Security
Fluent Bit provides integrated support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) and it predecessor Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) respectively. In this section we will refer as TLS only for both implementations.
Each output plugin that requires to perform Network I/O can optionally enable TLS and configure the behavior. The following table describes the properties available:
Property
Description
Default
tls
enable or disable TLS support
Off
tls.verify
force certificate validation
On
tls.debug
Set TLS debug verbosity level. It accept the following values: 0 (No debug), 1 (Error), 2 (State change), 3 (Informational) and 4 Verbose
1
tls.ca_file
absolute path to CA certificate file
tls.ca_path
absolute path to scan for certificate files
tls.crt_file
absolute path to Certificate file
tls.key_file
absolute path to private Key file
tls.key_passwd
optional password for tls.key_file file
tls.vhost
hostname to be used for TLS SNI extension
The listed properties can be enabled in the configuration file, specifically on each output plugin section or directly through the command line.
The following output plugins can take advantage of the TLS feature:
In addition, other plugins implements a sub-set of TLS support, meaning, with restricted configuration:

Example: enable TLS on HTTP output

By default HTTP output plugin uses plain TCP, enabling TLS from the command line can be done with:
$ fluent-bit -i cpu -t cpu -o http://192.168.2.3:80/something \
-p tls=on \
-p tls.verify=off \
-m '*'
In the command line above, the two properties tls and tls.verify where enabled for demonstration purposes (we strongly suggest always keep verification ON).
The same behavior can be accomplished using a configuration file:
[INPUT]
Name cpu
Tag cpu
[OUTPUT]
Name http
Match *
Host 192.168.2.3
Port 80
URI /something
tls On
tls.verify Off

Tips and Tricks

Connect to virtual servers using TLS

Fluent Bit supports TLS server name indication. If you are serving multiple hostnames on a single IP address (a.k.a. virtual hosting), you can make use of tls.vhost to connect to a specific hostname.
[INPUT]
Name cpu
Tag cpu
[OUTPUT]
Name forward
Match *
Host 192.168.10.100
Port 24224
tls On
tls.verify On
tls.ca_file /etc/certs/fluent.crt
tls.vhost fluent.example.com
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Example: enable TLS on HTTP output
Tips and Tricks
Connect to virtual servers using TLS