Accounts

Cloud App Security gives you visibility into the accounts from your connected apps. After you connect Cloud App Security to an app using the App connector, Cloud App Security reads account information associated with connected apps. The Accounts page enables you to investigate those accounts, permissions, the groups they are members of, their aliases and the apps they are using. In addition – when Cloud App Security detects a new account that was not previously seen in one of the connected apps - for example in activities or in file sharing - the account is added to the accounts list of that app. This enables you to have visibility into the activity of external users interacting with your cloud apps.

The Accounts page can be filtered to enable you to find specific accounts and to deep dive into different types of accounts, for example, you can filter for all External accounts that have not been accessed since last year.

The Accounts page enables you to easily investigate your accounts for issues including the following:

  • Check if any accounts have been inactive in a particular service for a long time (Maybe you should revoke the license for that user to that service)
  • You can filter for the list of users with admin permissions

  • You can search for users who are no longer part of your organization but may still have active accounts

  • You can take governance actions on the accounts such as suspend an app or go to the account settings page. For a full list of governance actions see the governance log.

  • You can see which accounts are included in each user group

  • You can see which apps are accessed by each account and which apps are deleted for specific accounts

accounts screen

Account filters

Below is a list of the account filters that can be applied. Most filters support multiple values as well as NOT, in order to provide you with a very powerful tool for policy creation.

  • Account name: The account name is the primary alias of the user, but other identifiers from other Microsoft accounts (Office 365 and Azure Active Directory) such as proxy addresses, aliases, SID are supported and consolidated beneath the primary alias.

  • Affiliation: The affiliation will be either Internal or External. To set which users and accounts are internal, under Settings make sure to set the IP address range of your internal organization. In the event that the account has admin permissions the icon in the Accounts table will appear with the addition of the red tie accounts admin icon.

  • App: You can filter for any API connected app being used by accounts in your organization.

  • Domain: Enables you to filter for users in specific domains.

  • Last seen: The last seen filter enables you to find accounts that are dormant and whose users haven't performed any activities in a while.

  • Organization/Department: Enables you to filter for members of specific organizational groups defined in your connected apps.

  • User group: Enables you to filter for members of user groups in Cloud App Security - both built-in user groups and imported user groups.

See Also

Daily activities to protect your cloud environment
For technical support, please visit the Cloud App Security assisted support page.
Premier customers can also choose Cloud App Security directly from the Premier Portal.