This article explains how to connect Exabeam Security Analytics to Workbench.

Step 1: Enable console access

The Exabeam Security Management Platform uniquely combines a data lake for unlimited data collection, machine learning for advanced analytics, and automated incident response into an integrated set of products. The SOC analysts require a dedicated user account, which allows us to respond to security alerts and leverage the data available in Exabeam Security Analytics.


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  1. At the bottom of the left-hand context menu, select Settings.

  2. In the Team section of the submenu, select Users.

  3. In the upper right portion of the Users page, select + New User. Enter the following information for the fields:

    Field name

    What to put in it

    User Type




    Full Name

    Expel SOC


    Optional field can be left blank


    Enter a password. Save the password to enter later in Workbench.

  4. For Role, select Tier 3 Analyst. If a custom role is preferred, complete the next few steps, being sure to note the permission requirements. If you do not need a custom role, skip to Step 2.

  5. At the bottom of the left-hand context menu, select Settings.

  6. In the Team section of the settings submenu, select Roles.

  7. In the upper right portion of the Users page, select + New Role.

    • Role Name - enter "Expel".
    • Description - enter "Expel Custom Role".
  8. Select Advanced Analytics, and then select the following permissions:



    View Activities


    View Executive Info


    View Global Insights


    View Infographics


    View Insights


    View Rules


    Edit and Approve


    Approve Lockouts

    Optional but recommended

    Accept Sessions

    Optional but recommended

    Manage Rules

    Optional but recommended

    Manage Watchlist

    Optional but recommended



    Manage Search Library

    Optional but recommended

    Basic Search


    Threat Hunting


    View Search Library


Step 2: Generate API credentials

  1. Navigate to Advanced Analytics > Core > Cluster Authorization Token.

  2. In the Cluster Authentication Token menu, select + to add a new token.

  3. In the Setup Token dialog box:

    • Token Name - enter a name for the token.

    • Expiry Date - select "Permanent".

    • Permission Level - select "Tier 3 Analyst".

  4. Select Save.

  5. Copy the generated token for use in the next step.

Step 3: Configure the technology in Workbench

  1. Go to

  2. Complete the fields using the credentials and information you collected in Step 1 and Step 2.

    • (On-prem only) Select an Assembler from the list. If you have an assembler, select the assembler you set up in Getting connected to Workbench

    • For Name, type a name that's meaningful to you.

    • Type the city or site where your Exabeam installation is located for Location.

    • Under Connection Settings, for Token type the token you generated in Step 2 and for Server Address type the IP address for Exabeam.

    • For Username and Password, type the information you created in Step 1.

  3. You can provide console access now or set it up later. Use the instructions below to set it up later.


This page was accurate at the time of writing, but changes happen. If you find the instructions are outdated, let us know via your engagement manager or account representative.