19.2. Procedure – Configuring custom reports


To configure a report, create a chapter and assign any of the existing subchapters to it. The following sources (statistics or other queries) are available as reporting subchapters:

To configure PSM to create custom reports, complete the following steps with a user that has read & write/perform access to the Reporting > Content subchapters privilege.

For more information on configuring user rights, see Section 5.7, Managing user rights and usergroups.


  1. Login to the PSM web interface, and navigate to Reporting > Configuration.

    Figure 19.2. Reporting > Configuration — Configuring custom reports

    Reporting > Configuration — Configuring custom reports
  2. Click and enter a name for the custom report.

  3. Select Table of contents > Add Chapter, enter a name for the chapter, then click OK. Repeat this step to create further chapters if needed.

  4. If you want to have the logo of your organization on the cover page of the report (instead of the Balabit logo), select Choose new logo > Browse, select your logo file, then click Upload. You can upload GIF, JPEG, and PNG images. PSM will automatically resize the image to fit on the cover page.

  5. Select Add Subchapter to add various reports and statistics to the chapter. The available reports will be displayed in a pop-up window.

    • Subchapters created from indexed contents of audit trails are listed under Misc.

    • Subchapters created from custom statistics are listed under Search statistics.

    • Subchapters created from custom database queries are listed under Advanced statistics.

    Figure 19.3. Reporting > Configuration > Add Subchapter — Adding subchapters to reports

    Reporting > Configuration > Add Subchapter — Adding subchapters to reports

    When creating a subchapter that searches for keywords in HTTP, only the timestamp of the results will be visible in the report, without data.

  6. Use the arrows to change the order of the subchapters if needed.

  7. Select how often shall PSM create the report from the Generate this report every field. Weekly reports are created on Mondays, while monthly reports on the first day of the month. If you want to generate the report only manually, leave this field empty.

  8. By default, members of the report group can access the custom reports via the PSM web interface. To change this, enter the name of a different group into the Reports are accessible by the following groups field, or click to grant access to other groups.


    Members of the listed groups will be able to access only these custom reports even if their groups does not have read access to the Reporting > Reports page. However, only those reports will be listed, to which their group has access to.

  9. By default, PSM sends out the reports in e-mail to the address set in the Basic Settings > Management > Mail settings > Send reports to field.


    If this address is not set, the report is sent to the PSM administrator's e-mail address.

    • To disable e-mail sending, unselect the Send reports in e-mail option.

    • To e-mail the reports to a different address, select Recipient > Custom address, and enter the e-mail address where the reports should be sent. Click to list multiple e-mail addresses if needed.

  10. Click .