Member Added to Group

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Service: syslog

Log type: auth.log

Group membership change can indicate a user adding themselves to an admin group without permissions. It is important to monitor the groups that have escalated permissions.

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grep usermod /var/log/auth.log | grep add
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Language: bash
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Due to the limitations of the GNOME Logs app, we do not currently have a GUI way to view this log. We recommend using the command line. The auth.log tracks when a user is added to a group. To see the logs of a user being added to a group, enter the command grep usermod /var/log/auth.log | grep add.