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Securing Fluentd Communications with TLS

In this lab, you will be provided two servers that have fluentd pre installed. Your task is to send logs from `/var/log/messages` to the target fluentd server. You must also do what is required to use TLS to send the log entries. You will need to generate certificates using OpenSSL and perform all the configuration tasks required to get this up and running.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Aug 19, 2022

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  1. Challenge

    Configure source1 to Use TLS to Send Logs to the target Server

    On the server source1, you need to configure the installed Fluentd so that messages from /var/log/messages are sent to the server called target. You must also configure it so that it uses TLS to send the log entries.

  2. Challenge

    Configure target to Receive Logs from source1 Using TLS

    You need to do what is required, including generating a certificate using SSL and adding any configuration entries to that the server called target, so it can receive log entries via TLS from the server called source1.

  3. Challenge

    Check If Test Logs Are Received

    Test that the changes have worked and any new entries to the /var/log/messages onsource1 are now being sent to the td-agent stdout on target.

    The logger command can be used to send message to /var/log/messages.

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