Creating a View

Security Requirements and Controls

Views allow you to group together the specific events from one or more repository. Additionally, views can be used to limit access to data by some users. The reason this last feature is useful is because in a repository you can't hide or restrict users to specific data.

You can't use views to view details from other views — only from repositories. Therefore, you can't link multiple views.

To create a view, the first step is to go to the Repository & Views page. On that page, click + Add New... and select the View icon — as you can see in the screenshot below:

Create a View

Figure 27. Create a View


A dialog box will appear like the one in the screenshot below, showing a form for creating a new view. The fields marked with an asterisk are required and must be filled in.

Details

Figure 28. Details


New View Form

Each field and pull-down menu you see in the New View panel in the screenshot above is described below:

View Name is simply the name of the View you're creating. It should be a unique name and one that you'll recognize later in a list of views.

Description is the description of your View. This could include information on how it's configured, it's purpose, or maybe what group will use it.

Repository is the repository from which the view will be drawn or generated. Associated with that is the Event Filter. Set it to how you want data filtered. To retrieve all of the events in a repository, enter the * wildcard.

When you choose a repository and enter a filter, another row is displayed for adding another repository and event filter. This allows you to pull data from multiple repositories.

When you're finished filling in the fields for a new view, click + Create View.

For information on how to configure the settings of the view you created, go to the View Settings page.