Azure service principal assigned app role

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • AzureAD Audit Log

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity assigned an app role (permissions) to a service principal.

Attacker's Goals

  • An attacker may add roles to service principals that will allow them to access sensitive information and perform other actions.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the added service principle is new to the organization.
  • Check whether the account that added the app role is supposed to perform such actions.
  • Check for possible logins and actions from the service principle with the role.
  • Follow further actions done by the application and the assigner.