\ Event ID 4774 - An account was mapped for logon

Account Logon Event: 4774

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Account Logon Event ID 4774 - An account was mapped for logon

Event ID 4774 - An account was mapped for logon

Event ID 4774
Category Account Logon
Sub category Credential Validation
Description An account was mapped for logon

When a user account is created in Active Directory, event ID 4774 is logged.

When users are authenticated, their Windows account is mapped to the client certificate. This event is logged as 4774.

This log data gives the following information:

Authentication Package
Account UPN
Mapped Name

Why event ID 4774 needs to be monitored?

  • Prevention of privilege abuse
  • Detection of potential malicious activity
  • Operational purposes like getting information on user activity like user attendance, peak logon times, etc.
  • Compliance mandates

Pro tip:

ADAudit Plus account logon real-time pre-configured reports help identify miscreant users attempting logon into machines that requires elevated privileges and provide evidence for any action administered by any user. These reports can be advantageously in overcoming account logon audit challenges.

Event 4774 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

Corresponding event ID for 4774 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 678