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SecureAuth

When you configure SecureAuth to send log data to USM Appliance, you can use the SecureAuth plugin to translate the raw log data into normalized events for analysis.

Device Details
Vendor SecureAuth
Device Type Network Access Control
Connection Type Syslog
Data Source Name secureauth
Data Source ID 1834

Integrating SecureAuth

Before you configure the SecureAuth integration, you must have the IP Address of the USM Appliance Sensor.

The SecureAuth plugin in USM Appliance can process syslog messages sent directly to the USM Appliance Sensor or through NXLog. If you plan to use Syslog directly, follow the instructions in "Configure SecureAuth to Send Syslog;" if you plan to use NXLog instead, follow the instructions in "Configure NXLog on Windows," both included below.

Configure SecureAuth to Send Syslog

To configure SecureAuth to send Syslog messages to USM Appliance

  1. From the SecureAuth web interface, select the Logs tab.

  2. In the Log Type field, select Syslog.
  3. In the Syslog Server and Syslog Port fields, enter the USM Appliance IP address and 514, respectively.
  4. Select the Extended OTP Logging check box.
  5. Save and apply the changes.

Configure NXLog on Windows

To send log data through NXLog to USM Appliance

  1. If not done already, download nxlog.conf, and then place it in the conf directory of your NXLog installation. Depending on which version you use, the directory can be C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog\conf for the 32-bit version or C:\Program Files\nxlog\conf for the 64-bit version.

    Note: This step overwrites the default nxlog.conf file. You may want to back up the original copy before placing the one provided by AlienVault.

  2. Open the nxlog.conf file in a text editor.
  3. Update the ROOT path of your NXLog installation.

    1. Locate the following lines

      #define ROOT C:\Program Files\nxlog

      #define ROOT C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog

    2. Uncomment the path that matches the NXLog installation on your Windows machine.
  4. Enter the USM Appliance Sensor IP address.

    1. Locate the following line

      define OUTPUT_DESTINATION_ADDRESS <USM-Appliance-Sensor-IP>

    2. Replace <USM-Appliance-Sensor-IP> with the IP address of the USM Appliance All-in-One or USM Appliance Sensor that will receive the Windows events.
  5. Uncomment the section between SECUREAUTH-NXLOG and /SECUREAUTH-NXLOG.

    Important: Only remove the first # symbol in each line when uncommenting the sections. The remaining # symbol indicates that the line is either a comment or optional.

  6. Verify the file path defined in the section. Update the path to match your SecureAuth installation.
  7. Save the file.
  8. Start or restart the NXLog service.

Plugin Enablement

For plugin enablement information, see Enable Plugins.

Additional Resources and Troubleshooting

For troubleshooting, refer to the vendor documentation:

https://docs.secureauth.com/display/docs/SecureAuth+Logging+and+Audit

https://docs.secureauth.com/display/docs