This recipe demonstrates how to use FortiCloud, an online logging service provided by Fortinet, to store logs of your FortiGate unit’s traffic. In this example, the log shows sites visited by users on the internal network.
You can access logs using the FortiGate and also through the FortiCloud website.
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5.2 | 5.4
1. Activating FortiCloud
|Go to Dashboard and locate the License Information widget. In the FortiCloud row, select Activate.|
|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 Settings and disable local logging.|
|Enable Send Logs to FortiCloud and confirm 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 desired and set the GUI Preferences to Display Logs From FortiCloud.|
3. Enabling logging in your Internet access security policy
|Go to Policy & Objects > IPv4 and edit the policy that allows connections from the internal network to the Internet. Scroll down to view Logging Options. In order to confirm that logs are being sent to FortiCloud, enable Log Allowed Traffic and select All Sessions.|
|Browse the Internet. Then, go to Log & Report > Forward Traffic. In the top right corner of the screen, the Log location is shown as FortiCloud.|
Go to Dashboard. In the FortiCloud row of the License Information widget, select Launch Portal.
A screen will open in your browser, showing all the devices linked with your FortiGate account. Select the appropriate unit.
You can also access your FortiCloud account by going to www.forticloud.com
From the portal’s top menu bar, you can also access options for FortiView, Drilldown, Reports, and Management.
For more information about using FortiCloud, see the FortiCloud FAQ.
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