Windows Security Log Event ID 4889

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019 and 2022
 • Subcategory
Object Access
 • Certification Services
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
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4889: Certificate Services set the status of a certificate request to pending

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Certification Authorities and Certificate Templates can be configured to require approval by an administrator or certificate manager before the certificate is signed and issued by the CA. 

In such cases the certificate request is received (event 4886) and placed into the Pending Requests folder of the Certification Authority MMC snap-in.  

This event, 4889, is logged when the request is submitted to Pending.  The certificate manager can then Issue (event 4887) or Deny (event ID 4868) the request. 

This event event is only logged if "Issue and manage certificate requests" is enabled on the Audit tab of the CA's properties in Certificate Services MMC snap-in and of course if the Certificate Services audit subcategory is enabled with auditpol.

Request ID: To get the details on the request including who requested it you will need to look in the log for other events with the same Request ID.

Requester: the account that requested the certificate

Attributes:  unknown.  if you have information to share on this event please start a discussion.

UserAgent: the browser ID or other program that submitted the request

ccm: apparently <ca computer name>.<domain name>

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Description Fields in 4889

  • Disposition:

0 CR_DISP_INCOMPLETE request did not complete
1 CR_DISP_ERROR failed
4 CR_DISP_ISSUED_OUT_OF_BAND issued separately
5 CR_DISP_UNDER_SUBMISSION taken under submission

  • SKI: subject key identifier
  • Subject: the distinguished name of the subject of the certificate

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Certificate Services set the status of a certificate request to pending.

Request ID: 6

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