Azure Global Administrator Role Addition to PIM Useredit

Identifies an Azure Active Directory (AD) Global Administrator role addition to a Privileged Identity Management (PIM) user account. PIM is a service that enables you to manage, control, and monitor access to important resources in an organization. Users who are assigned to the Global administrator role can read and modify any administrative setting in your Azure AD organization.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-azure*

Severity: high

Risk score: 73

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: None (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: Persistence

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 and
    azure.auditlogs.operation_name:("Add eligible member to role in PIM completed (permanent)" or
                                    "Add member to role in PIM completed (timebound)") and*.display_name:"Global Administrator" and
    event.outcome:(Success or success)