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Email Notification for rule set changes in Web Gateway


I have a McAfee Web Gateway running with I want to trigger email notification to few users when ever an administrator is doing any changes on the rule sets.

Is this possible? Please help.



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Re: Email Notification for rule set changes in Web Gateway

Hi Prasanth,

It is possible to notify when someone hits save changes, but we cannot distinguish between a ruleset change and a configuration change.

If you follow this guide it will help you setup a general notifications ruleset in the Error Handler:

The incident ID for saving changes is 1710, a failed save changes is 1711.

Let me know if that helps.

Best Regards,


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Re: Email Notification for rule set changes in Web Gateway

I wrote a shell script which is run by cron before midnight.

All audit actions are in file: /opt/mwg/log/audit/audit.log

/bin/awk 'BEGIN{ACTION="";CONTENT=""}{if ($0 ~ /^__/) {if(ACTION!="") print CONTENT; ACTION=""; CONTENT=""}; if($1=="Action" && $3 ~ /^(ADDED|DELETED|MODIFIED|MOVED)_/){ACTION=$3}; CONTENT=CONTENT "\n" $0}' /opt/mwg/log/audit/audit.log

What this command does?

Looks for lines starting with __ (it is a separator of audit log entry).

It also looks for lines contains at the beginning: Action and as third argument ADDED_, DELETED_, MODIFIED_ or MOVED_ substring - if found, save it to ACTION variable.

All content (between __ lines) is temporarily saved to CONTENT variable.

If ACTION matches and entry separator __ is matched, CONTENT is printed to console.

Result can be saved to file, send with syslog, send by email (I use netcat to do this).

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