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c#, read user session from event log

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Hi,

First, I am not sure if it is possible to get session information from event log of Windows. I am in need to read user session logs like when new user log in or log out.

Is it possible?

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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What "session information" are you looking for?
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I m looking for login and log out info of users
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Do you want to create a new record on Windows Event Log when a user log in or log out?
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Yes, I need to grab it and then put it in database. Is it possible?
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Yes, you can do that, but first I need to know if you are working on a desktop application or a web application?

Meanwhile I can give you the following code:

During log in process
System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry("YourApp", "User USERNAME logged in");
DBStoreLogIn("USERNAME");

During log out process
System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry("YourApp", "User USERNAME logged out");
DBStoreLogOut("USERNAME");
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It is desktop app. But, I want to grab the event. Is it possible to grab the event.

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Event... what do you mean with "event"?, is there an event like "user_logged_in"? I can't depict the event you need to handle.

As far as I know you could write that pseudo-code in your authentication function, so you will be able to store the event on wherever you want.
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What is authentication function?
You are talking about something else, I guess. I need to grad windows event when user log in to server or log out. Are you talking same?
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Are you talking about Windows user login? This info is captured in the Security node of event viewer.
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