SMTP Server Configuration
LogScale only supports the LOGIN authentication method for SMTP or using a local SMTP server without authentication.
If you're using Gmail, you'll have to enable "Less Secure App Access". Gmail defines "Less Secure" as not OAuth, which LogScale does not support for SMTP. We feel that using a fixed password, rather than per-app OAuth tokens, is less secure.
To configure SMTP-based email, you will need to set the following parameters:
This option is used to set the hostname or IP address of the server named with
This is the port number LogScale is to send SMTP messages. This is usually set to a value of
25, depending on how your SMTP server is set
This is the sender email address that LogScale will use when sending emails — this is the from address, not the to address. Due to DMARC policies on our domain, don't use a
crowdstrike.comsender email address.
This setting is optional. It's for the user name to use when authenticating with the SMTP server. If not specified, communication will be attempted without authentication. If this is specified, though, you will also have to provide a value for the
This setting is also optional, but required if giving the user name above. This variable is used to set the password to use when authenticating with the SMTP server. If not specified, communication will be attempted without authentication. If this is option specified, though, you'll also have to provide
Use this option to enable the opportunistic TLS communication protocal. If it's set to
true, LogScale will use StartTLS for the connection to the SMTP server. The default value is
false, which makes it an optional setting.
It's very common to use SMTP with Gmail and other email services. To do this, you'll need to create an app-password that LogScale can use to send emails through the email server. For Gmail, go to the Google App Password page to generate the app specific password.
Below is an example of how the SMTP section of the configuration file may look if you're using Gmail or a similar email service:
SMTP_HOST=smtp.gmail.com SMTP_PORT=587 SMTP_SENDER_ADDRESSfirstname.lastname@example.org SMTP_USERNAMEemail@example.com SMTP_PASSWORD=app-password SMTP_USE_STARTTLS=true
For more information on each of these environment variables, see the Configuration reference page.