Windows System Event: 5056

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System Event » Windows System Event: 5056

Event ID 5056 - A cryptographic self-test was performed.

Description The event is generated in the Cryptographic Next Generation (CNG) self test function.
Category System
Subcategory System integrity

The event logs the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
Module -
Return code -

Reasons to monitor event:

  • The event aids in detailed monitoring of CNG-related actions with cryptographic keys.
  • If you are in need of troubleshooting actions to be performed on special cryptographic keys, this event would be helpful.

Event 5056 applies to the following operating systems:

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