I know that Popularity Trends or Most Popular Items (For Document Libraries) can provide how many Unique users or hits are accessing pages, sites, documents, etc. and what day/ month this took place on. Is there a way to find the exact user name of each person that has accessed a page/ file and the date/ time?

If this is not possible is it possible to have a popup list form which stays in front of the page until the user has submitted his name, after which the page becomes visible

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You can do this through Site Collection Audit Logs:



Events available for audit log reports The following events are available for audit log reports to help you determine who is taking what actions with the content of a site collection:

Opened and downloaded documents, viewed items in lists, or viewed item properties (This event is not available for SharePoint Online sites)

Edited items

Checked out and checked in items

Items that have been moved and copied to other location in the site collection

Deleted and restored items

Changes to content types and columns

Search queries

Changes to user accounts and permissions

Changed audit settings and deleted audit log events

Workflow events

Custom events

If you are using SharePoint Online, it also is in the Unified Audit Logs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/search-the-audit-log-in-security-and-compliance

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