The im_ssl module uses the OpenSSL library to provide an SSL/TLS transport. It behaves like the im_tcp module, except that an SSL handshake is performed at connection time and the data is sent over a secure channel. Log messages transferred over plain TCP can be eavesdropped or even altered with a man-in-the-middle attack, while the im_ssl module provides a secure log message transport.
The im_ssl module accepts the following directives in addition to the common module directives.
The module will accept connections on this IP address or DNS hostname. The default is
The module will listen for incoming connections on this port number. The default is port 514.
This boolean directive specifies that the remote connection should be allowed without certificate verification. If set to TRUE the remote will be able to connect with an unknown or self-signed certificate. The default value is FALSE: all connections must present a trusted certificate.
This specifies the path to a directory containing certificate authority (CA) certificates, which will be used to check the certificate of the remote socket. The certificate filenames in this directory must be in the OpenSSL hashed format. A remote’s self-signed certificate (which is not signed by a CA) can also be trusted by including a copy of the certificate in this directory.
This specifies the path of the certificate authority (CA) certificate, which will be used to check the certificate of the remote socket. To trust a self-signed certificate presented by the remote (which is not signed by a CA), provide that certificate instead.
This specifies the path of the certificate file to be used for the SSL handshake.
This specifies the path of the certificate key file to be used for the SSL handshake.
With this directive, a password can be supplied for the certificate key file defined in CertKeyFile. This directive is not needed for passwordless private keys.
This specifies the path to a directory containing certificate revocation lists (CRLs), which will be consulted when checking the certificate of the remote socket. The certificate filenames in this directory must be in the OpenSSL hashed format.
This specifies the path of the certificate revocation list (CRL) which will be consulted when checking the certificate of the remote socket.
This boolean value specifies that the remote must present a certificate. If set to TRUE and there is no certificate presented during the connection handshake, the connection will be refused. The default value is TRUE: each connection must use a certificate.
This optional directive can be used to set the permitted SSL cipher list, overriding the default. Use the format described in the ciphers(1ssl) man page.
This boolean directive allows you to enable data compression when sending data over the network. The compression mechanism is based on the zlib compression library. If the directive is not specified, it defaults to FALSE (the compression is disabled).Note
Some Linux packages (for example, Debian) use the OpenSSL library provided by the OS and may not support the zlib compression mechanism. The module will emit a warning on startup if the compression support is missing. The generic deb/rpm packages are bundled with a zlib-enabled libssl library.
This directive can be used to set the allowed SSL/TLS protocol(s). It takes a comma-separated list of values which can be any of the following:
TLSv1.2. By default, the TLSv1, TLSv1.2, and TLSv1.2 protocols are allowed. Note that the OpenSSL library shipped by Linux distributions may not support SSLv2 and SSLv3, in which case these will not work even if enabled with SSLProtocol.
The following fields are used by im_ssl.
The received string.
The IP address of the remote host.
This configuration accepts secured log messages in the NXLog binary format and writes them to file.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 <Input ssl> Module im_ssl Host localhost Port 23456 CAFile %CERTDIR%/ca.pem CertFile %CERTDIR%/client-cert.pem CertKeyFile %CERTDIR%/client-key.pem KeyPass secret InputType Binary </Input> <Output file> Module om_file File "tmp/output" </Output> <Route ssl_to_file> Path ssl => file </Route>