MS SQL Server Audit Event: 24098

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24098: Issued a change database master key command

The database master key is a symmetric key used to encrypt the other keys and certificates in the database and thereby protect them. Event 24098 occurs when a command to change the master key of a database in an SQL server has been issued. It is generated by the DATABASE_OBJECT_CHANGE_GROUP action group. Important information can be derived from this event including the:

  • Date and time at which the event occurred.
  • Session identifier of the event.
  • Privileged user who performed the action.
  • Name of the server in which the database, whose master key is to be changed, is present.
  • Database associated with the event.
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