In Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), permissions to manage resources are assigned using roles. The Global Administrator is a role that enables users to have access to all administrative features in Azure AD and services that use Azure AD identities like the Microsoft 365 Defender portal, the Microsoft 365 compliance center, Exchange, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business Online. Attackers can add users as Global Administrators to maintain access and manage all subscriptions and their settings and resources.
Rule type: query
Risk score: 47
Runs every: 5 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Continuous Monitoring
- Identity and Access
Version: 2 (version history)
Added (Elastic Stack release): 8.1.0
Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 8.2.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License v2
## Config The Azure Fleet integration, Filebeat module, or similarly structured data is required to be compatible with this rule.
event.dataset:azure.auditlogs and azure.auditlogs.properties.category:RoleManagement and azure.auditlogs.operation_name:"Add member to role" and azure.auditlog s.properties.target_resources.0.modified_properties.1.new_value:"\"Glo bal Administrator\""
Framework: MITRE ATT&CKTM
- Version 2 (8.2.0 release)
- Formatting only