Windows System Event: 5061

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Account Management » Windows System Event: 5061

Event ID 5061 - Cryptographic operation.

Description This event is generated when a cryptographic operation (open key, create key, create key, and so on) was performed using a Key Storage Provider (KSP). This event is generated only if one of the following KSPs were used:
  • Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider
  • Microsoft Smart Card Key Storage Provider
Category System
Subcategory System integrity

The event logs the following information:

Subject
  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
Cryptographic parameters
  • Provider name
  • Algorithm name
  • Key name
  • Key type
Additional information
  • Operation
  • Return code

Reasons to monitor event:

  • Typically this event is required for detailed monitoring of KSP-related actions with cryptographic keys.
  • If you need to monitor actions related to specific cryptographic keys (“Key Name”) or a specific “Operation”, such as “Delete key file”, you can create monitoring rules and use this event as an information source.

Event 5061 applies to the following operating systems:

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

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