Azure Security Center is configured to send email notifications about security alerts to subscription owners

Set up the integration.


Enable security alert emails to subscription owners.


Enabling security alert emails to subscription owners ensures that they receive security alert emails from Microsoft. This ensures that they are aware of any potential security issues and can quickly mitigate security risks.


From the console

  1. Go to Security Center
  2. Click on Pricing and Settings
  3. Click on the appropriate Management Group, Subscription, or Workspace
  4. Click on Email notifications
  5. In the drop down of the All users with the following roles field, select Owner
  6. Click Save using the Azure Command Line Interface
  7. Use the below command to set Send email also to subscription owners:
  get-access-token --query "{subscription:subscription,accessToken:accessToken}" --out tsv | xargs -L1 bash -c ''curl -X PUT -H "AuthorizationBearer $1" -H "Content-Typeapplication/json"$0/providers/Microsoft.Security/securityContacts/default1?api-version=2017-08-01-preview -d@"input.json"

Where input.json contains the request body JSON data as mentioned below. Replace validEmailAddress with email IDs, CSV for multiple.

{ "id""/subscriptions/<Your_Subscription_Id>/providers/Microsoft.Security/securityContacts/default1", "name""default1", "type""Microsoft.Security/securityContacts", "properties"{ "email""<validEmailAddress>", "alertNotifications""On", "alertsToAdmins""On" } }



Note: Excluding any of the entries in the recommendations block in input.json disables the specific setting by default.

CIS Controls

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