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Pulse Connect Secure


Pulse Connect Secure is SSL VPN solution for remote and mobile users.


This setup guide will show you how to forward logs produced by Pulse Connect Secure logs to SEKOIA.IO by means of an Rsyslog transport channel.

On most GNU/Linux servers, two packages need to be installed: rsyslog and rsyslog-gnutls.

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 Pulse Connect Secure configuration file for rsyslog:

sudo vim /etc/rsyslog.d/46-pulse.conf

Paste the following rsyslog configuration to trigger the emission of Pulse Connect Secure logs by your Rsyslog server to SEKOIA.IO:

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

# Configure up the network ssl connection
$ActionSendStreamDriver gtls # use gtls netstream driver
$ActionSendStreamDriverMode 1 # require TLS for the connection
$ActionSendStreamDriverAuthMode x509/name # server is authenticated

# Template definition [RFC5424](
# IMPORTANT: don't forget to set your intake key in the template
template(name="SEKOIAIOPulseTemplate" 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 SEKOIAIOPulseTemplate template
if $hostname == "YOUR_PULSE_HOSTNAME" then @@(o);SEKOIAIOPulseTemplate

In the above template instruction, change the YOUR_PULSE_HOSTNAME variable with the correct value, and please replace YOUR_INTAKE_KEY variable with your intake key.

Restart Rsyslog

$ sudo service rsyslog restart

Enjoy your events

Go to the events page to watch your incoming events.