Create and view rule-based anomaly alerts and anomaly triggers

Rule-based anomalies identify recent activity in Permissions Management that is determined to be unusual based on explicit rules defined in the activity trigger. The goal of rule-based anomaly is high precision detection.

View rule-based anomaly alerts

  1. In the Permissions Management home page, select Activity triggers (the bell icon).

  2. Select Rule-Based Anomaly, and then select the Alerts subtab.

    The Alerts subtab displays the following information:

    • Alert Name: Lists the name of the alert.

    • To view the specific identity, resource, and task names that occurred during the alert collection period, select the Alert Name.

    • Anomaly Alert Rule: Displays the name of the rule select when creating the alert.

    • # of Occurrences: How many times the alert trigger has occurred.

    • Task: How many tasks performed are triggered by the alert.

    • Resources: How many resources accessed are triggered by the alert.

    • Identity: How many identities performing unusual behavior are triggered by the alert.

    • Authorization System: Displays which authorization systems the alert applies to, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

    • Date/Time: Lists the date and time of the alert.

    • Date/Time (UTC): Lists the date and time of the alert in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

  3. To filter alerts:

    • From the Alert Name dropdown, select All or the appropriate alert name.

    • From the Date dropdown menu, select Last 24 Hours, Last 2 Days, Last Week, or Custom Range, and select Apply.

    • If you select Custom Range, also enter From and To duration settings.

  4. To view details that match the alert criteria, select the ellipses (...).

    • View Trigger: Displays the current trigger settings and applicable authorization system details
    • Details: Displays details about Authorization System Type, Authorization Systems, Resources, Tasks, Identities, and Activity
    • Activity: Displays details about the Identity Name, Resource Name, Task Name, Date/Time, Inactive For, and IP Address. Selecting the "eye" icon displays the Raw Events Summary

Create a rule-based anomaly trigger

  1. In the Permissions Management home page, select Activity triggers (the bell icon).

  2. Select Rule-Based Anomaly, and then select the Alerts subtab.

  3. Select Create Anomaly Trigger.

  4. In the Alert Name box, enter a name for the alert.

  5. Select the Authorization System, AWS, Azure, or GCP.

  6. Select one of the following conditions:

    • Any Resource Accessed for the First Time: The identity accesses a resource for the first time during the specified time interval.
    • Identity Performs a Particular Task for the First Time: The identity does a specific task for the first time during the specified time interval. - Identity Performs a Task for the First Time: The identity performs any task for the first time during the specified time interval
  7. Select Next.

  8. On the Authorization Systems tab, select the available authorization systems and folders, or select All.

    This screen defaults to List view, but you can change it to Folders view. You can select the applicable folder instead of individually selecting by authorization system.

    • The Status column displays if the authorization system is online or offline.
    • The Controller column displays if the controller is enabled or disabled.
  9. On the Configuration tab, to update the Time Interval, select 90 Days, 60 Days, or 30 Days from the Time range dropdown.

  10. Select Save.

View a rule-based anomaly trigger

  1. In the Permissions Management home page, select Activity triggers (the bell icon).

  2. Select Rule-Based Anomaly, and then select the Alert Triggers subtab.

    The Alert Triggers subtab displays the following information:

    • Alerts: Displays the name of the alert.
    • Anomaly Alert Rule: Displays the name of the selected rule when creating the alert.
    • # of Users Subscribed: Displays the number of users subscribed to the alert.
    • Created By: Displays the email address of the user who created the alert.
    • Last Modified By: Displays the email address of the user who last modified the alert.
    • Last Modified On: Displays the date and time the trigger was last modified.
    • Subscription: Subscribes you to receive alert emails. Switches between On and Off.
  3. To view other options available to you, select the ellipses (...), and then select from the available options:

    If the Subscription is On, the following options are available:

    • Edit: Enables you to modify alert parameters.

      Only the user who created the alert can edit the trigger screen, rename an alert, deactivate an alert, and delete an alert. Changes made by other users aren't saved.

    • Duplicate: Create a duplicate copy of the selected alert trigger.

    • Rename: Enter the new name of the query, and then select Save.

    • Deactivate: The alert will still be listed, but will no longer send emails to subscribed users.

    • Activate: Activate the alert trigger and start sending emails to subscribed users.

    • Notification Settings: View the Email of users who are subscribed to the alert trigger.

    • Delete: Delete the alert.

    If the Subscription is Off, the following options are available:

    • View: View details of the alert trigger.
    • Notification Settings: View the Email of users who are subscribed to the alert trigger.
    • Duplicate: Create a duplicate copy of the selected alert trigger.
  4. To filter by Activated or Deactivated, in the Status section, select All, Activated, or Deactivated, and then select Apply.

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