Azure Application Credential Modificationedit

Identifies when a new credential is added to an application in Azure. An application may use a certificate or secret string to prove its identity when requesting a token. Multiple certificates and secrets can be added for an application and an adversary may abuse this by creating an additional authentication method to evade defenses or persist in an environment.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-azure*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-25m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Domain: Cloud
  • Data Source: Azure
  • Use Case: Identity and Access Audit
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion

Version: 102

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit


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

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:azure.auditlogs and azure.auditlogs.operation_name:"Update application - Certificates and secrets management" and event.outcome:(success or Success)