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Introduction to Dashboards

After Lucidum has ingested data, you can view dashboards and charts in the Dashboards page. These dashboards and Charts provide insights into your environment.

This chapter provides an overview of the Dashboards page, charts, and dashboards to help you navigate the user interface.

Home Page

When you log in to Lucidum, the Home page displays the Lucidum CAASM Summary dashboard ( After you configure connectors and after Lucidum ingests data from those connectors, the dashboard is populated with the ingested data and enriched data from Lucidum.

To define a different dashboard as the Home page:

  1. Log in to your Lucidum system.

  2. In the left menu, click Home > Dashboards.

  3. In the Channel pane, click the channel where the dashboard lives.

  4. In the right pane, find the dashboard you want to set as default

  5. Click on its push-pin icon.

Viewing Dashboards

A dashboard is a page that displays one or more graphical charts. Each chart appears in its own pane and displays graphs, tables, and text. Each dashboard provides at-a-glance visibility into the assets, users, and data in your environment and the policies or compliance that matters most to you.

To view the Dashboard page, click on the Home icon in the left pane and choose Dashboards.

The Dashboard page organizes dashboards by Channels. Channels are groups that allow:

  • Each user to manage personal dashboards

  • Teams to share dashboards

  • Lucidum to publish dashboards for all users.

Lucidum includes pre-built dashboards, called Value-Oriented Dashboards or VODs.

Value-Oriented Dashboards display common use cases, such as asset inventory, risk overview, endpoint management, and more.

VODs are organized in the Lucidum Channels. For example, under Lucidum Channels, you should see channels for:

  • Cloud

  • Endpoint Security

  • Identity

  • Inventory

  • Security & IT Ops

  • Threat Intelligence

Users, even administrators, cannot add or remove dashboards from the Lucidum Channel.

Before you can display data in dashboards and charts, you must configure Lucidum to ingest data from your environment and then trigger data ingestion.

To view a dashboard:

  1. Log in to your Lucidum system.

  2. In the left menu, click Home > Dashboards.

  3. You can search for a dashboard in the Search Dashboard field or click the channel where the dashboard lives (for example, Lucidum Channels > Endpoint Security)

  4. In the list of dashboards in the right pane, click on the dashboard you want to view.

  5. Lucidum loads the selected dashboard.

  6. To view another dashboard, repeat these steps.

UI Elements in the Dashboards page

Each dashboard page includes the following elements:

  1. Add Global Filter. Opens the Query Builder pane, where you can define a parent query that affects all queries and all charts in the dashboard.

  2. Lock/Unlock Dashboard. Allows you to toggle on and off a lock for the dashboard. When unlocked, you can edit the layout of a dashboard.

  3. Add New Chart to Your Dashboard. Opens the New Chart dialog, where you can select the filters, Summary, and Chart Settings.

  4. Menu that includes the following options:

    • Switch Dashboard. Select from a list of dashboards and load a new dashboard in the current page.

    • Bulk Clone Charts. Selects all the charts in the current dashboard and creates copies.

    • Bulk Delete Charts. Deletes all the charts in the current dashboard.

    • Download JSON File. Exports the current dashboard to a JSON file and downloads the file. The JSON file can then be imported into another user’s Lucidum instance, via the Create Dashboard dialog.

    • Download PDF file. Exports the current dashboard as a PDF that you can save locally.

UI Elements in Charts

Each chart includes the following elements:

  1. Type of entity represented in the chart. Choices are:

    • Asset. An entity that stores, transmits, or processes data. Assets include laptops, workstations, servers, virtual machines, cloud instances, and docker containers. Lucidum uses connectors to ingest data from assets.

    • User. An entity that uses authentication and is associated with assets. Lucidum uses connectors (for example, for Microsoft Active Directory, Okta, cloud IAM account, HR software) to ingest data about users. Lucidum uses AI algorithms to de-duplicate users and align users with assets.

    • Asset-IP Mapping. Output from Lucidum AI algorithms that maps each asset to its IP address.

    • User-IP Mapping. Output from Lucidum AI algorithms that maps each user to its associated IP addresses.

  2. The Chart Title for the chart. The data in the chart is defined by the query and the Summary for the chart.

  3. Clone. Allows you to copy the chart to an existing dashboard.

  4. Query Result. Displays a table populated with the results of the query for the chart. You can also click through to view additional details about the data for each chart.

  5. Edit. Displays the Edit Chart dialog, where you can edit the query, Chart Title, Chart Type, Subtitle, and X Axis Title for the chart. This option appears only for dashboards that you have created or have admin privileges for.

  6. Delete. Removes the chart from the current dashboard. This option appears only for dashboards that you have created or have admin privileges for.

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