User Added to Privileged Group in Active Directoryedit

Identifies a user being added to a privileged group in Active Directory. Privileged accounts and groups in Active Directory are those to which powerful rights, privileges, and permissions are granted that allow them to perform nearly any action in Active Directory and on domain-joined systems.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-windows.*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0

Rule authors: Elastic, Skoetting

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

event.category:iam and event.action:"added-member-to-group" and or "Local Administrators" or "Domain
Admins" or "Enterprise Admins" or "Backup Admins" or "Schema Admins"
or "DnsAdmins")

Threat mappingedit