Logon Logoff Event: 4653

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Logon Logoff » Logon Logoff Event: 4653

Event ID 4653 – An IPsec Main Mode Negotiation Failed

Event ID 4653
Category Logon/Logoff
Sub-Category Audit IPsec Main Mode
Description An IPsec Main Mode negotiation failed.

Events generated by the Authenticated Internet Protocol (AuthIP) and the Internet Key Exchange protocol (IKE) during Main Mode negotiations are audited by the codes which fall under Audit IPsec Main Mode subcategory. Event 4653 falls under this category.

Example of 4653 log:

An IPsec Main Mode negotiation failed.

Local Endpoint:

Local Principal Name: %1

Network Address: %3

Keying Module Port: %4

Remote Endpoint:

Principal Name: %2

Network Address: %5

Keying Module Port: %6

Additional Information:

Keying Module Name: %7

Authentication Method: %10

Role: %12

Impersonation State: %13

Main Mode Filter ID: %14

Failure Information:

Failure Point: %8

Failure Reason: %9

State: %11

Initiator Cookie: %15

Responder Cookie: %16

Why does event ID 4653 need to be monitored?

  • Security events which fall under the Audit IPsec Main Mode subcategory are monitored primarily for IPsec Main Mode troubleshooting.

Pro Tip:

With in-depth reports, real-time alerts, and graphical displays, ADAudit Plus tracks all IPsec negotiation failures, helping you meet your security, operational, and compliance needs with absolute ease.

Event 4653 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016

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