Enable Auditing for Processes Which Start Prior to the Audit Daemon


To ensure all processes can be audited, even those which start prior to the audit daemon, add the argument audit=1 to the default GRUB 2 command line for the Linux operating system. Configure the default Grub2 kernel command line to contain audit=1 as follows:

# grub2-editenv - set "$(grub2-editenv - list | grep kernelopts) audit=1"


Each process on the system carries an “auditable” flag which indicates whether its activities can be audited. Although auditd takes care of enabling this for all processes which launch after it does, adding the kernel argument ensures it is set for every process during boot.