Creating a Custom Field in the Application Security Module

Application Security Module Custom Fields

The Application Security Module provides several informational fields by default, such as Status, Type, and Connector name. If there are additional values that you’d like to record on the finding level, you can create a custom field. Custom fields allow you to apply additional metadata to findings.

Some examples include having internal application IDs for specific categories of findings, an owner field for findings, notes fields, alternate solutions, and date fields that are not standard but relevant for some application groups. 

Data Types

The following data types are supported for custom fields:

  • Date
    Supports a calendar date. A calendar date-picker displays when you edit the field. You can also input a date in MM/DD/YYYY format.

  • Numeric
    Supports a number. It can include decimals and is limited to a maximum of six digits.

  • Short String
    Supports up to 50 characters of text. You can use it for additional notes, marking the owner of a finding, or any other text-based data.

  • Long String
    Supports up to 500 characters of text. You can use it to set a description of a finding.

  • Dropdown Menu
    A list of static choices that appear when a user clicks on the title. You can use it to list the level of priority for the finding internally. For example, Low, Medium, High.

  • Attachment Field
    An attachment of up to 2MB. Supported attachment file types include .pdf, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, and .xlsx.

Creating a Custom Field in the Application Security Module

Note: You can create up to 200 custom fields. 

  1. From the gear icon in the upper right side of the window, in the drop-down list, click Custom Fields.

  2. Click Create Custom Field.

  3. Type values for the fields and click the AppSec radio button. If you want to filter on this field on the  VM Explore page, click the Faceted Search checkbox. 

Note: Each unique entry in a custom field creates a new check box on the  VM Explore page. For example, if you have four unique dates, numbers, or text strings, four check boxes are created.

4. Click Save. The new custom field appears in the list of available custom fields.


 

Adding Data to a Custom Field

After you define custom fields, they are available for all findings.

Adding data to the custom fields for one or more findings

  1. On the Findings tab, select the check boxes for one or more findings and click Edit.
  2. Select the check boxes for the custom fields that you want to change.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. A window opens and displays all the custom fields that you selected. For each field, enter the value to be associated with it.
  5. Click Update Fields.  

Adding data to the custom fields for one finding

This procedure is an alternate way to edit custom fields. You can edit only one finding at a time.

  1. On the Findings tab, click the blue arrow on the right side of a finding.

  2. The findings detail page opens. On the panel on the right, for each field that you want to change, click Edit for the field, and enter a value.


  3. Click Save
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