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Configuring Synology NAS auditing

This article describes the steps to add a Synology NAS device and configure it to send logs to ADAudit Plus.

Adding DiskStation servers

  • Log in to the ADAudit Plus web console. Navigate to the File Audit tab > Configured Server(s) > Synology NAS. Click Add Server in the top-right corner.
  • Synology NAS  Configuration
  • Enter the name of the Synology device to be configured, and click Next
  • Select the shares to be monitored with ADAudit Plus, and click Next.
  • Synology NAS add file servers.png

Setting up log forwarding

  • In the Synology DiskStation Manager, open the Control Panel, navigate to File Services, and select Enable Transfer Log
  • Synology NAS control panel
  • Open the Log Center and navigate to Log Sending. Select Send logs to a syslog server. 
  • Provide the name of the target server and the syslog port number that ADAudit Plus is listening to.
  • Set the log format to IETF (RFC 5424). 
  • Click Apply.
  • Synology NAS Log center location

    Note:By default, port 514 is configured as ADAudit Plus' Syslog Listening Port. This can be changed under Admin > General Settings > Connection.

  • Under the Filter tab, ensure that the following filters are selected: 
    • File Station log
    • Windows file transfer
  • Synology NAS Log center Filter

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