Monitor AppSec Data with Dashboards

You can build custom views of the InsightAppSec data you want to monitor using dashboards. Create a new dashboard or use an existing dashboard as a starting point. Then, add, edit, resize, and rearrange data visualization cards to tailor the data view to you and your organization’s needs.

Dashboard Permissions

Any Insight AppSec user can create, edit, or delete dashboards, regardless of user type and permissions. However, you can only see data for apps that you have been assigned.

Navigate Dashboards

Dashboards appear first when you log in to InsightAppSec. To navigate to dashboards from other pages, click the dashboard option from the left navigation menu.

The first time you arrive, the pre-built Environment Overview dashboard appears. When you navigate away from and return to this page, whichever dashboard you viewed last appears.

The Dashboard feature consists of 3 main parts:

  • Dashboards - A dashboard is a custom InsightAppSec data view comprised of data visualization cards from the Dashboard Card Library.
  • Dashboard card library - A dashboard is made of data visualization cards, which are all contained in this library. The cards are pre-built for efficiency, but you can edit them to customize each data visualization.
  • Dashboard list - Access this list of all the dashboards created by users in your organization by clicking the All Dashboards button.

Create a New Dashboard

  1. From the dashboard list, click the New Dashboard button. The New Dashboard modal appears.
  2. Enter a Dashboard Name and Description. The Description is optional, but it helps differentiate all of the dashboards at your organization.
  3. Click the Create Dashboard button.

As soon as you click the Create Dashboard button, the dashboard is available in the dashboard list. However, it’s empty until you add data visualization cards to it, so you’re immediately directed to the card library. From there, you can find, add, and customize cards for your dashboard. Go to the Dashboard Cards section to learn all about customizing the data visualization cards on your dashboard.

Edit an Existing Dashboard

You can edit, remove, resize, reposition, and add new cards on a dashboard any time. Just open the dashboard and make your changes. They are saved automatically.

If you want to edit the name or description associated with the dashboard, you can do so from the dashboard list or an open dashboard. Click the gear icon, select Edit Dashboard, then make and save your changes.

You can also adjust the data refresh rate of your dashboard by selecting a new value from the refresh rate dropdown list.

You may want to use an existing dashboard as a starting point for a new dashboard to save you time. If so, click the gear icon and select Copy Dashboard, then edit the copy as needed.

Dashboard Cards

Dashboard cards contain pre-built visualizations of your AppSec data. Without cards, your dashboard is just a blank screen. When you add cards to a dashboard, you’re adding the data you want to see in that particular view. Dashboard cards live in the card library.

From the card library you can:

  • Find Cards
  • Add Cards to Your Dashboard
  • Customize Pre-Built Cards

Find Cards

The dashboard card library contains the pre-built data visualization cards you use to create dashboards. To access the library, click the Add Card button from an open dashboard. You can then search for cards using the search bar, or browse for cards by category.

Add Cards to Your Dashboard

Click the Add Card button from a new or existing dashboard to navigate to the dashboard card library. From there you can click the Add button for as many cards as you want. A message appears at the top of the page letting you know they were added successfully. When you exit the card library and return to the dashboard, your cards will all be there.

Customize Pre-Built Cards

You can customize the name and description of pre-built cards before you add them to your dashboard or after. To customize them before you add them to your dashboard, click the Edit button on the card in the card library, then make and save your changes. To customize them after you add them to your dashboard, click the gear icon on the card in your dashboard, then make and save your changes.

View Dashboards

Click the All Dashboards button to access a list of dashboards created by users in your organization. You can then open and view any dashboard in the list by clicking the dashboard name.