NGINX HTTP Server connector for Microsoft Sentinel

The NGINX HTTP Server data connector provides the capability to ingest NGINX HTTP Server events into Microsoft Sentinel. Refer to NGINX Logs documentation for more information.

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Connector attributes

Connector attribute Description
Log Analytics table(s) NGINX_CL
Data collection rules support Not currently supported
Supported by Microsoft Corporation

Query samples

Top 10 Clients (Source IP)


| summarize count() by SrcIpAddr

| top 10 by count_

Vendor installation instructions

NOTE: This data connector depends on a parser based on a Kusto Function to work as expected which is deployed as part of the solution. To view the function code in Log Analytics, open Log Analytics/Microsoft Sentinel Logs blade, click Functions and search for the alias NGINXHTTPServer and load the function code or click here.The function usually takes 10-15 minutes to activate after solution installation/update.

  1. Install and onboard the agent for Linux or Windows

Install the agent on the NGINX HTTP Server where the logs are generated.

Logs from NGINX HTTP Server deployed on Linux or Windows servers are collected by Linux or Windows agents.

  1. Configure the logs to be collected

Configure the custom log directory to be collected

  1. Select the link above to open your workspace advanced settings
  2. From the left pane, select Data, select Custom Logs and click Add+
  3. Click Browse to upload a sample of a NGINX HTTP Server log file (e.g. access.log or error.log). Then, click Next >
  4. Select New line as the record delimiter and click Next >
  5. Select Windows or Linux and enter the path to NGINX HTTP logs based on your configuration. Example:
  • Linux Directory: '/var/log/nginx/*.log'
  1. After entering the path, click the '+' symbol to apply, then click Next >
  2. Add NGINX_CL as the custom log Name and click Done

Next steps

For more information, go to the related solution in the Azure Marketplace.