Risky sign-ins report in the Azure Active Directory portal

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) detects suspicious actions that are related to your user accounts. For each detected action, a record called a risk detection is created. For more details, see Azure AD risk detections.

You can access the security reports from the Azure portal by selecting the Azure Active Directory blade and then navigating to the Security section.

There are two different security reports that are calculated based on the risk detections:

  • Risky sign-ins - A risky sign-in is an indicator for a sign-in attempt that might have been performed by someone who is not the legitimate owner of a user account.

  • Users flagged for risk - A risky user is an indicator for a user account that might have been compromised.

Risky Sign-ins

To learn how to configure the policies that trigger these risk detections, see How to configure the user risk policy.

Who can access the risky sign-ins report?

The risky sign-ins reports are available to users in the following roles:

  • Security Administrator
  • Global Administrator
  • Security Reader

To learn how to assign administrative roles to a user in Azure Active Directory, see View and assign administrator roles in Azure Active Directory.

What Azure AD license do you need to access a security report?

All editions of Azure AD provide you with risky sign-ins reports. However, the level of report granularity varies between the editions:

  • In the Azure Active Directory Free and Basic editions, you get a list of risky sign-ins.

  • In addition, the Azure Active Directory Premium 1 edition allows you to examine some of the underlying risk detections that have been detected for each report.

  • The Azure Active Directory Premium 2 edition provides you with the most detailed information about all underlying risk detections and it also enables you to configure security policies that automatically respond to configured risk levels.

Risky sign-ins report for Azure AD free and basic edition

The Azure AD free and basic editions provide you with a list of risky sign-ins that have been detected for your users. Each record contains the following attributes:

  • User - The name of the user that was used during the sign-in operation.
  • IP - The IP address of the device that was used to connect to Azure Active Directory.
  • Location - The location used to connect to Azure Active Directory. This is a best effort approximation based on traces, registry data, reverse look ups and other information.
  • Sign-in time - The time when the sign-in was performed
  • Status - The status of the sign-in

Risky Sign-ins

Based on your investigation of the risky sign-in, you can provide feedback to Azure AD by taking the following actions:

  • Resolve
  • Mark as false positive
  • Ignore
  • Reactivate

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This report also provides you with an option to:

  • Search resources
  • Download the report data

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Risky sign-ins report for Azure AD premium editions

The risky sign-ins report in the Azure AD premium editions provides you with:

  • Aggregated information about the risk detection types that have been detected. With the Azure AD Premium P1 edition, detections that are not covered by your license appear as the risk detection Sign-in with additional risk detected. With the Azure AD Premium P2 edition, you get the most detailed information about all underlying detections.

  • An option to download the report

Risky Sign-ins

When you select a risk detection, you get a detailed report view for this risk detection that enables you to:

  • An option to configure a user risk remediation policy

  • Review the detection timeline for the risk detection

  • Review a list of users for which this risk detection has been detected

  • Manually close risk detections.

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Sometimes, you may find a risk detection without a corresponding sign-in entry in the sign-ins report. This is because Identity Protection evaluates risk for both interactive and non-interactive sign-ins, whereas the sign-ins report shows only the interactive sign-ins.

When you select a user, you get a detailed report view for this user that enables you to:

  • Open the All sign-ins view

  • Reset the user's password

  • Dismiss all events

  • Investigate reported risk detections for the user.

Risky Sign-ins

To investigate a risk detection, select one from the list.
This opens the Details blade for this risk detection. On the Details blade, you have the option to either manually close a risk detection or reactivate a manually closed risk detection.

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