This article is used as a guide in the recommended setup of the syslogd utility if you want to log changes to a syslog server and you are hosting Jamf Pro on a server with macOS Server installed. Setting up syslogd on macOS is often the most challenging aspect of setting up and using change management with syslog.
<key>NetworkListener</key> <dict> <key>SockServiceName</key> <string>syslog</string> <key>SockType</key> <string>dgram</string> </dict>
It should be noted that there are security issues involved in using the dgram service. For Jamf Pro installations that keep the syslogd server behind a firewall, dgram should not pose a problem, but administrators will want to consider the consequences.
1. Restart the syslogd launch daemon by executing the following commands:
launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.syslogd.plist launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.syslogd.plist
2. Read your change management messages from the file specified in Step 2.
Jamf wants to hear your feedback around Jamf Pro: LDAP Servers and Reports!