For each sensor, you can define the severity level of the related event.
A severity is a value to categorize the sensors’ events according to your and your site’s specifics.
For example, a user registration (user account creation) event may be very common on sites open for users. So in that case a Low or Medium severity would be appropriate. On the other hand, for sites that generally do not see any user account registrations, a High, Severe, or even Emergency severity level would make more sense.
WP Admin Audit offers six different severity levels to choose from:
|Emergency||A critical event with a very high impact.|
This could be used to categorize events that are successful cyber attacks.
You might choose to not assign events to the level if there is no real-world difference to the Severe level.
|Severe||A severe event with a potentially very high impact.|
This could be used to categorize events that are likely cyber attacks.
|High||A severe event with a potentially high impact.|
You can use this to categorize events that require manual review by the administrator, i.e. situations that may be normal, but could also be a bad situations like the WordPress system being misused.
|Medium||An event with medium impact.|
The bulk of the events will not be of high importance, but you can use this level to differentiate it from the Low level.
|Low||A low-level event is everything happening in the system that you want to have recorded in the event log, but are essentially day-to-day situations that are normal to occur.|
|Debug||This severity level is not commonly used.|
Its intended use is to temporarily assign events for debugging purposes.
To change the severity of an event
- Open the Settings menu
- Select the Sensors tab
- Search for the sensor (either with the filter dropdown or with the search bar)
- Once you have found the sensor, click on the sensor name to open it
- Change the severity level with the dropdown:
- Click the Save changes button
Note: changing the severity level will not affect past events (recorded in the event log), only future occurrences will be recorded with the adjusted severity