How to write Windows security event log using AuthzReportSecurityEvent like system audit log RRS feed

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  • I can write security log on windows server 2012 r2 using function in but i can't find a way  formatted this log similar to original audit log.
    I can write security log following this threat
    Im using this code build executable and using this executable i can writing log in security field, but i cant customize this log format i want to write similar original audit log. Im trying to write same format original audit log.
    Its my code for building executable.
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    #include <strsafe.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <Authz.h>
    #include <Ntsecapi.h>

    #pragma comment(lib,"Authz.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib,"Advapi32.lib")

    BOOL SetPrivilege(
        HANDLE hToken,          // access token handle
        LPCTSTR lpszPrivilege,  // name of privilege to enable/disable
        BOOL bEnablePrivilege   // to enable or disable privilege
        LUID luid;

        if (!LookupPrivilegeValue(
            NULL,            // lookup privilege on local system
            lpszPrivilege,   // privilege to lookup
            &luid))        // receives LUID of privilege
            printf("LookupPrivilegeValue error: %u\n", GetLastError());
            return FALSE;

        tp.PrivilegeCount = 1;
        tp.Privileges[0].Luid = luid;
        if (bEnablePrivilege)
            tp.Privileges[0].Attributes = SE_PRIVILEGE_ENABLED;
            tp.Privileges[0].Attributes = 0;

        // Enable the privilege or disable all privileges.

        if (!AdjustTokenPrivileges(
            printf("AdjustTokenPrivileges error: %u\n", GetLastError());
            return FALSE;

        if (GetLastError() == ERROR_NOT_ALL_ASSIGNED)

            printf("The token does not have the specified privilege. \n");
            return FALSE;

        printf("Get the specified privilege! \n");

        return TRUE;

    int main(int argc, const char* argv[])
        // Declare and initialize variables.

        BOOL bResult = TRUE;
        DWORD event_id = 4624;
        PAUDIT_PARAMS p;
        std::string Source_Name = "Test security audit";
        std::wstring ws;
        std::string pbuf = "What is your purpose ?";
        std::wstring ws_buf;
        int return_code = 0;
        int i = 0;
        // Register the audit provider.
        HANDLE token;
        HANDLE hevent_source;
        ws.assign(Source_Name.begin(), Source_Name.end());
        ws_buf.assign(pbuf.begin(), pbuf.end());

        if (!OpenProcessToken(GetCurrentProcess(), TOKEN_ADJUST_PRIVILEGES | TOKEN_QUERY, &token))
            return FALSE;

        SetPrivilege(token, L"SeAuditPrivilege", true);

        memset(&ar, 0, sizeof(ar));
        ar.szEventSourceName = &ws[0];
        ar.szEventMessageFile = &ws_buf[0];
        ar.szEventSourceXmlSchemaFile = NULL;
        ar.szEventAccessStringsFile = &ws_buf[0];
        ar.szExecutableImagePath = NULL;

        AuthzInstallSecurityEventSource(0, &ar);

        bResult = AuthzRegisterSecurityEventSource(0, ws.c_str(), &hEventProvider);
        int err = GetLastError();
        if (!bResult)
            printf("AuthzRegisterSecurityEventSource failed, error is %d\n", err);
            return_code = -1;

        SID id;
        if (hEventProvider)
            // Generate the audit.
            while (i < 10) {
                bResult = AuthzReportSecurityEvent(
                    APT_String, L"Jay Hamlin",
                    APT_String, L"March 21, 1960",
                    APT_Ulong, 45);
                int err1 = GetLastError();
                if (!bResult)
                    printf("AuthzReportSecurityEvent failed, error is %d\n", err1);
                    return_code = -2;


            AuthzUnregisterSecurityEventSource(0, &hEventProvider);
            AuthzUninstallSecurityEventSource(0, &ws[0]);
        std::cout << "Exit  : " << return_code << std::endl;

    I can writing using executable this format(this log created  from my executable);
    Log Name:      Security
    Source:        Test security audit deneme1
    Date:          9/10/2020 5:00:05 PM
    Event ID:      4624
    Task Category: (3)
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Classic,Audit Success
    User:          MHMTTEST\Administrator
    The description for Event ID 4624 from source Test security audit deneme1 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event:

    test deneme123

    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Test security audit deneme1" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">4624</EventID>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-09-11T00:00:05.186834800Z" />
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2217028777-1434293377-136569969-500" />
        <Data>test deneme123</Data>
    I want to be write like this format, this log writing by system(logon windows7 machine in active directory)
    Log Name:      Security
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
    Date:          9/10/2020 4:40:10 PM
    Event ID:      4624
    Task Category: Logon
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Audit Success
    User:          N/A
    An account was successfully logged on.

        Security ID:        NULL SID
        Account Name:        -
        Account Domain:        -
        Logon ID:        0x0

    Logon Type:            3

    Impersonation Level:        Delegation

    New Logon:
        Security ID:        MHMTTEST\testwin
        Account Name:        testwin
        Account Domain:        MHMTTEST
        Logon ID:        0x11B7DDE
        Logon GUID:        {5a456f07-90c3-b576-b1a0-e67abb3f2435}

    Process Information:
        Process ID:        0x0
        Process Name:        -

    Network Information:
        Workstation Name:    
        Source Network Address:
        Source Port:        62499

    Detailed Authentication Information:
        Logon Process:        Kerberos
        Authentication Package:    Kerberos
        Transited Services:    -
        Package Name (NTLM only):    -
        Key Length:        0

    This event is generated when a logon session is created. It is generated on the computer that was accessed.

    The subject fields indicate the account on the local system which requested the logon. This is most commonly a service such as the Server service, or a local process such as Winlogon.exe or Services.exe.

    The logon type field indicates the kind of logon that occurred. The most common types are 2 (interactive) and 3 (network).

    The New Logon fields indicate the account for whom the new logon was created, i.e. the account that was logged on.

    The network fields indicate where a remote logon request originated. Workstation name is not always available and may be left blank in some cases.

    The impersonation level field indicates the extent to which a process in the logon session can impersonate.

    The authentication information fields provide detailed information about this specific logon request.
        - Logon GUID is a unique identifier that can be used to correlate this event with a KDC event.
        - Transited services indicate which intermediate services have participated in this logon request.
        - Package name indicates which sub-protocol was used among the NTLM protocols.
        - Key length indicates the length of the generated session key. This will be 0 if no session key was requested.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing" Guid="{54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}" />
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-09-10T23:40:10.703982200Z" />
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="516" ThreadID="644" />
        <Security />
        <Data Name="SubjectUserSid">S-1-0-0</Data>
        <Data Name="SubjectUserName">-</Data>
        <Data Name="SubjectDomainName">-</Data>
        <Data Name="SubjectLogonId">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="TargetUserSid">S-1-5-21-2217028777-1434293377-136569969-1607</Data>
        <Data Name="TargetUserName">testwin</Data>
        <Data Name="TargetDomainName">MHMTTEST</Data>
        <Data Name="TargetLogonId">0x11b7dde</Data>
        <Data Name="LogonType">3</Data>
        <Data Name="LogonProcessName">Kerberos</Data>
        <Data Name="AuthenticationPackageName">Kerberos</Data>
        <Data Name="WorkstationName">
        <Data Name="LogonGuid">{5A456F07-90C3-B576-B1A0-E67ABB3F2435}</Data>
        <Data Name="TransmittedServices">-</Data>
        <Data Name="LmPackageName">-</Data>
        <Data Name="KeyLength">0</Data>
        <Data Name="ProcessId">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="ProcessName">-</Data>
        <Data Name="IpAddress"></Data>
        <Data Name="IpPort">62499</Data>
        <Data Name="ImpersonationLevel">%%1840</Data>
    how can i write like system log using my executalbe ?
    im point some fileds like this how can ı add "Name" attribute in here
    <Data {here}>
    forexample original log data field looks like this
        <Data Name="SubjectUserSid">S-1-0-0</Data>
    we write in code like this
                    APT_String, L"test deneme123",
                    APT_String, L"09.09.2020",
                    APT_Ulong, 45);

    and  our custom log event data/data field looks like

        <Data>test deneme123</Data>
    but im trying to copy original format and ı want add in <Data> Name="SubjectUserSid" so how can i do that ?
    so ım trying to create looks like original audit log.

        <Data Name={mykey}>test deneme123</Data>
    Thank you for help.
    Friday, September 11, 2020 5:51 PM


  • Mehmet Basaran,

    Sorry but you have posted to a forum that deals exclusively with questions/issues about customizing and programming Microsoft Project, a project management application. I suggest you re-post to the following forum:


    Friday, September 11, 2020 8:13 PM