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Analytics- How to use Centrify Analytics Engine

11 April,19 at 11:50 AM


Prerequisites   :           

 1.   Need to have Analytics Entitlement.

  1. If you do not see one please request one from your account representative.


Centrify Analytics engine uses machine learning ( User behavior and pattern discovery )to detect user anomalies/activities and generate alerts. The Administrator can then use the “Insights” Tool” to have a dashboard view , if you need to drill into a particular data set from the dashboard that information opens in the “Explorer” view.


Let’s get started .


  1. Once you open the “Analytics Portal” you will be presented with “Default Dashboards”
  2. There are 7 out of the box dashboards as we write this document
  3.  Apps ,Endpoints,MFA,Resources,Risk,User,User Experience
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  5. You can also create “Custom Dashboards” of your own or Import a Dashboard of particular interest shared by your colleagues from the menu shown.
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  7. Let us take the “Apps” insights Dashboard : This dashboard Shows applications related data for users who accessed the Centrify Identity Platform. This dashboard is pre-populated using specified filters and queries
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  9. For each data point within a dashboard, you can perform more tasks, such as    
    1. Events configurator - Shows the filters and other data used to generate the widget
    2. Expand/collapse the query window
    3. Delete the widget from the dashboard
    4. Drill into the data by clicking the widget. Opens in the Explorer view.
  10. You can add new “Widget” as shown
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  12. Click on “Apply” once you have added the new Widget to your “Insights DashBoard”
  13. This now will give you the “Geo Location” of the App users .
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  16. Once you want to drill into a query from the “Insights Dashboard” this will open in the “Explorer View”
  17. Below is a sample query for O365 application launch on 3-16-2017
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  20. You can always drill into more details of a specific data point you are interested in by
    1. Manually editing the SQL query string
    2. Manage and view default and customized queries
    3. Add more filters and data points to your query based on the existing criteria
  21. While analyzing a query on the Explorer page, you can also filter data by specific event types as shown
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  23. This is how you can start analyzing and exploring data using Centrify Identity Analytics for endless possibilities.
  24. Please also take a look at How to Configure Risk Based Access Control - Using Analytics