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Authorizing IPs for Syslog

When you send syslog to Sematext Logs Management App, we strongly recommend you do that by adding your application token as part of your CEE-formatted JSON over syslog.

If this is not possible for some reason - for example, if you're using the traditional syslogd - then you can authorize your public IP (or IPs) and send logs to Logs Management App as if it's your local log collector.  Authorizing an IP lets us determine to which app logs originating from some IP should be routed.  As such, a given IP address can be authorized in only one Logs Management Apps. 

You can authorize IPs from the Logs Management application's Settings within your Sematext account (click here to go to the list of your Logs Management applications), or from the application itself.

Method 1: From the Application Settings

First, you have to get to your list of Logs Management Apps. You can do that from anywhere by going to Integrations-> Apps.

From the list of applications, click on the Actions button next to the Logs Management application you need to work with:

Click on Whitelist IP item and add your IPs to the list:

whitelist syslog IP

Method 2: From the Logs Management Application

You can also authorize IPs without leaving the Sematext Logs Management application. To do that, click on the App actions→App Settings button on the upper-right side.

Select Source IPs tab. From the IPs authorized for... screen, you can start adding IPs:

syslog IP Authorize