Security Alerts

The Security Alerts interface shows recent events that may impact the security of your instance. These events can be sorted, filtered, and viewed in detail in order to assess their impact. In addition, the Alert Details section provides recommended remediation steps tailored to each alert type.

See the following related pages:

Security alert types

The security events monitored and reported here are categorized into alert types. Some alerts may be composed of multiple events but reported as one alert. For example, a Multiple Failed Logins alert will list each login attempt as a separate event in the Alert Details section.

The alert types are as follows:

Alert name Severity level Cause
EnableCustomerLockbox Instance Setting Changed Medium A user changed the value of the "EnableCustomerLockbox" instance setting.
Enabled User Low A previously disabled user account was enabled.
Login Method Changed Medium A password login method that is not 2-factor authentication (2FA) enabled was added for a user.
Multiple Failed Logins Medium A user attempted and failed to log in multiple times.
New Login Location Low A user logged in from a location he or she has not previously used.
User Added To Group Low An edit was made to the System Administrator group.
Brute Force Login Medium 50 or more failed login attempts were detected within 1 hour.
Document Download High A Relativity employee downloaded a document from a workspace.
User and Group Low

A user has been added to a group with mismatched "Client" fields. This indicates a potential misconfiguration where a user from one client has been added to a group from another client.

User and Group with ROSE Permission Critical

A user has been added to a group with mismatching "Client" fields. This indicates a potential misconfiguration where a user from one client has been added to a group from another client. Furthermore, the group grants permissions for RelativityOne Staging Explorer, enabling users in the group to access file natives in the Staging area.

Group and Workspace High

A group has been assigned permissions to a workspace with a different "Client" field value. This indicates a potential misalignment of client domains and could allow users from one client to access workspace data of another client.

Workspace and Resource Pool High

A workspace has been configured with a resource pool belonging to a different client. This could result in the addition of client data to the workspace of another unrelated client domain.

Note: Client Domain alert types will only occur within RelativityOne instances with Client Domains configured.

Note: When any of these conditions are met, members of the Security Notifications group will receive an email notification. The notification email includes a link to the Security Center where Relativity workspace access can be revoked if needed.

Alert severity levels

Each alert type is assigned a severity level which corresponds to its potential impact on system security. These levels are meant as guidelines only, and the actual impact must be determined on a case-by-case basis by an administrator.

The alert severity levels are as follows:

  1. Low — informational alerts. These events typically do not require any action, but we recommend investigating any unusual patterns.

  2. Medium — non-standard action or unusual behavior occurred. Investigate each instance and determine the impact, if any.

  3. High — security event with potentially high impact occurred. Investigate immediately and look for secondary impacts.

  4. Critical — event or sequence of events occurred that require urgent attention. Investigate immediately and alert Relativity personnel by contacting

Note: Security alerts can be triggered by normal, non-malicious actions. Use the information on the Remediation Steps tab to help you determine whether the actions were malicious or not. For more information, see Alert Details section.

Alert Timelines section

The Alert Timelines section contains a pair of graphs showing the volume of recent security alerts. The horizontal axis shows the dates and times, with each mark representing one hour. The vertical axis shows the number of alerts. The color of the bars on the graph represents either the alert type or the alert level. Hovering over a colored section on any bar shows the time and the number of alerts generated for that category within that hour.

By default, the time frame represented in the graph is one week leading up to today's date. To display alerts from a different date range, change the date range in the Security Alerts grid below. For more information, see Adjusting the date range.

Alert Type and Level graph

The Alert Type graph shows different colors for different types of alerts. This is the first graph you see when you open the page. You can use your mouse to move and adjust the graph to zoom in or out.

Alert Details section

The Alert Details section is designed to help you evaluate the impact of each alert and take further steps as needed. The information is broken into three tabs: Summary, Events, and Remediation Steps.

When the interface first loads, this section will show details for the first item in the Security Alerts grid below. To view details for a different alert, click the View Details button beside that alert. For more information, see the Security Alerts grid.

Summary tab

The Summary tab displays the following information:

  • Description — the reason the alert occurred.

  • Potential Impact — the risk associated with this type of alert.

  • Occurrence — date and time of the alert.

  • Alert ID — unique ID generated for this alert.

  • Type — the category of alert. For a list of types, see Security alert types.

  • Level — the severity level of this type of alert. For a list of severity levels, see Alert severity levels.

  • User Name — the name of the user associated with the actions taken.

  • User Email — the email address of the user associated with the actions taken.

Events tab

The Events tab lists the events that are included in the selected alert. The Event Summary shows a brief description of what happened during each event, and the Event ID corresponds to the Audit ID of that action in the Audit application. More comprehensive detail about each event can be found by navigating to Audit and searching for the Event ID in the audit list. For more information, see Audit.

Security Alert Details - Events tab

Remediation Steps tab

The Remediation Steps tab shows three categories of information: how to investigate the alert, related events to monitor, and steps for undoing or remediating the event actions if needed. These steps will be different for each alert type.

For an example of remediation steps, click the screenshot below.

Security Alerts Details - Remediation Steps tab

Security Alerts grid

The Security Alerts grid is an essential tool for managing and resolving security alerts. Flexible filtering options and easy-to-use interface allows you to quickly identify and address security issues to ensure the safety and integrity of your data.

The Security Alerts grid displays all alerts generated within the selected date range, with the default view showing alerts from the previous week. You can filter the grid by the following:

  • Time of occurrence

  • Alert type

  • Unique alert ID

  • Severity level

  • Alert state

Additionally, clicking on any colored segment in the Alert Timelines graphs above will filter the grid to show only alerts of that type or severity level. Click Refresh to reload all alert data and remove filters.

To view details, events, and remediation steps for a specific alert, click View Details. This will display the Alert Details section, which provides relevant information about the alert. Resolutions can be addressed with a single click, while informational alerts can easily be dismissed.

Security Alerts grid

Alert Notifications tab

The Alert Notification tab allows you to easily enable or disable alert types individually, grouped, or all at once. All alerts are enabled by default.

Adjusting the date range

To specify a date range other than the previous week, enter a new date in either the From or the To field, then click Refresh. The new date range will be reflected in the Alert Timelines graphs as well as the Security Alerts grid.

Security Alerts grid date fields