Add detection alerts to casesedit

From the Alerts table, you can attach one or more alerts to a new case or an existing one. Alerts from any rule type can be added to a case.

Once you’ve added an alert to a case, you can only remove it through the Elastic Security Cases API.

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Add alerts to a new caseedit

To add alerts to a new case:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To add a single alert to a case, select the More actions menu (…​) in the Alerts table or Take action in the alert details flyout, then select Add to a new case.
    • To add multiple alerts, select the alerts, then select Add to a new case from the Bulk actions menu.
  2. In the Create new case flyout, give your case a name, add relevant tags (optional), assign a severity level, and include a case description.

    If you do not assign your case a severity level, it will be assigned Low by default.

  3. Specify whether you want to sync the status of associated alerts. It is enabled by default; however, you can toggle this setting on or off at any time. If it remains enabled, the alert’s status updates whenever the case’s status is modified.
  4. Select a connector. If you’ve previously added one, that connector displays as the default selection. Otherwise, the default setting is No connector selected.
  5. Click Create case after you’ve completed all of the required fields. A confirmation message is displayed with an option to view the new case. Click the link in the notification or go to the Cases page to view the case.
Create case flyout with sample data filled in

Add alerts to an existing caseedit

To add alerts to an existing case:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To add a single alert to a case, select the More actions menu (…​) in the Alerts table or Take action in the alert details flyout, then select Add to existing case.
    • To add multiple alerts, select the alerts, then select Add to an existing case from the Bulk actions menu.
  2. From the Select case dialog box, select the case to which you want to attach the alert. A confirmation message is displayed with an option to view the updated case. Click the link in the notification or go to the Cases page to view the case’s details.

    If you attach the alert to a case that has been configured to sync its status with associated alerts, the alert’s status updates any time the case’s status is modified.

Select case dialog listing existing cases