Configuration

Before you begin, you’ll need: Filebeat 7 or Filebeat 6, root access

Configure FortiGate logging

Configure your FortiGate firewall to send logs to your Filebeat server. Make sure you meet this configuration:

  • Log format: syslog
  • Send over: UDP
  • IP address: Filebeat server IP address
  • Port 514

See the FortiGate docs for more information on configuring your FortiGate firewall.

Sample commands for FortiOS 6.2
config log syslogd setting
set status enable
set format default
set server <FILEBEAT-SERVER-IP-ADDR>
set port 514
end
Download the Logz.io certificate to your Filebeat server
sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/logzio/public-certificates/master/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt -P /etc/pki/tls/certs/
Add UDP traffic as an input

In the Filebeat configuration file (/etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml), add UDP to the filebeat.inputs section.

Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

# ...
filebeat.inputs:
- type: udp
  max_message_size: 10MiB
  host: "0.0.0.0:514"

  fields:
    logzio_codec: plain

    # Your Logz.io account token. You can find your token at
    #  https://app.logz.io/#/dashboard/settings/manage-accounts
    token: <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
    type: fortigate
  fields_under_root: true
  encoding: utf-8
  ignore_older: 3h

If you’re running Filebeat 7, paste this code block. Otherwise, you can leave it out.

# ... For Filebeat 7 only ...
filebeat.registry.path: /var/lib/filebeat
processors:
- rename:
    fields:
    - from: "agent"
      to: "filebeat_agent"
    ignore_missing: true
- rename:
    fields:
    - from: "log.file.path"
      to: "source"
    ignore_missing: true

If you’re running Filebeat 6, paste this code block.

# ... For Filebeat 6 only ...
registry_file: /var/lib/filebeat/registry
Add Logz.io as an output

If Logz.io is not an output, add it now.

Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.

# ...
output.logstash:
  hosts: ["<<LISTENER-HOST>>:5015"]
  ssl:
    certificate_authorities: ['/etc/pki/tls/certs/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt']
Start Filebeat

Start or restart Filebeat for the changes to take effect.

Check Logz.io for your logs

Give your logs some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.

If you still don’t see your logs, see log shipping troubleshooting.