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KB-6384: Restrict Logger service privileges

Authentication Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:01 AM

Applies to:  Centrify DirectControl Suite 2016 (CDC 5.3)


"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Centrify Shared\logger.exe" service account is running as NT Authority/SYSTEM.  What privilege does this process actually require and how can the service account be run with less privilege?


At Startup time, the Logger service has already been removed from all the unnecessary high-level privileges.  These changes were made in Suite 2015 with the privileges included below:

The following privileges are removed:

• SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
• SeAuditPrivilege
• SeBackupPrivilege
• SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
• SeCreateTokenPrivilege
• SeDebugPrivilege
• SeEnableDelegationPrivilege
• SeLoadDriverPrivilege
• SeManageVolumePrivilege
• SeRestorePrivilege
• SeSecurityPrivilege
• SeSyncAgentPrivilege
• SeSystemEnvironment
• SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
• SeTcbPrivilege, aka. “Act as part of the operating system.”
• SeShutdownPrivilege