Attempt to Reset MFA Factors for an Okta User Accountedit

Detects attempts to reset an Okta user’s enrolled multi-factor authentication (MFA) factors. An adversary may attempt to reset the MFA factors for an Okta user’s account in order to register new MFA factors and abuse the account to blend in with normal activity in the victim’s environment.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-okta*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5m

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

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



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

Version: 206

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.mfa.factor.reset_all