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View the payload content in the dashboard

View the content of the matched rule payload in the dashboard by entering your private key.

  1. Open Security > Events.

  2. Under Activity log, expand the details of an event triggered by a rule whose managed ruleset has payload logging enabled.

  3. Under Payload match, select Decrypt payload log.

    Example of a firewall event with available payload match data (still encrypted)
  4. Enter your private key in the pop-up window and select Decrypt.

If the private key you entered decrypts the encrypted payload successfully, the Payload match card displays the payload content in clear text.

Viewing the decrypted payload match data after entering your private key in the dashboard