SA: Adding and Managing Dashlets

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You can add dashlets to the default dashboard or construct a custom dashboard with your own useful set of dashlets to make your workflow more efficient. Some dashlets have configuration options to tailor the appearance or the contents of the dashlet.

Add a Dashlet

To customize the views in Security Analytics, you can add dashlets to the Security Analytics dashboard or a custom dashboard. The Security Analytics dashboard, as the name suggests, offers all Security Analytics dashlets. The Add a Dashlet dialog provides a way to define the name and configurable parameters for a new dashlet.

  1. To add a dashlet, navigate to any dashboard.
  2. In the dashboard toolbar, click and select Add Dashlet from the drop-down menu.

    The Add a Dashlet dialog is displayed.


  3. Click on the Type selection list to display available types of dashlets, and select the type of dashlet to add.

    Additional configurable fields become available in the Add a Dashlet dialog; these vary depending on the dashlet. For example, in an Reports RE Alert Variance dashlet, you define the dashlet title, number of alerts, chart type, past hours, and dashlet refresh intervals (minutes). All dashlets have a title.

  4. Type a title for the dashlet. You can type letters, numbers, special characters, and spaces for the name. For example, Service Monitor Dashlet could be the title.
  5. If there are additional configurable fields for the dashlet, set appropriate values. You can select more than one service type.
  6. When all required fields have been configured, click Add.

    The dashlet is added to the dashboard.


Edit Dashlet Properties

Some dashlets are read-only and properties are not configurable. Other dashlets are configurable to allow users to customize some aspect of the data displayed in that dashlet. A dashlet with editable properties has a settings icon 104SettingsIcon.png that displays the property sheet for editing. 

A dashlet with no editable properties, such as the Live Subscriptions dashlet, does not display the settings icon in the title bar.

Other dashlets have parameters that you define to specify the kind and amount of information you want to see in the dashlet. The custom Investigation Dashboard has three dashlets. Each of the three displays the settings icon.

  1. To display and modify the options for a dashlet, in a dashlet title bar, click the settings icon 104SettingsIcon.png.
    The Options dialog is displayed.


  2. Change any of the displayed properties. For example, in an Investigation Top Values dashlet, you can change the Result Limit from 20 to 40.
  3. Click Apply.

    The following options are available for RE Top Alerts, RE Alert Variance, and RE Realtime Charts dashlets on left-click:

    • Hide For 24 Hours: This option allows you to hide the selected value for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours, the data will automatically be displayed on the dashlet, if the value is configured and listed on top.
    • Hide Permanently: This option allows you to hide the selected value permanently until you add it back using the Manage Hidden Values option.
    • Manage Hidden Values: This option displays a list of all the hidden values. You can select the checkbox for a value and click Remove to view the data back on the chart.

      Note: The options to Hide for 24 Hours, Hide Permanently, and Manage Hidden Values are not available for Geomap charts.

      Note: When you edit a value in a preconfigured dashboard, it is a user-specific change. The changes made to a preconfigured dashboard will be applicable only to your dashboard and cannot be viewed by other users who use the same preconfigured dashboard. For example, if you hide a value in an overview dashboard, the change will be applicable only to your dashboard. If another user views the same overview dashboard, the value will still be displayed. The same applies to a custom dashboard. When you hide a value in the custom dashboard and share the same dashboard with another user, the values will still be displayed even though the dashboard is shared.

      For more information on available dashlets, see the Dashboards Catalog in the RSA Content space on RSA Link.

Delete a Dashlet

  1. Click the delete control icon (104UniDBDeleteIcon.png) in the dashlet title bar: 

    The Remove Dashlet dialog asks for confirmation that you want to delete the dashlet.

  2. If you want to delete it, click Yes. The dashlet is removed from the dashboard.

    If you decide not to delete it, click No.

    Note: You cannot delete dashlets associated with the Out-Of-The-Box Dashboard.

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