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I need some help regarding how to log the user-name into apache logs. I'm building a use-case for Security Information Event Management.

Is the method the same in case of IIS or just applicable to apache?

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Usually, the basic authentication user name is placed into apache logs by default. From a typical log configuration is

LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
CustomLog logs/access_log common

Where %u is the user name.

I'm not very familiar with iis, but it appears that the basic authentication user name is logged as cs-username. Here is the documentation

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Great help:) Stephen – asadz Feb 11 '13 at 15:06

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