Create an Audit

To create a new Audit in Comply, click "Create Audit" in the upper right-hand corner of the Audits tab.

  1. The required fields when creating an audit are:
  • Name: We recommend specifying the type of audit and the date.
  • Coverage Period: This field allows you to specify the period of time being audited (say, for example, the past 6 months for a SOC 2 Type 2). When attaching evidence to your audit requests, Comply will default to suggesting evidence that falls within this Coverage Period.
  • Ticket Due Date: If you create any Evidence Requests for your colleagues as part of the audit, they will default to being due on this date.
  1. At the next step, you have the option to import a Request List. Each Request List may contain many Request Items, where a single request is something like "System configuration standard documents or system hardening documentation for all systems (including router)."


File requirements

  • File type must be a CSV
  • The first column must have a header "id", all in lowercase and without quotes. This column should contain a unique identifier for each request.
  • The second column must have header "description", all in lowercase and without quotes. This column should contain an explanation of the purpose of the request.
  • There should be no additional columns other than those specified in the previous steps
  • There must be one row per item in the request list


You can generate a request list from most auditor's portals

If your external auditor has a portal through which they've asked you to submit evidence, in most cases you can generate a CSV export of what they're asking for directly from their portal. This will save you time as you map evidence items to their request list.

  1. Once you've uploaded your request list - or you want to skip the CSV upload - click "Create Audit."

Creating or Adding Additional Request Items

If you don't bulk upload your requests, or if you need to add additional requests after the bulk upload you're able to create requests within an Audit.

  1. Simply use the Add Request button in the top right

Next Up

Learn how to manage requests such as mapping evidence to them and completing them