How to monitor membership changes to Azure AD groups?

Monitoring Azure AD group membership history may enable an organization to protect critical assets, meet compliance requirements, spot anomalous activities and mitigate both external threats and insider threats.

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How to generate Azure AD group membership changes report with ADAudit Plus

Group membership changes reports in Azure AD can be obtained by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Login to ADAudit Plus

  • Go to the Reports tab

  • Choose Azure AD

  • Select the required Domain from the dropdown list

  • Navigate to Group Management

  • Select Recently Removed Members from Groups

  • This provides the report on members who have been recently removed from the group

  • The history of group membership changes in groups can be identified from the following reports:

    1. Recently Added Members to Groups - Provides details of users who have been added to a group

    2. Recently Added Owners to Groups - Provides information about owners who have been added to a group

    3. Recently Removed Owners from Groups - Provides information about owners who have been removed from a group

    4. Group Owners are users or service principles that can manage a group including group membership

How to generate group membership changes report with Azure portal

With Azure portal, here is how you can monitor the group membership changes:

  • Open the Azure portal

  • Search Azure Active Directory and select it

  • Scroll down panel on the left side of the screen and navigate to Manage

  • Select Groups tab

  • Now click on Audit Logs under Activity

  • GroupManagement is the pre-selected Category

  • Select an entry from the list of results that appear to get detailed information on group membership changes, change of group owner and the likes

  • To generate the group membership changes report, click Download option to create a report in CSV or JSON format

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ADAudit Plus simplifies tracking group membership changes in Azure Active Directory by offering several group management reports along with intuitive graphical representation of the same for the ease of comprehension. ADAudit Plus also provides you the option to generate custom reports and export them in your preferred format (.pdf, .xls, .html and .csv).

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