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Report Scheduling


This document describe how to create a Report Schedule.


The Scheduling tab lets you schedule reports to be sent out based on either a target selection or by a report template.

Create a Report Schedule

Click New to display the Maintaining Report Schedule presenting the following options:


Maintaining Report Schedule




Name of the scheduled report.

Report Type

Define the report type:

  • Vulnerability
  • Group Vulnerability
  • Trend
  • Group Trending
  • Delta
  • Group Delta
  • Solution Task Report
  • Solution Target Report
  • Dashbord
  • Target Discovery
Schedule Timing



Next Report

The next date and time, this report should be sent to the recipient.

Report Frequency

How often the report if scheduled.

  • Once
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Bimonthly
  • Quarterly
  • Fortnightly
  • Daily

Settings Tab

Schedule Settings

Not active until Schedule Timing has been set.

Day in Week/Month
  • Day of week
  • Day of month
  • Day of week in month
Run UntilEnd date
Report Settings



Report Level

Select which level of detail the report should be in.

  • Management
  • Summary
  • Detailed



Include Information

Select what kind of information that will be included in the report. (one or more can be selected)

  • Target Information
  • Scan Modification
  • Listed Targets Information

Send reports without vulnerabilities

Select this feature to send the reports even if there are no vulnerabilities present in it.

Target Group Depth

Selects the depth on how deep the summary of the target group will go.

For example: Groups with 10 levels  and the Target Group Depth set to 5, will only show the first 5 levels in the summary, omitting the results from level 6-10.

Include report in PDF format

Attach the report as a PDF file.

Include report in XLS format

Attach the report as a XLS file.

Include report in XML format

Attach the report as a XML file.

Compress attachments (zip)

It allows you to create a zip attachment which decreases its size.


Enter a password if you wish to export the report password protected.


The XML format does not support password protection and need to be compressed into a ZIP-file by selecting the Compress attachments (zip) option, where as the PDF and XLS can be password protected as directly without compressing.


Recipients can be set as Email, Managed Report, and Database.



TypeDirect the report to either Email, Managed Reports, and Database (HIAB only).

When set as email the report will be sent to address specified under Recipient.




TypeSet as Email


Provide a name to whom you wish to send the report. Custom is only available if you have super user privileges.

E-mail PGP Public Key

Add a PGP Public Key file to be used for encryption, when emailing the report or select unencrypted.


Enter a custom subject for email.

Add text

Custom text which will be included in the email.


When OUTSCAN sends an encrypted email with an attachment, the attachments sometimes cannot be decrypted properly in the Outlook client.

If that happens, files can be decrypted with following ways:

  • Using command prompt.

    gpg --output <output file name> -d <encrypted file>
  • Using the GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA) installed with gpg4win installation.
  • Using Thunderbird client to open encrypted report emails on windows computers.
Managed Reports

When set as Managed Report the report can be viewed in the Managed Reports tool in Main Menu > Managed Reports.

Managed Reports



TypeSet as Managed Reports


Set a title to the report

TokenSet a token. See Access Tokens for more information.
Report GroupSelect report group where the report will be displayed in Managed Reports tool

HIAB can integrate with databases and use it as a recipient for the reports.


To use Database as a recipient, it first need to be integrated. See Database Connector for more information on how to set up Database integration on your HIAB.

To use the Database recipient: 

  1. Select Database in the type drop-down menu in the Recipient area
  2. Enter the table name you have set up in the Database Connector integration.


Report Template Grid

Choose which Report Template you wish to use:



Target Groups Grid

Choose which Target Group you wish to include in the report.

Target List

Enter specific targets you wish to include in the report.

Scan Schedules

Choose which Scan Schedules you wish to include in the report.

Comment Tab

This is an optional value where additional comments can be added to the Report Schedule grid under the Comments column. 

To send a report immediately, select the scheduled report and click Send Now.

Steps to Modify and Delete a Schedule




Will allow you to remove the report schedule that you have currently selected.


To edit a schedule, right-click on it and select Edit.


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