, and data providers the ability to build more personalized insights, run sophisticated data science projects, or use customized and consolidated reporting products.
Note: This feature is in closed beta for a limited set of publishers, buyers, and data providers. In the current phase, client audit logs only include fields for impression-level data.
Availability, Storage, and Deletion
Client audit logs are available within 36 hours of the event and retained for 14 days, after which they are automatically purged. The client audit log data is stored on IX servers and can be retrieved using our API.
Batch vs Streaming Data
Our other reporting products, such as Domo, use batch data, which is grouped and presented to you in a way that's easy to digest. Client audit logs use streaming data, which is non-aggregated. Unlike batch data, streaming data requires additional cost and complexity to understand the logs, but allows for faster turnaround time and the ability for you to build your own custom reporting features on top of the IX platform. So, if you're looking to customize your own reporting (and have the technical prowess required to work with them), client audit logs are the way to go.
Start Generating Client Audit Logs
Client audit log files are not generated by default. To start generating them, reach out to your IX Representative. Find that you're not using the logs? No problem. Your IX Representative can also disable them for you.
Retrieve Client Audit Logs
Once you've started generating the logs, you'll need to complete authentication so that you can use our Wrapper Pulse API to retrieve the log files using a two-step process. For more information, see Log Retrieval.