Local configuration (ossec.conf)¶
ossec.conf file is the main configuration file on the Wazuh manager and it also plays an important role on the agents. It is located at
/var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf both in the manager and agent. It is recommended that you back up this file before making changes to it, as an error in the configuration can prevent Wazuh services from starting up.
ossec.conf file is in XML format and all of its configuration options are nested in their appropriate section of the file. In this file, the outermost XML tag is
<ossec_config>. Here is an example of the proper location of the alerts configuration section:
<ossec_config> <alerts> <!-- alerts options here --> </alerts> </ossec_config>
agent.conf file is very similar to
ossec.conf except that it is used to centrally distribute configuration information to agents. See more here.
Wazuh can be installed in two ways: as a manager by using the “server/manager” installation type and as an agent by using the “agent” installation type.
|Configuration sections||Supported installations|
|wodle name=”open-scap”||manager, agent|
|wodle name=”command”||manager, agent|
|wodle name=”cis-cat”||manager, agent|
|wodle name=”syscollector”||manager, agent|
|wodle name=”osquery”||manager, agent|
All of the above sections must be located within the top-level