Syslog messages are a standard for sending event notification messages. These messages can be stored locally or on an external syslog server. ASE generates and sends syslog messages to an external syslog server over UDP. All the syslog messages sent belong to the informational category.

Configuring syslog server

Configure the IP address or hostname and port number of the syslog server in the ase.conf file to send syslog messages to the external server. To stop generating syslog messages, remove the syslog server definition from the ase.conf file, stop and then start ASE. Here is a snippet from the ase.conf file:

; Syslog server settings. The valid format is host:port. Host can be an FQDN or an IPv4

Listing syslog server

Show the configured syslog server by executing the list_sys_log_server command:

/opt/pingidentity/bin/ list_syslog_server -u admin -p, messages sent: 4, bytes sent: 565

Here is a sample message sent to the syslog server:

Aug 16 06:16:49 myhost ase_audit[11944] origin: cli, resource: add_api, info: config_file_path=/opt/pingidentity/ase/api.json, username=admin
Aug 16 06:16:56 myhost ase_audit[11944] origin: cli, resource: list_api, info: username=admin