- About the web interface controls
- Always-on DDoS mitigation
- Browser recommendations when using the Fastly web interface
- Content and its delivery
- Fastly POP locations
- Getting started with Fastly
- How caching and CDNs work
- How Fastly's CDN Service works
- HTTP status codes cached by default
- Self-provisioned Fastly services
- Sign up and create your first service
- Working with services
Domains & Origins
Domains & Origins
- Changing origins based on user location
- Connecting to origins
- Enabling global POPs
- Failover configuration
- IPv6 support
- Maintaining separate HTTP and HTTPS requests to origin servers
- Routing assets to different origins
- Setting up redundant origin servers
- Specifying an override host
- Using Fastly with apex domains
- Accept-Language header VCL features
- Authenticating before returning a request
- Basic authentication
- Creating location-based tagging
- Custom responses that don't hit origin servers
- Delivering different content to different devices
- Enabling URL token validation
- Guide to VCL
- Isolating header values without regular expressions
- Manipulating the cache key
- IP geolocation variables: Migrating to the new dataset
- Overriding which IP address the geolocation features use
- Response Cookie handling
- Support for the Edge-Control header
- Understanding the different PASS action behaviors
- Using edge side includes (ESI)
- VCL regular expression cheat sheet
Access Control Lists
Monitoring and testing
- Domain validation for TLS certificates
- Enabling HSTS through Fastly
- Forcing a TLS redirect
- Managing domains on TLS certificates
- Serving HTTPS traffic using certificates you manage
- Serving HTTPS traffic using Fastly-managed certificates
- Setting up free TLS
- TLS key and certificate replacement
- TLS termination
Web Application Firewall
- Log streaming: Amazon S3
- Log streaming: Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
- Log streaming: Cloud Files
- Log streaming: Datadog
- Log streaming: DigitalOcean Spaces
- Log streaming: Elasticsearch
- Log streaming: FTP
- Log streaming: Google BigQuery
- Log streaming: Google Cloud Storage
- Log streaming: Honeycomb
- Log streaming: Kafka
- Log streaming: Log Shuttle
- Log streaming: LogDNA
- Log streaming: Logentries
- Log streaming: Loggly
- Log streaming: Heroku's Logplex
- Log streaming: OpenStack
- Log streaming: Papertrail
- Log streaming: Scalyr
- Log streaming: SFTP
- Log streaming: Splunk
- Log streaming: Sumo Logic
- Log streaming: Syslog
User access and control
Log streaming: Cloud Files
Last updated November 06, 2019
NOTE: Fastly does not provide direct support for third-party services. See Fastly's Terms of Service for more information.
Creating a Cloud Files user and container
Start by creating a Cloud Files user with restricted permissions via Rackspace's cloud control panel.
- Log in to Rackspace's cloud control panel.
- From the user account menu, select User Management.
- Click Create User and fill in all appropriate details.
- In the Product Access section, set User Role to Custom.
- Review the Product Access list. For all items in the Product column, set Role to No Access except the Files item.
- Set the Files item Role to Admin. This will allow you to create the files to store the logs in, but not access any other services.
Next, find the API key for your Cloud Files account. You'll use this later to authenticate using the Cloud Files API.
- From the user account menu, select Account Settings.
- Show the API key in the Login details and make a note of it.
Now that you've created the Cloud Files user and found the API key, you can set up a Cloud Files container.
- From the Storage menu, select Files.
- Click Create Container.
- Assign the container a meaningful name like
Fastly logs - my service.
- Choose a region to keep the files in and make sure the container is private.
- Click Create Container.
Adding a Cloud Files logging endpoint
Once you have created the Cloud Files user and container, follow these instructions to add Cloud Files as a logging endpoint:
- Review the information in our Setting Up Remote Log Streaming guide.
Click the Rackspace Cloud Files Create endpoint button. The Create a Cloud Files endpoint page appears.
- Fill out the Create a Cloud Files endpoint fields as follows:
- In the Name field, type a human-readable name for the endpoint.
- In the Log format field, optionally type an Apache-style string or VCL variables to use for log formatting. The Apache Common Log format string appears in this field by default. See our guidance on format strings for more information.
- In the Timestamp format field, optionally type a timestamp format for log files. The default is an
strftimecompatible string. Our guide on changing where log files are written provides more information.
- In the Bucket name field, type the name of the Cloud Files container in which to store the logs.
- In the User field, type the username of the Cloud Files user you created above.
- In the Access key field, type the API key of your Cloud Files account.
- In the Period field, type an interval (in seconds) to manage how frequently in seconds to rotate your log files. This value defaults to
Click the Advanced options link of the Create a Cloud Files endpoint page and decide which of the optional fields to change, if any.
- Fill out the Advanced options of the Create a Cloud Files endpoint page as follows:
- In the Path field, optionally type the path within the container to store the files. The path ends with a trailing slash. If this field is left empty, the files will be saved in the container's root path. Our guide on changing where log files are written provides more information.
- In the PGP public key field, optionally type a PGP public key that Fastly will use to encrypt your log files before writing them to disk. You will only be able to read the contents by decrypting them with your private key. The PGP key should be in PEM (Privacy-Enhanced Mail) format. See our guide on log encryption for more information.
- In the Select a log line format area, select the log line format for your log messages. Our guide on changing log line formats provides more information.
- In the Placement area, select where the logging call should be placed in the generated VCL. Valid values are Format Version Default, None, and waf_debug (waf_debug_log). Selecting None creates a logging object that can only be used in custom VCL. See our guide on WAF logging for more information about
- From the Region menu, select the region to stream logs to.
- In the Gzip level field, optionally type the level of gzip compression you want applied to the log files. You can specify any whole number from
1(fastest and least compressed) to
9(slowest and most compressed). This value defaults to
- Click the Create button to create the new logging endpoint.
- Click the Activate button to deploy your configuration changes.