Custom Report Policies

You can create your own custom policy that suits your requirements. Or, you can clone an existing report policy and modify it based on your needs.

With your custom policy, you can do the following:

  • Edit the report policies based on your requirements.
  • Change vulnerability details, impact, remedy information, etc. in addition to the severity level, the visibility, and the classification properties of a vulnerability.

A Custom Report Policy enables you to configure these settings, including how the web security scanner displays its findings in the Acunetix 360 application and in reports. (If you want to enable or disable specific security checks in the actual Scan itself, you should configure a Scan Policy instead.)

For further information about the report policy, see Overview of Report Policies.

How to Create a New Report Policy in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Policies > New Report Policy.

  1. In the Name field, enter a name for your report policy.
  2. In the Description field, enter a description for your report policy.
  3. Enable the Shared field, if required.
  • If enabled, you can share the policy with the website group(s) you choose. The team members who have permission to scan the selected website groups will also be able to use this Report Policy.
  1. Select Save.
How to Create a Custom Report Policy in Acunetix 360
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Policies > Report Policies. The Report Policies window is displayed.
  3. From the Report Policies page, select the name of the Report Policy you want to customize.
  4. Select the Editor tab. The full list of vulnerabilities is displayed.

  1. In the vulnerabilities library list, check those you want to include in your Report Policy. You can also use the input field at the top to search for a specific vulnerability.
  2. For each vulnerability, use the drop-down to change the Severity Level of each vulnerability, if required.
  3. For each vulnerability, turn on the toggle to edit the vulnerability details, if required. Turn off the toggle to save the changes.  
  4. To add a new vulnerability to the Report Policy, select New in the vulnerabilities library list. The Vulnerability Editor is displayed. Fill in the fields as required and select Save.
  5. To clone a selected vulnerability to the Report Policy, select Clone in the vulnerabilities library list. The Clone Vulnerability dialog is displayed.

From the Type drop-down, select the vulnerability type and click Save.

  1. To edit a selected vulnerability in the Report policy, select Edit in the vulnerabilities library list. The Vulnerability Editor dialog is displayed. Change as required and select Save.

  1. To change a template or the classification of a selected vulnerability in the Report Policy, edit the Vulnerability Details section and select Save.
  2. To delete a selected vulnerability in the Report Policy, select Delete.
How to Clone the Default Report Policy in Acunetix 360
  1. From the main menu, click Policies, then Report Policies.
  2. For the relevant policy, click Clone. The New Report Policy tab is displayed.
  3. Complete the fields as described from step 2 in How to Create a Custom Report Policy in Acunetix 360.
How to Use a Custom Report Policy in a Scan in Acunetix 360

Once you have created a Custom Report Policy, you can use it when creating a New Scan, New Scheduled Scan, or New Group Scan.

  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Scans > New Scan.

  1. From the Report Policy dropdown, select your Custom Report Policy.
  2. Complete the remaining fields as described in Creating a New Scan.
  3. Select Launch.

Setting a report policy as the default report policy

You can set one of your report policies as the default in Acunetix 360, so you or your team members can attach this default report policy to a scan easily. If required, you can attach a report policy other than the default to a scan while launching a security scan.

  • You can select a default report policy from your shared report policies.  
  • You can edit your default policy but cannot set it as private or delete it. To delete, first, you must remove its default status from that report policy.
  • You can continue using the default report policy even if a user that created the policy is no longer a part of your team or company.
  • This feature is only available in Acunetix 360 On-Demand.

For further information about configuring report policies, see Configuring Report Policy in Acunetix 360.

How to set a report policy as the default report policy
  1. Log in to Acunetix 360.
  2. From the main menu, select Settings > General.
  3. From the Default Report Policy drop-down menu, select a report policy you want.

  1. Select Save.

The report policy you selected appears as the default on the Report Policies page.

 

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