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To obtain Log Relay and to configure your account for remote log collection, you must have the following AMP permissions added to your account: 

  • Write Virtual Machine
  • Delete Log Management
  • Read Log Endpoints
  • Read Log Relays
  • Write Log Relays
  • Delete Log Relays

You can use this document to send Apache logs to Armor's Security Information & Event Management (SIEM).

Configure Your Apache Service


Configuring Apache services uses the Command Line Interface (CLI) feature. For more information, see Security Service CLI Commands

The following arguments are possible parameters for the Logging CLI feature. This allows customers to manage filebeat modules on Virtual Machines.

CommandArguments Result
  • apache-enable

Enables filebeat IIS/apache/nginx.  When run, module yml file will change from disabled state to enable state.

  • apache- disable

Disables Filebeat IIS/apache/nginx.  When run the module yml file will change from enable state to disable mode.

  • apache-add-access-paths
path1, path2, path3Includes the argument paths in module yml file under the 'access_paths' section.
  • apache-remove-access-paths

path1, path2, path3

Removes the argument paths in module yml file under the 'access_paths' section.

  • apache-add-error-paths

path1, path2, path3

Includes the argument paths in module yml file under the 'error_paths' section.

  • apache-remove-error-paths

path1, path2, path3

Removes the argument paths in module yml file under the 'error_paths' section. Removes the argument paths in module yml file under the 'error_paths' section.

  • apache-sync-config

The command sync the module yml file on vm with latest changes which are required.
  • apache-describe-config

The command displays current access & error paths which are configured in module yml file.











Command Usage: 

armor logging apache-enable

armor logging apache-disable

armor logging apache-add-access-paths <required paths needs to add here>

armor logging apache-remove-access-paths <required paths needs to add here>

armor logging apache-add-error-paths <required paths needs to add here>

armor logging apache-remove-error-paths <required paths needs to add here>

armor logging apache-sync-config

armor logging apache-describe-config

Additional Information

Apache will need configuration for a specific log format. This is normally done in the httpd.conf file. Documentation for the log_config_module can be found at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_log_config.html

Configure Log Format Directive  Apache Docs
Without Reverse Proxy

LogFormat "httpd: %h %A %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %p %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\"" armor_noproxy_202004


With Reverse Proxy

LogFormat "httpd: %a %A %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %p %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\"" armor_proxy_202004


Configure Custom Log Directive Apache Docs
The filename supplied to CustomLog will need to be added as a file path with the Security Service CLI Commands.

CustomLog "logs/access_log" armor_noproxy_202004

Configure Custom Log Directive will create a filename that is then used with the command:

armor logging apache-add-access-paths


Full Example

<IfModule log_config_module>
LogFormat "httpd: %a %A %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %p %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\"" armor_noproxy_202004
CustomLog "logs/access_log" armor_noproxy_202004
</IfModule>

Troubleshooting

Verify that logs are formatted correctly, similar to the following example: 

httpd: 192.0.2.0 192.0.2.0 - - [29/Apr/2020:12:18:03 +0000] "GET /cmd.exe HTTP/1.0" 404 80 196 "-" "curl/7.61.1"
httpd: 198.51.100.0 192.0.2.0 - - [29/Apr/2020:10:47:38 +0000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 80 1580 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/52.0.2743.116 Safari/537.36"
httpd: 203.0.113.0 192.0.2.0 - - [29/Apr/2020:13:12:58 +0000] "GET http://example.com/ HTTP/1.1" 200 80 1580 "-" "Security Scanner"