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Configuring a Destination with TLS in the WinCollect Configuration Console


You can encrypt syslog traffic sent to a destination instance by configuring the destination with a Transport Layer Socket (TLS) or Secure Shell Layer (SSL) certificate.

  1. In the WinCollect Configuration Console, expand the Destinations parameter.
  2. Right-click the Syslog TCP, and click Add New Destination.
  3. In the New Destination Name field, add a name for the destination, and click OK.Tip

    Use a destination name that includes the IP address, such as "<Managed_Host>_1.2.3.4". If you need to edit the log source and change a destination in the future, this helps you determine the IP address for the destination.

  4. Expand Syslog TCP, and select the destination that you added in step 3 to view the Properties window.
  5. Define the Name and Hostname.
  6. Change the Port to 6514, and set the Throttle rate.
  7. Copy and paste the TLS certificate for the new destination in the Certificate field.Note

    Make sure that you include the "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----" and the "-----END CERTIFICATE-----" when you copy the TLS certificate.

  8. Click Deploy Changes under the Actions pane.