TLS / SSL

Fluent Bit provides integrated support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) and it predecessor Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) respectively. In this section we will refer as TLS only for both implementations.

Each output plugin that requires to perform Network I\/O can optionally enable TLS and configure the behavior. The following table describe the properties available:

Property Description Default
tls enable or disable TLS support Off
tls.verify force certificate validation On
tls.debug Set TLS debug verbosity level. It accept the following values: 0 (No debug), 1 (Error), 2 (State change), 3 (Informational) and 4 Verbose 1
tls.ca_file absolute path to CA certificate file
tls.crt_file absolute path to Certificate file
tls.key_file absolute path to private Key file
tls.key_passwd optional password for tls.key_file file

The listed properties can be enabled in the configuration file, specifically on each output plugin section or directly through the command line. The following output plugins can take advante of the TLS feature:

Example: enable TLS on HTTP output

By default HTTP output plugin uses plain TCP, enabling TLS from the command line can be done with:

$ fluent-bit -i cpu -t cpu -o http://192.168.2.3:80/something \
    -p tls=on         \
    -p tls.verify=off \
    -m '*'

In the command line above, the two properties tls and tls.verify where enabled for demonstration purposes (we strongly suggest always keep verification ON).

The same behavior can be accomplished using a configuration file:

[INPUT]
    Name  cpu
    Tag   cpu

[OUTPUT]
    Name       http
    Match      *
    Host       192.168.2.3
    Port       80
    URI        /something
    tls        On
    tls.verify Off

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