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Microsoft Defender ATP


Version: 1.2
Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a product that enables preventive protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation and response. It is a complete security solution that:

  • Is built-in to Windows 10 and uses a combination of Windows 10 and cloud services to catch suspicious endpoint behaviours.
  • Automates alerts and remediation of complex threats in minutes.
  • When used together with Microsoft 365, can share detection and exploration across devices, identities and information to speed up response and recovery.
  • Requires no additional deployment or infrastructure and is always up to date.


  • Fetch Investigation Package URI (Enrichment) - Retrieve a URI that allows downloading of an Investigation package.
  • Get Machine Action Details (Enrichment) - Retrieve specific machine action by its ID.
  • List Indicators (Enrichment) - Retrieve a collection of all active Indicators.
  • List Machines (Enrichment) - Retrieves a collection of machines that have communicated with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint cloud.
  • List Machine Actions (Enrichment) - Retrieves a collection of machine actions.
  • Delete Indicator (Containment) - Delete an Indicator entity by ID.
  • Isolate Machine (Containment) - Isolate a device from accessing external network.
  • Release Machine From Isolation (Containment) - Undo isolation of a device.
  • Run Antivirus Scan (Containment) - Initiate Microsoft Defender Antivirus scan on a device.
  • Start Automated Investigation (Containment) - Start automated investigation on a device.
  • Stop And Quarantine File (Containment) - Stop execution of a file on a device and delete it.
  • Submit Indicator (Containment) - Submit or update new Indicator entity.
  • Run Advanced Hunting Query (Custom) - Inspect unusual activity, detect possible threats and even respond to attacks.
  • Collect Investigation Package (Scheduled) - Collect investigation package from a device.

Microsoft Defender ATP configuration

  1. Log in to Azure with a user that has the Global Administrator role. Navigate to Azure Active Directory > App registrations > New registration.
  2. Choose a name for your application, and then select Register. To enable your app to access Defender for Endpoint and assign it 'Read all alerts' permission, on your application page, select API Permissions > Add permission > APIs my organization uses, type WindowsDefenderATP, and then select WindowsDefenderATP.
  3. Select the relevant permissions. For example, 'Read All Alerts'.
  4. Select Grant consent.
  5. Next, add a secret to the application. Select Certificates & secrets, add a description to the secret, and then select Add.
  6. Navigate to Overview, copy and save your application ID and your tenant ID.

Microsoft Defender ATP in Automation Service and Cloud SOAR

  1. Access integrations in the Automation Service or Cloud SOAR.
  2. After the list of the integrations appears, search for the integration and click on the row.
  3. The integration details will appear. Click on the "+" button to add new Resource.
  4. Populate all the required fields (*) and then click SAVE.
    • Label. The desired name for the resource.
    • API URL. Server that is closer to your geo location.
    • Directory (Tenant ID). Your Tenant ID you copied earlier.
    • Application (Client ID). Your Client ID you copied earlier.
  6. You should receive a successful notification in the bottom right corner.

Change Log

  • December 15, 2022 - First upload
  • May 4, 2021 - Actions updated: actions accept md5 hash
  • January 4, 2023
    • New Actions
      • Fetch Investigation Package URI
      • List Machines
      • Start Automated Investigation
      • Run Advanced Hunting Query
      • Collect Investigation Package
    • Modified Actions
      • Get Machine Action Details
      • List Indicators
      • List Machine Actions
      • Delete Indicator
      • Isolate Machine
      • Release Machine From Isolation
      • Run Antivirus Scan
      • Stop And Quarantine File
      • Submit Indicator
  • July 12, 2023 (v1.2) - Changed fields visibility
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