MS SQL Server Audit Event: 24103

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24103: Issued a create database symmetric key command

A symmetric key uses the same password to both encrypt and decrypt data. Event 24103 occurs when a command to create a symmetric 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.
  • Name of the server in which the database, for which a symmetric key is to be created, is present.
  • Database associated with the event.
  • ID and name of the target object (in this case, the symmetric key).
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