Administrator Role Assigned to an Okta Useredit

Identifies when an administrator role is assigned to an Okta user. An adversary may attempt to assign an administrator role to an Okta user in order to assign additional permissions to a user account and maintain access to their target’s environment.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-okta*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: None (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Data Source: Okta
  • Use Case: Identity and Access Audit
  • Tactic: Persistence

Version: 205

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit


The Okta Fleet integration, Filebeat module, or similarly structured data is required to be compatible with this rule.

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:okta.system and event.action:user.account.privilege.grant