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How to find the username of a rejected login

How can I find in the tomcat logs the username who somebody tried unsuccessfully to log in for a security audit?

Is there any special field I should add to the logs?

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Hello Jiri,

Nice to hear from you again!

You can enable user access logging to obtain the IP and username of any failed login attempts. My colleague Branno does a better job of explaining this on the thread below:

Go ahead and give that a try, and let me know if you have any problems.



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You're welcome, Jiri!

I hope this helps but do let me know if you have any questions.


@Shannon Spaniol :

What are the instructions for the same for JIRA?

Hi Jiri, 

It looks like Jira has a security log that you can use to find those details:

I'm not as familiar with Jira as I am with Confluence, so if you have any trouble with that feature on Jira, I would say raise a new question in the Jira collection and the Community can give you a hand.


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