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Microsoft Azure Active Directory Activity Reports Integration Guide

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You can set up Secureworks® Taegis™ XDR to receive security data from your Azure AD account(s). This single integration runs two queries that provide different sets of data: List signIns and Get directoryAudit.


This integration requires a Microsoft AAD P1 license. Required permissions are documented on the following pages from the Microsoft Graph documentation:

Manage Azure Integrations


  • Azure integrations are supported in US and EU regions, but may not be supported by Microsoft in other regions. Contact Microsoft directly to verify their support of services in other regions.
  • The Azure Active Directory integration is available for the global Azure cloud. Other national clouds, such as Azure Government, Azure China 21Vianet, and Azure Germany are currently not supported.

Data Availability and Collection Times

Alerts are ingested using the Microsoft REST APIs on a polling basis. For information on data availability, see Office 365 and Azure Data Availability.


In cases where a federated Azure AD environment is in use, AD audit data may contain incomplete (null) information for some field values that prevent some detections in Secureworks® Taegis™ XDR from alerting correctly. We recommend you use AD Connect Health to monitor the health of your AD connections with Azure.

Data Provided from Integrations

  Antivirus Auth CloudAudit DHCP DNS Email Encrypt HTTP Management Netflow NIDS Thirdparty
MS Azure Active Directory Activity Reports   D V                  

Y = Normalized | D = Out-of-the-Box Detections | V = Vendor-Specific Detections


Taegis™ XDR detectors are not guaranteed to be triggered, even if a data source's logs are normalized to a schema associated with a given detector. However, you can create Custom Alert Rules to generate alerts based on normalized data from a data source.

Register an Application in Azure

  1. Register an application in the Azure portal.

Note the following values as they are used to create the integration in Secureworks® Taegis™ XDR:

  1. Configure application permissions. The following permissions are required:
  1. Click Grant admin consent for <Azure tenant name>.

  2. Provide credentials for the application by uploading a certificate.


Taegis™ XDR supports ONLY the Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM) format. More information on the PEM format can be found in RFC 7468.

Encrypted keys and client secrets are NOT supported.


Self-signed certificates are supported.

Use one of the following commands to generate a self-signed PEM (.pem extension) certificate using PowerShell or OpenSSL.

# Prompt user for input
$certname = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter certificate name"
$keyname = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter key name"
$mypwd = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter password" -AsSecureString
$location = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter location"
$cert = New-SelfSignedCertificate -Subject "CN=$certname" -CertStoreLocation "Cert:\CurrentUser\My" -KeyExportPolicy Exportable -KeySpec Signature -KeyLength 2048 -KeyAlgorithm RSA -HashAlgorithm SHA256
Export-PfxCertificate -Cert $cert -FilePath "$location\$certname.pfx" -Password $mypwd
Install-Module -Name PSPKI -Scope CurrentUser
Import-Module -Name PSPKI
Convert-PfxToPem -InputFile "$location\$certname.pfx" -Outputfile "$location\$certname.pem"
# Read the PEM file content
$pemContent = Get-Content "$location\$certname.pem" -Raw
# Extract private key and certificate
$privateKey = $pemContent -replace "(?ms).*?(-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----.+?-----END PRIVATE KEY-----).*", '$1'
$certificate = $pemContent -replace "(?ms).*?(-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----.+?-----END CERTIFICATE-----).*", '$1'
# Save private key and certificate to separate files
$privateKey | Set-Content "$location\$keyname.pem"
$certificate | Set-Content "$location\$certname.pem"
Write-Host "Files located at: $location"


Copy and paste the preceding code into a text file, save the file with .ps1 extension (e.g., CertGen.ps1), and run the script using Powershell.


Depending on the PowerShell version being used, you may need to replace -Subject with -SubjectName if there are any errors with -Subject.


openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout key.pem -x509 -days 365 -out certificate.pem

Add Integration in Secureworks® Taegis™ XDR

  1. From the Secureworks® Taegis™ XDR left-hand side navigation, select Integrations → Cloud APIs → Add API Integration.
  2. Choose Set Up Azure Integrations.
  3. Choose Authorize under Azure Active Directory Activity Reports.
  4. Enter a name for the integration. This can be any string.
  5. Enter the Tenant ID and the Application Client ID from Step 1 in Register an application.
  6. Upload the certificate and its associated private key.
  7. Select Done to complete the integration.

Create the Integration


Complete the Link a Partner Process.


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