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For us to be able to get audit logs from Azure, we are going to use the FileBeat Module.
Azure audit events are sent into an EventHub, from which FileBeat pulls the logs and sends them to Coralogix.
We need a Filebeat configured for using Coralogix as an output. Please follow this documentation if needed.
We will enable the Azure plugin in FileBeat:
filebeat modules enable azure
The module contains the following filesets:
Will retrieve Azure activity logs. Control-plane events on Azure Resource Manager resources. Activity logs provide insight into the operations that were performed on resources in your subscription.
Will retrieve Azure platform logs. Platform logs provide detailed diagnostic and auditing information for Azure resources and the Azure platform they depend on.
Will retrieve Azure Active Directory sign-in logs. The sign-ins report provides information about the usage of managed applications and user sign-in activities.
Will retrieve Azure Active Directory audit logs. The audit logs provide traceability through logs for all changes done by various features within Azure AD. Examples of audit logs include changes made to any resources within Azure AD like adding or removing users, apps, groups, roles, and policies.
We will need to edit the configuration file, normally located in /etc/filebeat/modules.d/azure.yml
- module: azure activitylogs: enabled: true var: # eventhub name containing the activity logs, overwrite he default value if the logs are exported in a different eventhub eventhub: "insights-operational-logs" # consumer group name that has access to the event hub, we advise creating a dedicated consumer group for the azure module consumer_group: "$Default" # the connection string required to communicate with Event Hubs, steps to generate one here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/event-hubs/event-hubs-get-connection-string connection_string: "" # the name of the storage account the state/offsets will be stored and updated storage_account: "" # the storage account key, this key will be used to authorize access to data in your storage account storage_account_key: "" platformlogs: enabled: false # var: # eventhub: "" # consumer_group: "$Default" # connection_string: "" # storage_account: "" # storage_account_key: "" auditlogs: enabled: false # var: # eventhub: "insights-logs-auditlogs" # consumer_group: "$Default" # connection_string: "" # storage_account: "" # storage_account_key: "" signinlogs: enabled: false # var: # eventhub: "insights-logs-signinlogs" # consumer_group: "$Default" # connection_string: "" # storage_account: "" # storage_account_key: ""
We will need to create a storage account where Filebeat will save the position file. That Storage Account will be used in storage_account.
Also, we need to retrieve the access key.
Now we only need to restart the FileBeat service.
Please note- in case the module dosent work properly, please follow this guidance
First of all, please disable the Azure module by using the command:
filebeat modules disable azure
After disabling the module, it’s mandatory to specify the input type in the Filebeat.yml.
The input type should look:
filebeat.inputs: - type: azure-eventhub eventhub: "insights-operational-logs" consumer_group: "$Default" connection_string: "Endpoint=sb://....." storage_account: "..." storage_account_key: "....."
Fill in the values according to Azure, please note that after changing the config, its needed to restart the filebeat service.