Azure External Guest User Invitationedit

Identifies an invitation to an external user in Azure Active Directory (AD). Azure AD is extended to include collaboration, allowing you to invite people from outside your organization to be guest users in your cloud account. Unless there is a business need to provision guest access, it is best practice avoid creating guest users. Guest users could potentially be overlooked indefinitely leading to a potential vulnerability.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-azure*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

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: Initial Access

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:"Invite external user" and*.display_name:guest and event.outcome:(Success or success)