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When you create a new project in Dradis Pro, you start with a blank slate. A project template is a way to kick-start the project with some default content.
In one word: consistency.
If you are anything like the typical Dradis user, you'll be involved in dozens (if not hundreds) of projects each year. If all your projects are organized in the same way, finding stuff is a whole lot easier.
An added advantage for those working as part of a team: if everyone is using the same template, you know where to find X piece of information, no matter who was working on the original project.
When you are creating a new project, you can select to apply a template using the drop-down list:
A project template can have any of the components we learned about in Projects 101.
However, the most useful items to include in your project are:
There are three steps involved in creating a project template:
Nothing groundbreaking here, for the example, We've created:
The idea is to have some scoping information like URLs and credentials under
scope. Add sub-nodes representing each server under
hosts and make notes about interesting insights we gain throughout the engagement and keep them under
Once you are happy with your project's structure, it's time to export it as a file. Find the Export results link in the top navigation bar:
And choose Project export > As template:
Because project templates are a system-wide feature (you create a template and it becomes available to all Dradis users), you need Administrator privileges to create a template.
If you don't have administration privileges, send the project export file you got in the previous step to your admin, and he can create the template for you.
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