MS SQL Server Audit Event: 24118
SQL » 24118: Issued a create database encryption key command

24118: Issued a create database encryption key command

Database encryption key is necessary before encrypting a database using Transparent Database Encryption (TDE). The database, when encrypted using the TDE mechanism, is encrypted at the file level. Event 24118 occurs when a command to create an encryption key for 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.
  • Server and database associated with the event.
  • ID and name of the target object (in this case, the encryption key).

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