11.7. Envers

11.7.1. About Hibernate Envers

Hibernate Envers is an auditing and versioning system, providing JBoss EAP 6 with a means to track historical changes to persistent classes. Audit tables are created for entities annotated with @Audited, which store the history of changes made to the entity. The data can then be retrieved and queried.
Envers allows developers to:
  • audit all mappings defined by the JPA specification,
  • audit all hibernate mappings that extend the JPA specification,
  • audit entities mapped by or using the native Hibernate API
  • log data for each revision using a revision entity, and
  • query historical data.