The syslog-ng Store Box (SSB) appliance can be connected from a client machine using any modern web browser.

NOTE: For details on supported browsers, see Supported web browsers.

SSB can be accessed from the local network. SSB attempts to receive an IP address automatically via DHCP. If it fails to obtain an automatic IP address, it starts listening for HTTPS connections on the IP address. Note that certain switch configurations and security settings can interfere with SSB receiving an IP address via DHCP. SSB accepts connections via its external interface (EXT, for details on the network interfaces, see Network interfaces).

TIP: The SSB console displays the IP address the external interface is listening on.

If SSB is listening on the address, note that the subnet must be accessible from the client. If the client machine is in a different subnet (for example its IP address is 192.168.10.X), but in the same network segment, the easiest way is to assign an alias IP address to the client machine. Creating an alias IP on the client machine virtually puts both the client and SSB into the same subnet, so that they can communicate. To create an alias IP complete the following steps.


The Welcome Wizard can be accessed only using the external network interface of SSB, as the management interface is not configured yet.

Open the page from your browser and accept the certificate shown. The Welcome Wizard of SSB appears.