MS SQL Server Audit Event: 24228

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24228: Issued grant symmetric key permissions command

A symmetric key uses the same password to both encrypt and decrypt data. Event 24228 occurs when a command to grant symmetric key permissions to a user has been issued. It is generated by the DATABASE_OBJECT_PERMISSION_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, name, and permission bitmask of the target object (in this case, the symmetric key).
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