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syslog-ng Premium Edition 7.0.18 - Administration Guide

Preface Introduction to syslog-ng The concepts of syslog-ng Installing syslog-ng The syslog-ng PE quick-start guide The syslog-ng PE configuration file Collecting log messages — sources and source drivers
How sources work default-network-drivers: Receive and parse common syslog messages internal: Collecting internal messages file: Collecting messages from text files wildcard-file: Collecting messages from multiple text files linux-audit: Collecting messages from Linux audit logs network: Collecting messages using the RFC3164 protocol (network() driver) office365: Fetching logs from Office 365 osquery: Collect and parse osquery result logs pipe: Collecting messages from named pipes program: Receiving messages from external applications python: writing server-style Python sources python-fetcher: writing fetcher-style Python sources snmptrap: Read Net-SNMP traps sun-streams: Collecting messages on Sun Solaris syslog: Collecting messages using the IETF syslog protocol (syslog() driver) system: Collecting the system-specific log messages of a platform systemd-journal: Collecting messages from the systemd-journal system log storage systemd-syslog: Collecting systemd messages using a socket tcp, tcp6, udp, udp6: Collecting messages from remote hosts using the BSD syslog protocol udp-balancer: Receiving UDP messages at very high rate unix-stream, unix-dgram: Collecting messages from UNIX domain sockets windowsevent: Collecting Windows event logs
Sending and storing log messages — destinations and destination drivers
elasticsearch2: Sending messages directly to Elasticsearch version 2.0 or higher (DEPRECATED) elasticsearch-http: Sending messages to Elasticsearch HTTP Event Collector file: Storing messages in plain-text files hdfs: Storing messages on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) http: Posting messages over HTTP kafka: Publishing messages to Apache Kafka logstore: Storing messages in encrypted files mongodb: Storing messages in a MongoDB database network: Sending messages to a remote log server using the RFC3164 protocol (network() driver) pipe: Sending messages to named pipes program: Sending messages to external applications python: writing custom Python destinations smtp: Generating SMTP messages (email) from logs splunk-hec: Sending messages to Splunk HTTP Event Collector sql: Storing messages in an SQL database stackdriver: Sending logs to the Google Stackdriver cloud syslog: Sending messages to a remote logserver using the IETF-syslog protocol syslog-ng(): Forward logs to another syslog-ng node tcp, tcp6, udp, udp6: Sending messages to a remote log server using the legacy BSD-syslog protocol (tcp(), udp() drivers) unix-stream, unix-dgram: Sending messages to UNIX domain sockets usertty: Sending messages to a user terminal — usertty() destination Client-side failover
Routing messages: log paths, flags, and filters Global options of syslog-ng PE TLS-encrypted message transfer Advanced Log Transfer Protocol Reliability and minimizing the loss of log messages Manipulating messages parser: Parse and segment structured messages Processing message content with a pattern database Correlating log messages Enriching log messages with external data Monitoring statistics and metrics of syslog-ng Multithreading and scaling in syslog-ng PE Troubleshooting syslog-ng Best practices and examples The syslog-ng manual pages Glossary

office365: Fetching logs from Office 365

Starting with syslog-ng PE version 7.0.17, you can fetch logs from your Office 365 account using the Office 365 Management Activity API.

The syslog-ng PE application supports every content type of the Management Activity API using a corresponding source driver:

  • Audit.AzureActiveDirectory: office365-azure-active-directory()

  • Audit.Exchange: office365-exchange()

  • Audit.General: office365-general()

  • Audit.SharePoint: office365-sharepoint()

  • DLP.All: office365-dlp()

  • In some cases, the logs will appear only 24-48 hours after successfully configuring syslog-ng PE and Office 365.

  • Due to the distributed nature of the Office 365 log management architecture, there is a synchronization interval in the Office 365 Management Activity API. During this interval, the messages returned to queries can be inconsistent. To avoid this synchronization window, syslog-ng PE does not fetch the logs in real-time, only 15 minutes after the message becomes available in the management API. This means that there is a 15-minute latency between the logs available in the Office 365 Management Activity API and syslog-ng PE.

source s_office365 {
Example: Fetching Azure Active Directory logs from Office 365

The following example configuration fetches logs from and Audit.AzureActiveDirectory subscription using the office365-azure-active-directory() source driver.

@version: 7.0
@include "scl.conf"

source s_o365_ad {

destination d_file { file("/tmp/o365_ad_out.log"); };

log {
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