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Connect Akto with TCP Agent

Introduction

You can use Akto traffic collectors to collect and send traffic to Akto. Your APIs from this traffic will show up in Akto dashboard.

Creating AWS Policy

1. Go to Quick Start on your Akto dashboard and expand the Connect traffic data section.
2. Scroll down to Data processors setup section.
3. Copy the policy json and click on the Akto Dashboard role link.
4. Click on the JSON tab and paste the policy
5. Click on Review policy button.
6. Enter AktoDashboardPolicy as the policy name and click on Create Policy button
8. Once the policy is created, go back to the dashboard.

Setting up Data processors

1. Click on Setup traffic processors button.
2. This will bring up infra that will process your traffic.
3. Check that you have AKTO_NLB and AKTO_MONGO_IP vars once setup is complete.

Adding Akto traffic collector container

1. Start a docker service aktosecurity/mirror-api-logging:k8s_agent to any instance you want to collect traffic
2. Set the following env variables. Replace <AKTO_NLB> and AKTO_MONGO_IP by the values shown on the dashboard.
export AKTO_TRAFFIC_BATCH_TIME_SECS=10
export AKTO_TRAFFIC_BATCH_SIZE=100
export AKTO_INFRA_MIRRORING_MODE=gcp
export AKTO_KAFKA_BROKER_MAL=<AKTO_NLB>:9092
export AKTO_MONGO_CONN=<AKTO_MONGO_IP>
  1. 3.
    Launch docker in your server instance.