Monthly Archives: November 2013

Upcoming in Dradis Pro v1.9: report template manager

In this post we introduce another new feature of the upcoming version of Dradis Professional Edition: the new report template manager. Our previous post on the Upcoming in Dradis Pro v1.9 series was about custom Word tables.

Why do we need a report template manager?

There are several use cases for being able to manage multiple different report templates: your organisation may use different report templates for different project types (e.g. a webapp assessment vs. a vulnerability scan), or maybe some of your clients want you to use their own reporting template, or maybe you are thinking about going freelance or being a subcontractor so you have to use different templates when you are contracting for different security service vendors. The reason doesn’t really matter, what matters is that from now on, you can forget about your multiple template requirements, work as you always work in your Dradis project and then when the time to generate the report with one click comes, you can pick the right template and generate a full featured report with just 1 click.

The new template manager complements the Export Manager that we introduced in the current version to allow for more complex multi-template workflows.

Screenshots

You can use the report template manager to easily drag and drop new template files and associate them with each of the export plugins (even the custom plugins you create):

A screenshot of the new report template manager that shows a drop zone area to upload new templates and a list of already uploaded templates.

Pro tip: if you are using Chrome, you can Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v to paste the file into your browser window.

A screenshot of the report template manager showing the view you get when a given plugin doesn't have any templates yet

More information

Dradis Professional edition helps you manage your information security projects. Collate information from multiple tools and generate reports with just 1 click.

If you are not a Dradis Pro user yet, you can read more about our painless 1-click reporting, merging tool output from your favorite tools into a single report and delivering consistent results using testing methodologies with our tool. Get a subscription and start saving yourself some time today.

When is v1.9 going to be out?

Soon! We’re just working on the finishing touches. Subscribe to the newsletter below to get updates in your inbox, and follow us on Twitter: @dradispro.

Upcoming in Dradis Pro v1.9: custom Word tables

Dradis Pro v1.9 is going to be packed with useful upgrades. One of the features we’ve been working on is the ability to generate easily generate custom Word tables.

Dradis itself has had table support for a very long time, however, the table formatting was lost in the report generation process. Not any more, starting in v1.9 all the tables in your Dradis project will be recreated in your final report.

Here are some examples of beautiful tables generated with Dradis, note that you can of course customize the look & feel of each table individually. The styles can go from the more simple ones adapted to the rest of your branding:

A simple 2x2 custom Word table showing a custom orange and grey style

Tables can also appear anywhere in the document, for instance, below we show how you can keep the scoping information into your Dradis project and then exported to Word using a slightly modified Word table design:

A screenshot of a Dradis note showing a table with scoping information. Columns: Application, URL, Account and Privileges

A screenshot of a custom Word table generated from the Dradis table shown in the previous screenshot. It is using one of Word's predefined styles.

Mixing tables with plugins

We’ve also updated some of our import plugins to generate information in tabular format. For instance, the Nmap plugin now produces a nice service summary table for each host. You can use this feature to produce a nice Hosts and Services Summary section in your report:

A screenshot of a Word document showing a summary of hosts, port numbers and services in a table format

This is just one of the many features we’re preparing for the next release. Watch this space for updates over the coming days!

More information

Dradis Professional edition helps you manage your information security projects. Collate information from multiple tools and generate reports with just 1 click.

If you are not a Dradis Pro user yet, you can read more about our painless 1-click reporting, merging tool output from your favorite tools into a single report and delivering consistent results using testing methodologies with our tool. Get a subscription and start saving yourself some time today.

When is v1.9 going to be out?

Soon! We’re just working on the finishing touches. Subscribe to the newsletter below to get updates in your inbox, and follow us on Twitter: @dradispro.