Object Access Event: 5120

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Object Access » Object Access Event: 5120

Event ID 5120 – OCSP Responder Service Started

Event ID 5120
Category Object Access: Certification Services
Type Success Audit

Event 5120 is logged when the OCSP Responder Service is started. The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) is a protocol that is used to get the revocation status of a digital certificate.

Why does event ID 5120 need to be monitored?

  • To detect anomalous and malicious activities
  • To prevent privilege abuse

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Event 5120 applies to the following operating systems:

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