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Version: v1.5.0

Email Plugin

The Email plugin is by default shipped with your CrowdSec installation. The following guide shows how to enable it.

Enabling the plugin:

In your profile file (by default /etc/crowdsec/profiles.yaml) , uncomment the section

# - email_default

Every alert which would pass the profile's filter would be dispatched to email_default plugin.

Configuring the plugin:

By default the configuration for email plugin is located at /etc/crowdsec/notifications/email.yaml. You'll need to fill the credentials for the SMTP server here.

Example configuration for Gmail

Example config which mail's the alerts to

# Don't change this
type: email

name: email_default # this must match with the registered plugin in the profile
log_level: info # Options include: trace, debug, info, warn, error, off

format: | # This template receives list of models.Alert objects
{{range . -}}
{{$alert := . -}}
{{range .Decisions -}}
<a href={{.Value}}>{{.Value}}</a> will get <b>{{.Type}}</b> for next <b>{{.Duration}}</b> for triggering <b>{{.Scenario}}</b>. <a href={{.Value}}>Shodan</a>
{{end -}}
{{end -}}

smtp_password: mypassword
smtp_port: 465
encryption_type: ssltls # Required
auth_type: login # "plain" also works
email_subject: CrowdSec Notification

# group_wait: # duration to wait collecting alerts before sending to this plugin, eg "30s"

# group_threshold: # if alerts exceed this, then the plugin will be sent the message. eg "10"

# max_retry: # number of tries to attempt to send message to plugins in case of error.

timeout: 20s # duration to wait for response from plugin before considering this attempt a failure. eg "10s"

The configuration directive format is a go template, which is fed a list of Alert objects.

The configuration directive encryption_type is either none, starttls and ssltls which are self-explanatory and the configuration directive auth_type is either none, crammd5, login or plain.

Final Steps:

Let's restart crowdsec

sudo systemctl restart crowdsec

You can verify whether the plugin is properly working by triggering scenarios using tools like wapiti, nikto etc.