Create a Custom Report Template

Note: This feature is only available for Nessus Manager and Nessus Professional.

Nessus allows you to create custom report templates on the Customized Reports page in addition to the standard system report templates.

To create a custom report template:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Customized Reports.

    The Report Templates page appears.

  3. In the top-right corner, click New Report Template.

    The New Report Template page appears.

  4. In the Name texbox, enter the template name.

  5. In the Description textbox, enter the template description.

  6. Add report Chapters to the template. Chapters determine what information and statistics appear on the report.

    1. Click Add a Chapter.

      The Add a Report Chapter window appears.

    2. Click the chapter you want to add to the template. A description of the chapter appears below the chapter list.

    3. Click Add to the add the selected chapter to the template.

      The Add a Report Chapter window closes, and the new chapter is added to the Chapters section. Repeat steps a-c to add another chapter.

  7. Edit the selected template chapters.

    • Depending on the chapters selected, edit the chapter details. This may involve selecting or clearing check boxes or changing values.

    • Click the buttons to re-order the chapters.

    • Click to remove a chapter from the template.

  8. Click Save. Nessus saves your report template. You can select and edit the template from the Report Templates tab (see Edit a Custom Report Template for more information).