Control: 1.17 Ensure that 'Users can create security groups in Azure Portals' is set to 'No'
Restrict security group creation to administrators only.
When creating security groups is enabled, all users in the directory are allowed to create new security groups and add members to those groups. Unless a business requires this day-to-day delegation, security group creation should be restricted to administrators only.
- Log in to Azure Active Directory
- Go to
- Go to
Generalin setting section
Users can create security groups in Azure portals, API or PowerShellto No
Note: By default, Users can create security groups is set to Yes.
steampipe check azure_compliance.control.cis_v130_1_17
This control uses a named query:ad_manual_control