Skip to content

Create or edit a dashboard

You can create a dashboard that shows the types of information you want. You can also edit your dashboard later.

These dashboards are for your use only. Other admins don't see them.

Create a dashboard

You can create a custom dashboard that suits your needs by selecting widgets from our library.

Show me how

To create a dashboard, do as follows:

  1. In Sophos Central, go to Dashboards > Manage dashboards.
  2. On the Manage dashboards page, click Create new.

    "Create new" button.

  3. In the Create dashboard dialog, enter a Name and Description for your dashboard. Click Next.

    "Create dashboard" dialog.

  4. On the next page, you can build your dashboard using widgets from the Widgets library on the left. A widget is a user interface element that displays data about your devices, users, or security software.

    New dashboard page showing the Widgets library.

  5. Find a widget you want to add to your dashboard.

    You can scroll through the widgets or use filters and sorting to find the widgets you want. See Filter widgets.

  6. Add the widget to the blank grid on the right. There are two ways to do this:

    • Drag and drop the widget onto the grid.

      Dragging a widget to the grid.

    • Hover on the widget until you see the plus sign. Then click it to add the widget to the grid.

      Widget showing the Plus sign.

  7. The widget is now in place and starts displaying data.

    We automatically save your changes as you create your dashboard.

    New dashboard.

  8. Repeat for each widget you want. You can add the same widget more than once to show data from different sources. See Add a widget to the same dashboard more than once

    The widgets are fitted into the grid automatically, starting at the top left. You can drag widgets to rearrange them or resize them to fit.

    The widgets in the widget library now show a number that indicates how many times you've added them to dashboards.

  9. Click Done in the upper right.

Your dashboard is added to your list of dashboards on the Manage dashboards page. It also shows in the Dashboards menu.

Edit a dashboard

To edit a dashboard you've created previously, do as follows:

  1. In Sophos Central, go to Dashboards > Manage dashboards.

  2. On the Manage dashboards page, find the dashboard you want to edit and click the Edit icon in that dashboard's row in the list.

    Dashboard with the Edit icon shown.

  3. On the next page, edit dashboard details and add or remove widgets in the same way you do when you create a dashboard.

    Dashboard ready to be edited.