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This search detects Okta login failures due to bad credentials for multiple users originating from the same ip address.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel:
  • Last Updated: 2020-07-21
  • Author: Rico Valdez, Splunk
  • ID: 19cba45f-cad3-4032-8911-0c09e0444552


ID Technique Tactic
T1078 Valid Accounts Defense Evasion, Persistence, Privilege Escalation, Initial Access
T1078.001 Default Accounts Defense Evasion, Persistence, Privilege Escalation, Initial Access
`okta` outcome.reason=INVALID_CREDENTIALS 
| rename client.geographicalContext.country as country, client.geographicalContext.state as state, client.geographicalContext.city as city 
| stats min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime dc(user) as distinct_users values(user) as users by src_ip, displayMessage, outcome.reason, country, state, city  
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
|  search distinct_users > 5
| `multiple_okta_users_with_invalid_credentials_from_the_same_ip_filter` 

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

This search is specific to Okta and requires Okta logs are being ingested in your Splunk deployment.

Required field

  • _time
  • outcome.reason
  • client.geographicalContext.country
  • client.geographicalContext.state
  • client.geographicalContext.city
  • user
  • src_ip
  • displayMessage

Kill Chain Phase

Known False Positives

A single public IP address servicing multiple legitmate users may trigger this search. In addition, the threshold of 5 distinct users may be too low for your needs. You may modify the included filter macro multiple_okta_users_with_invalid_credentials_from_the_same_ip_filter to raise the threshold or except specific IP adresses from triggering this search.


Test Dataset

Replay any dataset to Splunk Enterprise by using our replay.py tool or the UI. Alternatively you can replay a dataset into a Splunk Attack Range

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