Article ID: 8122, created on Feb 26, 2010, last review on May 9, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk for Linux/Unix


It is possible to determine the exact location of the Linux system security log using the following command:
#cat /etc/syslog.conf  | grep secur

Usually, it is located in one of the following places:

1. Redhat-like OSes: /var/log/secure

2. Debian-like OSes: /var/log/auth.log

3. FreeBSD: /var/log/security

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