Logging with FortiCloud

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In this example, you will use FortiCloud, an online logging service provided by Fortinet, to store the logs of your FortiGate unit’s traffic. You will also access logs using the FortiCloud website.

1. Activating FortiCloud

Go to System > Dashboard > Status and locate the License Information widget. In the FortiCloud section, select Activate.
Either use an existing FortiCloud account or create a new one.
Information about your FortiCloud account now appears in the License Information widget.

2. Sending logs to FortiCloud

Go to Log & Report > Log Config > Log Settings. Enable Send Logs to FortiCloud and ensure that Upload Option is set to Realtime
Select Test Connectivity to verify the connection between your FortiGate and FortiCloud.
Adjust the Event Logging settings as required and set the GUI Preferences to Display Logs from FortiCloud.

3. Enabling logging in your Internet access security policy

Go to Policy & Objects > Policy > IPv4 and edit the policy that allows connections from the internal network to the Internet.Scroll down to view the Logging Options. In order to view the results later, enable Log Allowed Traffic and select All Sessions.

4. Results

Browse the Internet.Go to Log & Report > Traffic Log > Forward Traffic. In the top right corner of the screen, the Log location is shown as FortiCloud.
Go to System > Dashboard > Status. In the FortiCloud section of the License Information widget, select Launch Portal.A screen will open in your browser, showing all the devices that are linked with your FortiGate account. Select the appropriate unit.You can also access your FortiCloud account by going to www.forticloud.com

After selecting your device, the FortiCloud Dashboard appears, showing a variety of information about your traffic.

From the portal, you can also access options for FortiView, Drilldown, Reports, and Management.

For more information about using FortiCloud, see the FortiCloud FAQ

For further reading, check out FortiCloud in the FortiOS 5.2 Handbook.

Victoria Martin

Victoria Martin

Technical Writer & Head Cookbook Chef at Fortinet
Victoria Martin works in Ottawa as part of the FortiOS technical documentation team. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University, after which she attended Humber College's book publishing program, followed by the more practical technical writing program at Algonquin College. She does need glasses but also likes wearing them, since glasses make you look smarter.
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Before you can use FortiCloud, you must register your FortiGate. For more information, see Registering your FortiGate and configuring the system settings
It is recommend to use a common FortiCloud account for all your Fortinet logs.
If traffic does not appear in FortiCloud right away, wait 10-15 minutes and try again.