Object Access Event: 4887

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 4887

Event ID 4887 – Certificate Services Approved A Certificate Request And Issued A Certificate

Event ID 4887
Category Object Access: Certification Services
Type Success Audit

When a certificate is issued by Certificate Services, event 4887 is logged. This is a consequence of either an administrator or certificate manger issuing a pending request, or the CA automatically approving a request based on its policy.

For this event to be logged, the corresponding "Issue and manage certificate requests" feature needs to be enabled in the CA's properties tab. Each certificate request is uniquely identified by its Request ID.

This log provides the following information:

  • Request ID
  • Requester
  • Attributes
  • Disposition
  • SKI
  • Subject

Why does event ID 4887 need to be monitored?

This event should be monitored to detect anomalous and malicious activity, and to prevent privilege abuse.

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With 200+ reports and real-time email and SMS alerts, ADAudit Plus tracks all certificate services related events, thus helping you meet your security, operational, and compliance needs with absolute ease.

Event 4887 applies to the following operating systems:

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

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