Identities are the users who operate on endpoints and other systems in your organization. These users can be humans interacting with your systems or the built-in system and service users that are part of every operating system.
Where do identities come from?
Identities are collected from several data types processed by Red Canary, such as telemetry collected from your endpoints and alerts collected from your other security products.
How are identities classified?
Endpoint identities are classified as either local or domain identities. Identities are classified as domain identities if they contain a domain prefix (domain\\username on Windows) and that domain is not that of a known endpoint’s hostname.
Endpoint identities are also classified as system accounts if they are identities commonly used by operating systems as system accounts—for example, s-1-5-18 (Local System on Windows) or _coreaudiod on macOS.
What tags are automatically applied to identities?
Red Canary automatically applies several tags to identities as they are created and updated:
- Local Account is set to true if the account appears to be a local (non-domain) account.
- Domain Account is set to true if the account appears to be a domain account.
- System Account is set to true if the account appears to be one commonly used by operating systems as system accounts.