15.23. taler-auditor(1)

15.23.1. Name

taler-auditor - audit exchange

15.23.2. Synopsis

taler-auditor [-c FILENAME | –config=FILENAME] [-h | –help] [-i**_|_–internal**] [-I**_|_–ignore-not-found**] [-L LOGLEVEL | –loglevel=LOGLEVEL] [-l FILENAME | –logfile=FILENAME] [-m MASTER_KEY | –exchange-key=MASTER_KEY] [-T USEC | –timetravelUSEC] [-v | –version]

15.23.3. Description

taler-auditor is a command-line tool to be used by an auditor to audit an exchange’s database and calculate the current financial state of the exchange (including revenue, amount expected in escrow and risk exposure). The audit is incremental. The first audit must be performed with the -r option to initialize the tables. The tool reports inconsistencies in the balance or incorrect cryptographic signatures found in the database. It does NOT check with the bank to see that the incoming and outgoing wire transfers that the bank claims to have matches the exchange’s database. Its options are as follows.


Use the configuration and other resources for the merchant to operate from FILENAME.

-h | –help

Print short help on options.

-i | –internal

Run additional checks that can only performed on the exchange-internal database and not the “safe” replicated database at the auditor.

-I | –ignore-not-found

Do not fail if the bank says that the exchange bank account does not (yet) exist. Keep trying.


Specifies the log level to use. Accepted values are: DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR.


Send logging output to FILENAME.

-m KEY | –exchange-key=KEY

Public master key of the exchange in Crockford base32 encoding, for example as generated by taler-auditor-offline setup. If this option is missing, taler-auditor will use the MASTER_PUBLIC_KEY value from the “exchange” section of the configuration.

-T USEC | –timetravel=USEC

Modify the system time by USEC microseconds. USEC may be prefixed with + or - (e.g. -T +300). This option is intended for debugging/testing only.

-v | –version

Print version information.

15.23.4. See Also

taler-auditor-offline(1), taler.conf(5), taler-auditor-dbinit(1)

15.23.5. Bugs

Report bugs by using https://bugs.taler.net or by sending electronic mail to <taler@gnu.org>.