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Getting Started

This article describes how to log in to your Brinqa Platform, the different tabs and menus in your Brinqa Platform, how to edit the list view columns, and how to export and download your list views.

Log in to your Brinqa Platform

Each Brinqa Platform has a unique and secure web address. The base URL for each instance has this default format: https://<instancename>

To log in to your instance from a web browser, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the base URL in any web browser. The welcome page displays.

    • If your instance uses single sign-on (SSO), you can use an external identity provider such as Google to authenticate.

    • If your instance does not use SSO, enter your user name or email address, and then your password.

  2. Click Log in.

Brinqa user interface

The Brinqa user interface (UI) is the main way to interact with menus and pages in your instance. Since the Brinqa UI is customizable, the exact menus in your Brinqa Platform may vary. See the Navigation Menu Items for reference.

Most of the pages in the Brinqa UI display a list view of your data. You can search through the records to limit what's displayed, and then click each item to view more details. You can also edit the list view columns to display more or fewer columns, select multiple items at once to perform bulk actions, or export the list view.

Your Brinqa Platform contains several pages or modules in the navigation menu. The following table describes the different items you may see in the navigation menu:

HomeDisplays the homepage of your Brinqa Platform.
DashboardDisplays the default dashboard for specific topics pertaining to your data. For example, Asset management, Findings counts and trends, SLA compliance, and more. You can modify the dashboard to fit the needs of your organization.
GroupsDisplays a list view of different groups in your company. Hold the pointer over Groups to display and choose from different Group categories, including Organization and Directory.
InventoryDisplays a list view of your assets retrieved from data integration. Hold the pointer over Inventory to display and choose from different Inventory categories, including Assets, Apps, Cloud, Network, and Human Resources.
FindingsDisplays a list view of your findings retrieved from data integration and data orchestration.
ExploreSearches all your data and displays results in a graph or list view. You must enter your search using the Brinqa query language (BQL).
RemediationDisplays a list view of your remediation efforts. Hold the pointer over Remediation to display and choose from different Remediation categories, including Ticket, Sprint, and Requests.
AutomationDisplays a list view of your automations.
AnalyticsDisplays a container for your Reports and Knowledge base items. Hold the pointer over Analytics to choose from Reports or Knowledge Base categories, including Risk factors, Definitions, CWEs, or CVEs.
IntegrationsDisplays a list view of the configuration for your data integrations.
Notifications notification iconDisplays notifications in your instance.
Apps app iconSwitch to different apps in your instance.
Administration admin buttonAccess the Administration menu, including user administration, views, data models, data servers, and more.
Help help iconAccess the Brinqa documentation, contact the Brinqa Service Desk, or raise an issue by sending an email to Click About to find out the build and version number, host IP address, host name, and uptime of your Brinqa Platform.
Account account iconEdit your user information, change your password, view exports, or log out of your account.

Bulk actions

The Brinqa UI supports bulk actions. You can perform certain actions to one or more selections at the same time, as opposed to performing the same action to individual records over and over.

For example, you can navigate to Findings and select one or more of the findings in the list view, and then click the Select an action menu to choose from the available actions to apply to your selected records. Actions include add tag, remove tag, update owner, create exception request, and more.

Edit list view columns

You can customize what columns are displayed on the page by clicking Select columns column-button under the BQL button.

You can select additional columns or remove some columns. For example, the Findings page displays a default set of columns. If you want to add Risk score to the Findings page, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Select columns column select menu.

  2. Select Risk score.

  3. Click Close.

Risk score displays on the Findings page.

Export and download list views

You can export and download list views to share with others or edit and view in a third party spreadsheet application.

To export and download a list view, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to a list view page. For example, Inventory > All assets.

  2. Click Export export arrow icon. A window appears.

  3. Enter a name for the export.

  4. For Include, select either Displayed attributes or All exportable attributes.

  5. Click Export. The following message appears on the lower-left corner: "Data will be generated and it will be available on the Export page."


The export does not download to your local storage directly, as large datasets can take a long time to generate. You will receive an email with a link to download the export.

  1. To download on the Export page, Click Account account menu icon and then Exports.

  2. Click the name of the export. A new page appears.

  3. Click Download. The .csv file downloads to your local storage.