Securing your SysLog Server with TLS (SSL) in CentOS 6 / RHEL 6

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As a follow up to our syslog sever documentation, we wanted to also document how to enable encryption on the syslog stream since private information, including credentials, could be getting passed from client to server in the logs. In this document, we will be using self-signed certificates, including a self-generated CA certificate.