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Overall goal is to add a new group of Mongo collections to track usage/user activity on a per-resource basis:

  • views & downloads
    • files
    • datasets
    • collections

  • distinction between agents
    • logged in users via GUI and API
    • user API keys
    • extractors
    • essentially want to differentiate intentional "human" access (even via API, e.g. from external processes) vs. automated access (e.g. from an internal extractor such as preview generator) for accurate usage tracking & "last used" information
    • one option would be to implement a separate download endpoint intended for extractors that does not increment metrics and encourage developers to use that endpoint for any extractors that are not relevant to behavior tracking

  • ability to export simple report
    • per-file statistics
      • bytes
      • path on disk
      • access count (different from simple views)
      • last accessed
    • potentially filter report by "only objects that have been accessed > X months ago" to avoid massive reports
    • start with a downloadable CSV output
    • longer-term, could adapt aspects of search results page to show list of resources including files, datasets, etc. could introduce a more compact view than current list view for administrator viewing