Configure Appliance Log Settings

Log rotation settings prevent the appliance operating system logs from growing indefinitely. You can configure how and when the appliance logs are rotated.

The appliance logs track items such as syslog entries, appliance SNMP messages, and Network Time Protocol (NTP) server updates.RSA Authentication Manager logs track product-specific activity, such as adding a replica instance or authenticating users.

The log settings for RSA Authentication Manager are configured in the Security Console. For more information, see Configure Logging.


  1. In the Operations Console, click Administration > Log Rotation Settings.

  2. In the Log Rotation Options field, select Rotate when the maximum file size reached is 4,096 KB to rotate log files by size and daily.

    After each log file reaches the specified size, or after the specified time frame, the appliance renames the rotated file with the month, day, and year. The appliance starts writing a new log file.

  3. In the Compression Options field, you can select Compress rotated log files to reduce the amount of storage space required by the rotated log files.

  4. In the Shred Options field, you can choose to overwrite deleted log files to make them more difficult to recover later.

  5. In the Maximum Number of Files Allowed field, specify the maximum number of rotated files kept by the system.

    After the appliance creates the maximum number of rotated log files, it deletes the oldest rotated log files before rotating the current files. The maximum number of files does not include the active log files.

  6. Click Save.

    If you have not saved your changes, you can click Reset to reset the log rotation settings to be as they were before you began editing.