This is a revisit of my earlier post from last March. The basic idea remains the same: integrate Shodan Monitor alerts to Microsoft Sentinel. Now I have a more mature Logic App design and a deployment template you can use to onboard the solution.


Shodan Monitor is a service for Shodan subscribers that can detect the following issues in publicly available networks and hosts:

  • Services associated with ICS or IoT devices
  • Compromised or malware-related services
  • New open ports, uncommon open ports
  • Open databases
  • Known vulnerabilities
  • Expired certificates

In brief it is a method of managing public attack surface, usually for your own assets.

Shodan Monitor has a Notification service that can send these alerts via email, instant messaging or a Notification Webhook.

Solution overview

This solution provides an Azure Logic App playbook for ingesting Shodan Monitor alerts to Microsoft Sentinel for alerting and hunting.

The Logic App triggers when Shodan Monitor sends an alert HTTP request, parses the recieved data and stores selected fields in Log Analytics workspace.

Here is a visualization from the playbook in Logic App designer:


Deploying the solution

The Logic App code is located in GitHub repository mikoiv/MicrosoftSentinel-ShodanMonitor and can be deployed from a template to your Azure environment:

Deploy to Azure

When deploying the template you have the following parameters to configure:

Parameter Description
Resource Group Resource group for deployed resources
Region Azure region for deployed resources
Playbook Name Logic App name (default: ShodanMonitor-Sentinel)
Log Analytics Connection Name API connection name (default: loganalyticsconnection-ShodanMonitor-Sentinel)
Log Analytics Workspace ID Enter the unique ID of your Azure Log Analytics workspace
Log Analytics Workspace Key Enter the primary or secondary key of your Azure Log Analytics workspace

After finishing the deployment, you need to open the Logic App and copy the unique listener URL from the first action:


Now you can create a new Notification Webhook in Shodan Monitor configuration:

Shodan config

Depending on your assets and environment you will start getting new alerts sooner or later. A good way to test is to add new networks that you know will generate findings.

Make sure you transfer and the URL securely. The Logic App does not have actual authentication, just a check that a Shodan HTTP header exists in incoming requests.

Results in Sentinel

At the moment the solution gathers the following data:

  • Timestamp, Module, IP address, Port, Transport protocol, Organization, Country (Related data from Shodan database)

Here is a screenshot of the current data model in Azure Sentinel:


From here you can build your own use cases for correlating, alerting or hunting for things related to your public security posture and attack surface in Microsoft Sentinel.

Last notes

Shodan Monitor can be a bit noisy. If you build scheduled alerting based on the data, it will be a good idea to suppress repeated alerts. Shodan provides a method for this but it is not very obvious: you need to enable e-mail alerts and look for the suppression URL format from an alert recieved by mail.