Get Started with User-Defined Controls

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.

How do I create a control?

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.

What control types can I choose?

Still have questions?

Tell me about control IDsTell 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 parametersTell 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 parametersTell 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?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