TLS Syslog cert import

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TLS Syslog cert import

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Hi all,

Certificates, can anybody help?

I have a cert syslog-ng.cert that ArcSight logger auto-generated and I want to import this on to the firewall as a "Certificate for Secure SYSLOG"

It imports OK as Base64 encoded PEM format, with the option to import a private key disabled (if I choose this I need to give a Key File or a Passphrase...which I don't have).

But once the valid cert is loaded I do not have the option to make it a "Certificate for Secure SYSLOG".

Something must be missing from syslog-ng.cert, Logger has openssl installed so if I could figure out the syntax to produce a key that the firewall will be happy to use for SYSLOG.

Thanks for looking.

Best regards



L7 Applicator


Certificate for Secure Syslog—This certificate enables secure forwarding of syslogs to an external syslog server. ( it should not be a CA)


Syslogng must access end entity and CA certificates in order to negotiate SSL connections. All default, user imported or generated CA certs must be loaded into Syslogng’s CA directory.


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