syslog_output

XML section name

<syslog_output>
</syslog_output>

Configuration options for sending alerts to a syslog server.

Options

server

The IP Address or hostname of the syslog server.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

Any valid IP address

port

The port to forward alerts to.

Default value

514

Allowed values

Any valid port

level

The minimum level of the alerts to be forwarded.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

Any level from 1 to 16

group

Rule group of the alerts to be forwarded.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

Any valid group. Separate multiple groups with the pipe (“|”) character.

Note

Observe that all groups must be finished by comma.

rule_id

The rule_id of the alerts to be forwarded.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

Any valid rule_id

location

The location field refers to the origin of the alert, that it could be:

  • syscheck

  • rootcheck

  • File path

  • Command or its alias

  • command_tag (wodle)

  • aws-cloudtrail

  • cis-cat

  • vulnerability-detector

  • syscollector

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

Any valid location

use_fqdn

Toggle for full or truncated hostname configured on the server. By default, ossec truncates the hostname at the first period (‘.’) when generating syslog messages.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

format

Format of alert output. When jsonout_output in global section is enabled, alerts are read from alerts.json instead of alerts.log for JSON format.

Default value

default

Allowed values

default

cef

will output data in the ArcSight Common Event Format.

splunk

will output data in a Splunk-friendly format.

json

will output data in the JSON format that can be consumed by a variety of tools.

Example of configuration

<syslog_output>
  <server>192.168.1.3</server>
  <level>7</level>
  <format>json</format>
</syslog_output>