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FortiProxy is a web proxy that protects clients against internet threats. In this documentation we will explain one way to collect and send FortiProxy logs to SEKOIA.IO. - From the FortiProxy server to an internal log concentrator (Rsyslog), then forwarded to SEKOIA.IO

FortiProxy logs

On FortiProxy appliances, differents type of logs are available. This intake currently supports :

  • Traffic: Records traffic flow information, such as HTTP/HTTPS requests and responses.
  • HTTP Transaction: Records HTTP transaction-related traffic log.
  • DLP: Records data leak prevention events.

Transport to the concentrator


The following prerequisites are needed in order to setup efficient log concentration: - Have administrator rights on FortiProxy - Traffic towards the Rsyslog must be open on UDP 514

Configure FortiProxy

Configure logging to a RSYSLOG server

  1. Go to Log > Log Settings > Remote Logging and Archiving
  2. Tick the box Send Logs to Syslog
  3. In IP Address/FQDN, enter the IP address or the domain name of the remote Syslog server.
  4. In Log Settings you can customize what types of events you want to send to SEKOIA.IO. By default :
  5. Event Logging : All
  6. Local Traffic Log : All

  7. Click Apply

For more information please refer to the official documentation of FortiProxy

Transport to SEKOIA.IO

Configure the Rsyslog to forward to SEKOIA.IO

Rsyslog prerequisites

In order to allow the rsyslog to work properly, please ensure the following packages are installed:

sudo apt install rsyslog rsyslog-gnutls wget

Please ensure the UDP incoming events are allowed in the /etc/rsyslog.conf

# provides UDP syslog reception
input(type="imudp" port="514")

Download the certificate

In order to allow the connection of your Rsyslog server to the SEKOIA.IO intake, please download the SEKOIA.IO intake certificate:

$ wget -O /etc/rsyslog.d/SEKOIA-IO-intake.pem
Configure the Rsyslog server

Open or create a new FortiProxy configuration file for Rsyslog:

sudo vim /etc/rsyslog.d/15-fortiproxy.conf

Paste the following Rsyslog configuration to trigger the emission of FortiProxy logs by your Rsyslog server to SEKOIA.IO:

# Define the SEKIOA-IO intake certificate
$DefaultNetstreamDriverCAFile /etc/rsyslog.d/SEKOIA-IO-intake.pem

# Template definition [RFC5424](
# IMPORTANT: don't forget to set your intake key in the template
template(name="SEKOIAIOFortiproxyTemplate" type="string" string="<%pri%>1 %timestamp:::date-rfc3339% %hostname% %app-name% %procid% LOG [SEKOIA@53288 intake_key=\"YOUR_INTAKE_KEY\"] %msg%\n")

# Send your events to SEKOIA.IO intake servers under SEKOIAIOFortiproxyTemplate template
if ($hostname == "YOUR_FORTIPROXY_HOSTNAME") then {

In the above template instruction, please replace YOUR_INTAKE_KEY variable with your intake key you can find in the Operations Center > Configure > Intakes And change the YOUR_FORTIPROXY_HOSTNAME variable with the correct value.

Restart Rsyslog
$ sudo systemctl restart rsyslog.service

IV. Enjoy your events

Go to the events page to watch your incoming events.

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