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Agent proxy for logs

Log collection requires the Datadog Agent v6.0+. Older versions of the Agent do not include the log collection interface.

By default, Datadog transports logs over TCP/SSL. Hence, there is a different set of proxy settings than other data types that the Datadog Agent forwards in HTTPS. Configure the Agent to send logs in HTTPS using the same set of proxy settings as other data types.

If you use a proxy for TCP transmission, configure the Datadog Agent to send logs to your proxy through TCP using the following parameters in the datadog.yaml configuration file:

  logs_dd_url: <PROXY_ENDPOINT>:<PROXY_PORT>
  logs_no_ssl: true

The parameters above can also be set with the following environment variables:


Note: The parameter logs_no_ssl is required to make the Agent ignore the discrepancy between the hostname on the SSL certificate ( or and your proxy hostname. It is recommended to use a SSL encrypted connection between your proxy and Datadog intake endpoint.

  • Then configure your proxy to listen on <PROXY_PORT> and forward the received logs to:

    • For on port 10516 and activate SSL encryption.
    • For on port 443 and activate SSL encryption.
  • Download the CA certificates for TLS encryption for the SSL encryption with the following command:

    • sudo apt-get install ca-certificates (Debian, Ubuntu)
    • yum install ca-certificates (CentOS, Redhat) And use the certificate file located in /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt(Debian, Ubuntu) or /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt (CentOS, Redhat)

To send your logs to your Datadog account with a SOCKS5 proxy server use the following settings in your datadog.yaml configuration file:

  socks5_proxy_address: <MY_SOCKS5_PROXY_URL>:<MY_SOCKS5_PROXY_PORT>

The parameter above can also be set with the following environment variable:


When the Agent is configured to send logs through HTTPS, use the same set of proxy settings as the other data types in order to send logs through a web proxy.

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