Logon Logoff Event: 6278

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Account Management » Logon Logoff Event: 6278

Event ID 6278 – Network Policy Server Granted Full Access To A User

Event ID 6278
Category Logon/Logoff
Sub-Category Audit Network Policy Server
Description The network policy server granted full access to a user because the host met he defined health policy..

Events which are audited under the Audit Network Policy Server sub-category are triggered when a user's access request are related to RADIUS (IAS) and Network Access Protection (NAP) activity. The requests are of the following types: Lock, Unlock, Grant, Deny, Discard, and Quarantine.

Every IAS and NAP user access request generates an audit event if the Network Policy Server auditing is configured, and if the NAS and IAS roles are installed on the server.

Example of 6278 log:

Network Policy Server granted full access to a user because the host met the defined health policy.

 

User:

Security ID: %1

Account Name: %2

Account Domain: %3

Fully Qualified Account Name: %4

 

Client Machine:

Security ID: %5

Account Name: %6

Fully Qualified Account Name: %7

OS-Version: %8

Called Station Identifier: %9

Calling Station Identifier: %10

 

NAS:

NAS IPv4 Address: %11

NAS IPv6 Address: %12

NAS Identifier: %13

NAS Port-Type: %14

NAS Port: %15

 

RADIUS Client:

Client Friendly Name: %16

Client IP Address: %17

 

Authentication Details:

Proxy Policy Name: %18

Network Policy Name: %19

Authentication Provider: %20

Authentication Server: %21

Authentication Type: %22

EAP Type: %23

Account Session Identifier: %24

 

Quarantine Information:

Result: %25

Extended-Result: %26

Session Identifier: %27

Help URL: %28

System Health Validator Result(s): %29

Why does event ID 6278 need to be monitored?

On servers that run Network Policy Server (NPS), the event volume ranges from medium to high. NAP events help understand the overall health of the network, and hence must be monitored.

Pro Tip:

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

Event 6278 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10

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