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format (Security Log)


Hierarchy Level


Set the default log format for event mode security logging on the device.


  • binary—Binary encoded text to conserve resources.

  • sd-syslog—Structured system log file.

  • syslog—Traditional system log file.

  • Default: syslog.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

security-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced prior to Junos OS Release 10.0. Statement updated in Junos OS Release 12.1.