Spring Boot Actuator has a flexible audit framework that will publish events once Spring Security is in play (“authentication success”, “failure” and “access denied” exceptions by default). This can be very useful for reporting, and also to implement a lock-out policy based on authentication failures.
You can also choose to use the audit services for your own business events. To do that
you can either inject the existing
AuditEventRepository into your own components and
use that directly, or you can simply publish
AuditApplicationEvent via the Spring