Managers and Auditors can add user-defined controls to the subscription for Windows and Unix platforms. Unit Managers may be granted this permission. Once added, users can include the UDCs in compliance policies.
Go to PC > Policies > Controls > New > Control. Select Windows Control Types, Unix Control Types or Database Control Types. Then click the control type you want to create. Tip - Click the launch help link for help with control settings.
Tell me about control IDs
We automatically assign a unique control ID (CID) to each user-defined control, starting at 100000. For example, if you added 2 user-defined controls they would have the CIDs 100000 and 100001.
Tell me about scan parameters
The scan parameters are used to gather data needed for compliance evaluation at scan time. Scan parameters differ for each control type. Learn more
Tell me about controls with duplicate scan parameters
Creating controls using the UI: If a control exists in your account with the same scan parameters as a control you are adding, you'll be prompted to either assign the description in the existing control to the new control or to overwrite it. If you overwrite it, all controls with the same scan parameters will be updated with the new description.
Importing controls from XML: If a control exists in your account with the same scan parameters as control(s) being imported, we assign the DESCRIPTION parameter of the existing control to the DESCRIPTION parameter of all imported controls with the same scan parameters.
Can I import controls from XML?
Yes, you can import and export user defined controls in XML format. Learn more
Check out the User-Defined Controls FAQs