Again, Fortigate’s documentation falls down at the simplest of things, this time, syslogging - To get your Fortigate to log to a syslogger (like Kiwi/Splunk) you’ll need to go in via the CLI as they have removed this option from the GUI as of FortiOS v5.0.

Log in via shell and enter the following:

config log syslogd setting
    set status enable
    set server [ip.or.dns-name.here]
end

I have seen where people say you need to explicitly:

set port 514 or set facility local7 but these are defaults and implied.

You can set up multiple syslog server locations by simply changing the first line to config log [syslog2|syslog3] setting and filling in the details for the other syslog servers.

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