Logstash-Forwarder Integration

Alooma supports the Lumberjack protocol to receive events. Using logstash-forwarder, it's possible to easily send events from backend log files to Alooma.

As a prerequesite, you'll need:

  1. A CA certificate to validate the domain.

  2. Your hostname will need to be configured as logstash servers by Alooma support.

To install, follow these steps:

  1. Install Go.

  2. Compile logstash-forwarder.

    git clone git://
    cd logstash-forwarder
    go build -o logstash-forwarder
  3. Log in to your Alooma account.

  4. Add a "Server Logs" input. Make sure to give it a label (name) and to copy the generated token.

  5. Configure the logstash-forwarder, according to the sample configuration below. Make sure to insert the token provided in step 4.

      "network": {
      "servers": [ "" ],
       "timeout": 15
    "files": [
      "paths": [
      "fields": { "token":"<YOUR_TOKEN>" }
  6. Run it with the following command: logstash-forwarder -config logstash-forwarder.conf

That's it, you're ready to send events to Alooma. Enjoy!

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