IISW-SI-000210 - The IIS 8.5 website must produce log records containing sufficient information to establish the identity of any user/subject or process associated with an event.


Web server logging capability is critical for accurate forensic analysis. Without sufficient and accurate information, a correct replay of the events cannot be determined.

Determining user accounts, processes running on behalf of the user, and running process identifiers also enable a better understanding of the overall event. User tool identification is also helpful to determine if events are related to overall user access or specific client tools.

Log record content that may be necessary to satisfy the requirement of this control includes: time stamps, source and destination addresses, user/process identifiers, event descriptions, success/fail indications, file names involved, and access control or flow control rules invoked.


Follow the procedures below for each site hosted on the IIS 8.5 web server:

Access the IIS 8.5 web server IIS 8.5 Manager.

Select the website being reviewed.

Under 'IIS', double-click the 'Logging' icon.

Configure the 'Format:' under 'Log File' to 'W3C'.

Select the 'Fields' button.

Under 'Standard Fields', select 'User Agent', 'User Name' and 'Referrer'.

Under 'Custom Fields', select the following fields:

Request Header >> Authorization

Response Header >> Content-Type

Click 'OK'.

Select 'Apply' from the 'Actions' pane.

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|AU-3, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001487, Rule-ID|SV-214452r879568_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SI-000210, STIG-Legacy|SV-91487, STIG-Legacy|V-76791, Vuln-ID|V-214452

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 041a70dfb498206c414a3a6db7af47e5ef41be9bbc3bd354e92b70b8777f4c27