Interactive login from a shared user account

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference


Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

30 Days

Required Data

Windows Event Collector, XDR Agent

Detection Modules

Identity Analytics

Required Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)




A user account has been seen active on multiple hosts. Shared accounts are often considered 'bad practice' and may present multiple security risks to the organization.

Attacker's Goals

Gaining access to a shared account and multiple hosts and systems throughout the organization.

Investigative actions

Ensure that the shared account is legitimate and has a justified role in the organization.