The activity log provides a timestamped record of all activity by all users associated with your account, such as the creation or modification of DNS resources (zones and records), API keys, monitoring jobs, and more. It shows you which user performed the action and when.
When viewing the activity log in the NS1 portal, you can search results for a specific keyword or filter results by the activity type, date, or time frame. You can also use the NS1 API to view a detailed activity log for your account.
You must have the "View activity log" user permission to view the account activity log.
To view the activity log in the portal, click your username in the top right corner, and select Activity log from the menu.
Alternatively, you can navigate to the activity log from the portal dashboard. When you log into the portal, you are directed to the Dashboard page containing several widgets to summarize critical data sets. The widget titled "Latest activity" provides a snapshot of the most recent activity.
From here, click Go to activity log to view the full activity log.
The Activity log page lists all activity starting with the most recent updates. At a glance, the list of recent activity displays the date and time of the individual update, the specific user who made the update, and a brief description of the activity.
The date and time shown next to each activity are based on your individual browser settings and do not necessarily reflect the specific date/time from the perspective of the user who made the change.
You can highlight an individual entry in the activity log to view more information in the sidebar Summary panel.
Under Changes, you can see a detailed view of what was created or modified. New or modified data is displayed in green text. The old data (deleted or modified) is shown in red. Data that was not impacted by the activity is shown in gray.
In the portal, you can use the search and filter tools to easily locate a specific action or group of actions.
To search for activity based on a specific keyword or user, begin typing in the Search text field. Results will update dynamically as you type.
The Filter by type option limits results to a specific object or resource, such as a record, zone, data feed, monitoring job, etc.
The Filter by date option lets you view all activity on a specific day.
The Filter by timespan option lets you view all activity in the last 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, or 24 hours.
You can download a copy of the latest activity log by clicking the download icon in the upper right corner of the page (next to the "Clear filters" button).
This brings you to a dialog box where you can specify the file type for the downloaded file — JSON, CSV, XML, Excel, HTML, or PDF.
Click Download to initiate file download to your computer.
Using the NS1 API, you can gather a more detailed activity log than what is available on the NS1 portal. For example, if a resource was deleted, the activity log returned in the API response includes details about the deleted resource.
Execute the GET request below, replacing
$NSONE_API_KEY with a valid API key with the "View activity log" permission enabled.
curl -X GET -H "X-NSONE-Key: $NSONE_API_KEY" https://api.nsone.net/v1/account/activity