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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 NGINX logs to Armor's Security Information & Event Management (SIEM).

Configure Your NGINX 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
  • nginx-enable

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

  • nginx- disable

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

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

path1, path2, path3

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

  • nginx-add-error-paths

path1, path2, path3

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

  • nginx-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.

  • nginx-sync-config

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

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








Command Usage: 

armor logging nginx-enable

armor logging nginx-disable

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

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

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

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

armor logging nginx-sync-config

armor logging nginx-describe-config

Additional Information

NGINX will need configuration for a specific log format. This is normally done in the nginx.conf file. Documentation for the ngx_http_log_module can be found at http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_log_module.html

Configure Log Format Directive  NGINX Docs

log_format armor_202004 'LEEF:1.0|NGINX|NGINX|$nginx_version|$status|'
'devTime=$time_local\t'
'devTimeFormat=dd/MMM/yyyy:HH:mm:ss Z\t'
'src=$remote_addr\t'
'dst=$server_addr\t'
'dstPort=$server_port\t'
'proto=$server_protocol\t'
'usrName=$remote_user\t'
'request=$request\t'
'body_bytes_sent=$body_bytes_sent\t'
'http_referer=$http_referer\t'
'http_true_client_ip=$http_true_client_ip\t'
'http_user_agent=$http_user_agent\t'
'http_x_header=$http_x_header\t'
'http_x_forwarded_for=$http_x_forwarded_for\t'
'request_time=$request_time\t'
'upstream_response_time=$upstream_response_time\t'
'pipe=$pipe\t'
'uri_query=$query_string\t'
'uri_path=$uri\t'
'cookie=$http_cookie';


Configure Access Log Directive NGINX Docs

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log armor_202004;

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

armor logging nginx-add-access-paths


Full Example

http {
log_format armor_202004 'LEEF:1.0|NGINX|NGINX|$nginx_version|$status|'
'devTime=$time_local\t'
'devTimeFormat=dd/MMM/yyyy:HH:mm:ss Z\t'
'src=$remote_addr\t'
'dst=$server_addr\t'
'dstPort=$server_port\t'
'proto=$server_protocol\t'
'usrName=$remote_user\t'
'request=$request\t'
'body_bytes_sent=$body_bytes_sent\t'
'http_referer=$http_referer\t'
'http_true_client_ip=$http_true_client_ip\t'
'http_user_agent=$http_user_agent\t'
'http_x_header=$http_x_header\t'
'http_x_forwarded_for=$http_x_forwarded_for\t'
'request_time=$request_time\t'
'upstream_response_time=$upstream_response_time\t'
'pipe=$pipe\t'
'uri_query=$query_string\t'
'uri_path=$uri\t'
'cookie=$http_cookie';
access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log armor_202004;

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"