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Monitor Claim Types


Updated: July 3, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

This topic for the IT professional describes how to monitor changes to claim types that are associated with dynamic access control when you are using Advanced Security Auditing options.

Claim types are one of the basic building blocks of Dynamic Access Control. Claim types can include attributes such as the departments in an organization or the levels of security clearance that apply to classes of users. You can use security auditing to track whether claims are added, modified, enabled, disabled, or deleted.


The contents of this topic apply to the list of supported Windows operating systems designated in the Applies To list at the beginning of this topic.

Use the following procedures to configure settings to monitor changes to claim types in AD DS. These procedures assume that you have configured and deployed Dynamic Access Control, including central access policies, claims, and other components, in your network. If you have not yet deployed Dynamic Access Control in your network, see Deploy a Central Access Policy (Demonstration Steps).


Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings.

To configure settings to monitor changes to claim types

  1. Sign in to your domain controller by using domain administrator credential.

  2. In Server Manager, point to Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

  3. In the console tree, right-click the default domain controller Group Policy Object, and then click Edit.

  4. Double-click Computer Configuration, click Security Settings, expand Advanced Audit Policy Configuration, expand System Audit Policies, click DS Access, and then double-click Audit directory service changes.

  5. Select the Configure the following audit events check box, select the Success check box (andthe Failure check box, if desired), and then click OK.

After you configure settings to monitor changes to claim types in AD DS, verify that the changes are being monitored.

To verify that changes to claim types are monitored

  1. Sign in to your domain controller by using domain administrator credentials.

  2. Open the Active Directory Administrative Center.

  3. Under Dynamic Access Control, right-click Claim Types, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the Security tab, click Advanced to open the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, and then click the Auditing tab.

  5. Click Add, add a security auditing setting for the container, and then close all the Security properties dialog boxes.

  6. In the Claim Types container, add a new claim type or select an existing claim type. In the Tasks pane, click Properties, and then change one or more attributes.

    Click OK, and then close the Active Directory Administrative Center.

  7. Open Event Viewer on this domain controller, expand Windows Logs, and select the Security log.

    Look for event 5137. Key information to look for includes the name of the new attribute that was added, the type of claim that was created, and the user who created the claim.

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