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Site dashboards

access_time Updated Sep 23, 2022

Site dashboards provide collections of metrics represented as cards on the Site Overview page. There are two types of dashboards:

  • System-generated: These dashboards display cards that provide an overview of the most commonly useful system signals related to request anomalies and attacks directed at your site. You cannot modify system-generated dashboards.
  • Custom: These dashboards display cards with metrics you’ve personally selected as useful system signals related to request anomalies and attacks directed at your site. Custom dashboards allow you to rearrange and edit the display of those signals to best suit your needs.

Limitations and considerations

Keep in mind that only Premier and Professional platforms support both system-generated and custom dashboards as part of your Site Overview. The Essentials platform only supports system-generated dashboards. For a complete list of available features at each platform level, check out our product description.

Viewing a dashboard

To view a system-generated or custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click the name of your site in the upper left corner of the web interface. The Site Overview page appears.

  2. Click the arrow next to the name of the current dashboard. The dashboards menu appears.

    Selecting a dashboard
  3. From the dashboards menu, select the dashboard you want to switch to. You can narrow down the list by using the search field. The selected dashboard appears.

Note: Clicking the Monitor view icon, which appears as a small monitor icon, displays your dashboard in focus mode. Focus mode displays just the cards on the dashboard and temporarily hides the rest of the web interface. To turn off focus mode, click the Configure button or the Overview page link at the bottom of the page.

Setting a default dashboard

You can select a default dashboard that will automatically be selected when you log in to the Signal Sciences web interface.

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Default dashboard icon, which appears as a star in the upper-right corner of the Site Overview page. The displayed dashboard becomes your default dashboard.

Working with custom dashboards

On the Site Overview page, you can create, duplicate, rename, and delete custom dashboards.

Creating a custom dashboard

To create a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, click the Add dashboard button. The Add custom dashboard window appears.
  2. Fill out the Add custom dashboard controls as follows:
    • In the Name field, enter the name of the new dashboard.
    • Optionally, click the Choose default cards link to display the default cards you can select to add to the custom dashboard.
  3. Click the Create dashboard button. Your newly created dashboard appears on the Site Overview page.

Duplicating a dashboard

To duplicate a dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Make a copy of this dashboard icon, which appears as two stacked documents in the upper-right corner of the overview page. A duplicate of the selected dashboard appears on the Site Overview page.

Renaming a custom dashboard

To rename a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Edit dashboard icon, which appears as a pencil in the upper-right corner of the Site Overview page. The Edit dashboard window appears.
  3. In the Name field, enter a new name for the dashboard.
  4. Click the Update dashboard button. The renamed dashboard appears on the Site Overview page.

Deleting a custom dashboard

To delete a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Edit dashboard icon, which appears as a pencil in the upper-right corner of the Site Overview page. The Edit dashboard form appears.
  3. Click the Delete dashboard button. The delete dashboard confirmation window appears.
  4. Click the Delete dashboard button. The dashboard is deleted.

Working with cards

You can surface relevant metrics on custom dashboards by adding cards that highlight meaningful data, editing cards to display specific signals, arranging the cards into a preferred layout, and deleting cards that aren’t needed anymore.

Adding preset cards

To add a preset card to a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Add card link in the empty card slot at the end of the dashboard. The Add card menu appears.
  3. Select a preset card type. The Add card window appears.
  4. Fill out the Add card window as follows:
    • In the Title field, enter a title for the card.
    • In the Description field, enter a description for the card.
    • From the Signals menu, select the signals the card will track. You can search for specific signals within the list by entering the name of the signal you want to search for.
  5. Click the Create card button. The card is added to the dashboard.

Adding custom cards

To add a custom card to a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Add card link in the empty card slot at the end of the dashboard. The Add card menu appears.
  3. Select Signals request chart: to create a card with a bar graph or Signals trend list: to create a card that lists each signal and the percentage each signal increased or decreased over the selected time period. The Add card window appears.
  4. Fill out the Add card window as follows:
    • In the Title field, enter a title for the card.
    • In the Description field, enter a description for the card.
    • From the Signals menu, select the signals the card will track. You can search for specific signals within the list by entering the name of the signal you want to search for.
  5. Click the Create card button. The card is added to the dashboard.

Editing cards

To edit a card on a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Edit card icon, which appears as a pencil when you hover over the upper-right corner of the card you want to edit. The Edit card form appears.
  3. Fill out the Edit card window as follows:
    • In the Title field, enter a new title for the card.
    • In the Description field, enter a new description for the card.
    • From the Signals menu, remove signals by clicking the x icon in the name or add signals by selecting them from the menu.
  4. Click the Update card button. The card is updated.

Rearranging cards

To arrange custom dashboard cards into a preferred layout, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Move card icon, which appears as a four-way arrow when you hover over the upper-right corner of a card, and then drag the card to the preferred location on the dashboard.

Removing cards

To remove a card from a custom dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the Site Overview page, select the relevant dashboard from the Dashboard menu. The Site Overview page displays the selected dashboard.
  2. Click the Edit card icon, which appears as a pencil when you hover over the upper-right corner of the card. The Edit card window appears.
  3. Click the Delete card button. The delete card confirmation form appears.
  4. Click the Delete button. The card is removed from the dashboard.