Repository and View Settings

Security Requirements and Controls

The Settings page of a repository or view enables you to configure some key settings. The page is divided into a number of sections:

General

  • Basic Information covers how to set the name of the repository, and other identity information.

  • Data Retention configure the data retention settings for the repository.

  • Field Aliasing shows the schemas configured for field aliasing in the repository.

Access Control

Data Connections

  • Connections define which repositories a view gets its data from.

Ingest

  • Ingest Tokens configure ingest tokens for ingesting and parsing data.

  • Block Ingest allows you to block the ingest of data.

  • Data Sources control the data sources for a repository.

  • Tag Groupings control the tag groupings for a repository.

  • Listeners configure listeners for ingesting specific data types through integrations.

Egress

Other

  • Interactions enables accessing the Interactions overview page.

  • Danger Zone enables changing the repository name or deleting the repository.

Packages

The creation, configuration and installation of Packages is described in the dedicated documentation, which you can find in Packages for more information.

Note

The exact list of available options in this UI page will depend on the user permissions and repositories available. System repositories, for example, cannot be deleted and so the Danger Zone will not be shown. The personal Sandbox repository can't be deleted, and can't be configured with multiple users.

Basic Information

The Settings tab, specifically the General section where you may enter repository information in the Basic Information page. This description, along with the name of the repository, will appear on the Repositories and views tab when you first log into the LogScale Interface.

Basic Settings

Figure 23. Basic Settings


Below is a list of each part of the Basic Information panel, with descriptions of each:

  • Repository description

    This is a description of the repository. To update it, type in the field and click Update description.

  • Repository type

    Use this to specify the type of repository. For example, you could select a trial or a managed repository (e.g., Falcon LTR).

  • Repository usage tag

    This is where you may specify a tag for the repository so that it may be grouped with other repositories with the same tag. To set or update this, enter a tag and click Update usage tag.

  • Automatic search

    Check this box if search should be started automatically when the Search page is loaded. Uncheck it if it you don't want it started automatically.

  • Default query

    Related to the above about automatic search, you can set here the default query which is loaded by default when the search pages is loaded.

Data Retention

The Data retention settings' page allows to configure when LogScale will delete events from the repository. Old data will be removed automatically when any of the configured limits is reached.

The following fields can be configured:

  • Ingest limit in GB (Uncompressed)

    Automatically deletes old data when the ingest limit (raw data size) is reached. See LogScale Multiple-byte Units.

  • Storage size limit in GB (Uncompressed)

    Automatically deletes old data when the stored data, including fields and data expanded or filters during parsing, is reached. See LogScale Multiple-byte Units.

  • Time limit in days

    Automatically deletes old data when the event @timestamp passes beyond the configured limit.

    The maximum customer configurable limit within LogScale Cloud deployments is 365 days. Please contact support if you would like a limit higher than this.

Field Aliasing

The Field aliasing settings' page lists all the schemas configured for any field aliasing being applied. For more information, see Field Aliasing.

Permissions

Repository access can be configured on a per-user basis by adding a user and setting their role for each repository.

User Permissions

Figure 24. User Permissions


Select a repository from the Repositories and Views page and click Settings on the menu.

To add a user to this repository, click Permissions under Access Control.

Click the +Add button to add users and then you will be prompted to set their role.

For more information on user management, see Configuring Security.

Connections

Select a repository from the Repositories and Views page → SettingsConnections to access the Connections page.

Connections

Figure 25. Connections


This setting is only visible when you create a view as it defines which repositories the view gets its data from.

You can use it to join results from multiple repositories or you can limit results to a single service, for instance:

logscale
#service=webserver

and

logscale
#host=web01

or implement access restrictions, for instance:

logscale
department=finance

and

logscale
confidential=false

Click + New connection on the top-right to create a connection.

Create a New Connection

Figure 26. Create a New Connection


The filter query that you specify in the Event filter box is applied as a prefix to searches in the associated repository. This is what allows you to limit results to a subset of data or a particular service.

On LogScale Self-hosted, this setting is also used in Multi-Cluster Search, see Viewing an Existing Multi-Cluster View Settings for more information.

Repository Tokens

This page allows you to add new repository tokens, which are used for granting API access to all functions that relate to a specific repository. For more information, see Repository and View API Tokens.

Ingest Tokens

On this page you can manage the ingest tokens and assigned parsers, for more information on generating, editing and deleting tokens and assigning parsers to tokens see Ingest Tokens.

Ingest Tokens

Figure 27. Ingest Tokens


Ingest Feeds

This page allows you to add and manage ingest feeds, which are used for ingesting data from AWS Cloud to LogScale. For more information, see Ingesting Data from AWS S3.

CrowdStrike FDR

Use a Falcon Data Replicator (FDR) feed to ingest data from Falcon into your Falcon LogScale repository. You need to create an FDR feed in Falcon before doing anything on this page. For more information, see Ingesting FDR Data.

Block Ingest

The Block Ingestion page enables you to temporarily block ingestion for a short period of time, after which it will be re-enabled. This can be useful in a variety of situations where the level of ingestion and activity are causing performance or reporting problems.

For more information, see Disabling Ingestion.

Block Ingest

Figure 28. Block Ingest


Data Sources

LogScale segments data into indexes called, data sources which are created automatically as data is ingested into the repository. You can't create them in this section of the User Interface. You can only delete them. You might do this if a data source is old and no longer needed and you want to save the space.

Datasources can be tagged. You can create your own tags and assign them to events. See the Event Tags documentation page for more information on tags.

Data Sources

Figure 29. Data Sources


Deleting a Datasource

Click the trash can icon next to the datasource to delete the datasource. This is a permanent deletion.

Tag Groupings

This page is for managing tag groupings. When a field is tagged, each of its distinct values also create distinct data sources. If a tag has many distinct values, this means it can create a large number of data sources, which can negatively affect performance of a cluster. To counter this, tag values can be divided between a fixed number of groups, and those groups used to create data sources instead. For more information, see Setup Grouping of Tags.

Listeners

This page is for managing ingest listeners. For more information, see Ingest Listeners.

Danger Zone

The Danger Zone panel is so named because the actions that can be taken here involve the deletion of data and actions that cannot be reversed. Some actions don't include deleting data, but can cause problems with the functioning of LogScale, leading to major disruption of service — and can be difficult to resolve. As a result, you should be very cautious when making changes here.

Danger Zone

Figure 30. Danger Zone


The Danger Zone provides access to two areas of the repository settings which have the potential to modify or alter data:

  • Repository Name — enables you to change the name.

    Important

    This will change the URL and API calls associated with the repo, and may also affect the queries and automated actions associated with the repo.

  • Important

    Destroy this repository — this option is not available to Cloud users. You must contact Support to delete a repository.

Packages

The Packages area allows you to install packages, verify the packages which are installed and create a custom package, see the dedicated Packages documentation for more information.