Windows Security Log Event ID 5376

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
 • Subcategory
Account Management
 • User Account Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
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5376: Credential Manager credentials were backed up

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Credential Manager is the stored passwords feature in Windows that allows Windows to remember passwords for websites, shared folders, VPNs, etc.  From Control Panel\User Accounts\Manage your network passwords you can backup these stored credentials and/or restore them.  This event is logged when you back them up.

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Description Fields in 5376


The user and logon session that performed the action.

  • Security ID:  The SID of the account.
  • Account Name: The account logon name.
  • Account Domain: The domain or - in the case of local accounts - computer name.
  • Logon ID is a semi-unique (unique between reboots) number that identifies the logon session.  Logon ID allows you to correlate backwards to the logon event (4624) as well as with other events logged during the same logon session.

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Examples of 5376

Credential Manager credentials were backed up.


   Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\Administrator
   Account Name:  Administrator
   Account Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y
   Logon ID:  0x1ba0e

This event occurs when a user backs up their own Credential Manager credentials. A user (even an Administrator) cannot back up the credentials of an account other than his own.

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