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Id6d63efa6-7c25-4bd4-a486-aa6bf50fde8a
RulenameAccount created or deleted by non-approved user
DescriptionIdentifies accounts that were created or deleted by a defined list of non-approved user principal names. Add to this list before running the query for accurate results.

Ref : https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/security-operations-user-accounts
SeverityMedium
TacticsInitialAccess
TechniquesT1078.004
Required data connectorsAzureActiveDirectory
KindScheduled
Query frequency1d
Query period1d
Trigger threshold0
Trigger operatorgt
Source Urihttps://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/blob/master/Solutions/Microsoft Entra ID/Analytic Rules/AccountCreatedDeletedByNonApprovedUser.yaml
Version1.1.1
Arm template6d63efa6-7c25-4bd4-a486-aa6bf50fde8a.json
Deploy To Azure
// Add non-approved user principal names or apps to the list below to search for their account creation/deletion activity
// ex: dynamic(["UPN1", "upn123"])
let nonapproved_users = dynamic([]);
let nonapproved_apps = dynamic([]);
AuditLogs
| where OperationName =~ "Add user" or OperationName =~ "Delete user"
| where Result =~ "success"
| extend InitiatingAppName = tostring(InitiatedBy.app.displayName)
| extend InitiatingAppServicePrincipalId = tostring(InitiatedBy.app.servicePrincipalId)
| extend InitiatingUserPrincipalName = tostring(InitiatedBy.user.userPrincipalName)
| extend InitiatingAadUserId = tostring(InitiatedBy.user.id)
| extend InitiatingIpAddress = tostring(iff(isnotempty(InitiatedBy.user.ipAddress), InitiatedBy.user.ipAddress, InitiatedBy.app.ipAddress))
| where InitiatingUserPrincipalName has_any (nonapproved_users) or InitiatingAppName has_any (nonapproved_apps)
| extend InitiatingAccountName = tostring(split(InitiatingUserPrincipalName, "@")[0]), InitiatingAccountUPNSuffix = tostring(split(InitiatingUserPrincipalName, "@")[1])
status: Available
description: |
  'Identifies accounts that were created or deleted by a defined list of non-approved user principal names. Add to this list before running the query for accurate results.
  Ref : https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/security-operations-user-accounts'  
OriginalUri: https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/blob/master/Solutions/Microsoft Entra ID/Analytic Rules/AccountCreatedDeletedByNonApprovedUser.yaml
version: 1.1.1
triggerThreshold: 0
kind: Scheduled
queryPeriod: 1d
tags:
- AADSecOpsGuide
entityMappings:
- entityType: Account
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: InitiatingAppName
    identifier: Name
  - columnName: InitiatingAppServicePrincipalId
    identifier: AadUserId
- entityType: Account
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: InitiatingUserPrincipalName
    identifier: FullName
  - columnName: InitiatingAccountName
    identifier: Name
  - columnName: InitiatingAccountUPNSuffix
    identifier: UPNSuffix
- entityType: Account
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: InitiatingAadUserId
    identifier: AadUserId
- entityType: IP
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: InitiatingIpAddress
    identifier: Address
requiredDataConnectors:
- connectorId: AzureActiveDirectory
  dataTypes:
  - AuditLogs
triggerOperator: gt
id: 6d63efa6-7c25-4bd4-a486-aa6bf50fde8a
name: Account created or deleted by non-approved user
query: |
  // Add non-approved user principal names or apps to the list below to search for their account creation/deletion activity
  // ex: dynamic(["UPN1", "upn123"])
  let nonapproved_users = dynamic([]);
  let nonapproved_apps = dynamic([]);
  AuditLogs
  | where OperationName =~ "Add user" or OperationName =~ "Delete user"
  | where Result =~ "success"
  | extend InitiatingAppName = tostring(InitiatedBy.app.displayName)
  | extend InitiatingAppServicePrincipalId = tostring(InitiatedBy.app.servicePrincipalId)
  | extend InitiatingUserPrincipalName = tostring(InitiatedBy.user.userPrincipalName)
  | extend InitiatingAadUserId = tostring(InitiatedBy.user.id)
  | extend InitiatingIpAddress = tostring(iff(isnotempty(InitiatedBy.user.ipAddress), InitiatedBy.user.ipAddress, InitiatedBy.app.ipAddress))
  | where InitiatingUserPrincipalName has_any (nonapproved_users) or InitiatingAppName has_any (nonapproved_apps)
  | extend InitiatingAccountName = tostring(split(InitiatingUserPrincipalName, "@")[0]), InitiatingAccountUPNSuffix = tostring(split(InitiatingUserPrincipalName, "@")[1])  
tactics:
- InitialAccess
queryFrequency: 1d
relevantTechniques:
- T1078.004
severity: Medium
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  "$schema": "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2019-04-01/deploymentTemplate.json#",
  "contentVersion": "1.0.0.0",
  "parameters": {
    "workspace": {
      "type": "String"
    }
  },
  "resources": [
    {
      "apiVersion": "2023-02-01-preview",
      "id": "[concat(resourceId('Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces/providers', parameters('workspace'), 'Microsoft.SecurityInsights'),'/alertRules/6d63efa6-7c25-4bd4-a486-aa6bf50fde8a')]",
      "kind": "Scheduled",
      "name": "[concat(parameters('workspace'),'/Microsoft.SecurityInsights/6d63efa6-7c25-4bd4-a486-aa6bf50fde8a')]",
      "properties": {
        "alertRuleTemplateName": "6d63efa6-7c25-4bd4-a486-aa6bf50fde8a",
        "customDetails": null,
        "description": "'Identifies accounts that were created or deleted by a defined list of non-approved user principal names. Add to this list before running the query for accurate results.\nRef : https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/security-operations-user-accounts'\n",
        "displayName": "Account created or deleted by non-approved user",
        "enabled": true,
        "entityMappings": [
          {
            "entityType": "Account",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingAppName",
                "identifier": "Name"
              },
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingAppServicePrincipalId",
                "identifier": "AadUserId"
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "entityType": "Account",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingUserPrincipalName",
                "identifier": "FullName"
              },
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingAccountName",
                "identifier": "Name"
              },
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingAccountUPNSuffix",
                "identifier": "UPNSuffix"
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "entityType": "Account",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingAadUserId",
                "identifier": "AadUserId"
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "entityType": "IP",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "InitiatingIpAddress",
                "identifier": "Address"
              }
            ]
          }
        ],
        "OriginalUri": "https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/blob/master/Solutions/Microsoft Entra ID/Analytic Rules/AccountCreatedDeletedByNonApprovedUser.yaml",
        "query": "// Add non-approved user principal names or apps to the list below to search for their account creation/deletion activity\n// ex: dynamic([\"UPN1\", \"upn123\"])\nlet nonapproved_users = dynamic([]);\nlet nonapproved_apps = dynamic([]);\nAuditLogs\n| where OperationName =~ \"Add user\" or OperationName =~ \"Delete user\"\n| where Result =~ \"success\"\n| extend InitiatingAppName = tostring(InitiatedBy.app.displayName)\n| extend InitiatingAppServicePrincipalId = tostring(InitiatedBy.app.servicePrincipalId)\n| extend InitiatingUserPrincipalName = tostring(InitiatedBy.user.userPrincipalName)\n| extend InitiatingAadUserId = tostring(InitiatedBy.user.id)\n| extend InitiatingIpAddress = tostring(iff(isnotempty(InitiatedBy.user.ipAddress), InitiatedBy.user.ipAddress, InitiatedBy.app.ipAddress))\n| where InitiatingUserPrincipalName has_any (nonapproved_users) or InitiatingAppName has_any (nonapproved_apps)\n| extend InitiatingAccountName = tostring(split(InitiatingUserPrincipalName, \"@\")[0]), InitiatingAccountUPNSuffix = tostring(split(InitiatingUserPrincipalName, \"@\")[1])\n",
        "queryFrequency": "P1D",
        "queryPeriod": "P1D",
        "severity": "Medium",
        "status": "Available",
        "suppressionDuration": "PT1H",
        "suppressionEnabled": false,
        "tactics": [
          "InitialAccess"
        ],
        "tags": [
          "AADSecOpsGuide"
        ],
        "techniques": [
          "T1078"
        ],
        "templateVersion": "1.1.1",
        "triggerOperator": "GreaterThan",
        "triggerThreshold": 0
      },
      "type": "Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces/providers/alertRules"
    }
  ]
}