Welcome to Expel. We’re excited to be working with you! We’ve put a lot of effort into making it as easy as possible to get going. You have 3 basic steps and this article walks you through each of them.

  • Step 1: Get your account set up in Expel Workbench.

  • Step 2: Complete configuration steps on your technologies.

  • Step 3: Connect your technologies to Expel Workbench.

Three steps. That’s it and you’re ready to go! We’re always looking to make things easier, so if you see anything along the way that'd make this process smoother, don’t be shy—let us know!

Step 1: Set up your Expel Workbench account

The Expel Workbench is what you use to see everything Expel is doing for you. Here’s how you get your account set up:

  1. Check your inbox. You received a Welcome to Expel email. It includes a link to activate your Expel Workbench account. If you haven’t received the email (or just can’t find it) don’t worry. Just let us know and we’ll send another one over to you right away.

  2. Click the Activation button in your welcome email and follow the directions to configure your password and multifactor authentication. You need a multifactor authentication app on your phone or computer to complete creating your account.


Bookmark https://workbench.expel.io so you have quick access to Expel Workbench in the future.

Step 2: Configure your technologies
  1. In the knowledge base, search for and find the Getting Started Guide for your technology.

  2. Complete the steps in the articles.


Some on-prem technologies require the deployment of an Expel Assembler. For information on the Expel Assembler, search the knowledge base for the assembler you're interested in.

Step 3: Add your security devices

Follow this procedure on https://workbench.expel.io for each technology to connect to Expel Workbench:

  1. Click the Dashboards link in the upper left. The Welcome to Expel Workbench screen appears. The technology your organization purchased is listed.

  2. Click the technology you want to set up.

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  4. Continue until all your technology is set up.

If your organization purchased additional technology and you want to add it to Expel Workbench, use the instructions below.

  1. Click Organization Settings.

  2. Click Security Devices in the left panel.

  3. Click the + Add Security Device button.

  4. Select the type of security device you want to connect.

  5. Type a Name and Location that's meaningful to both you and to Expel.

  6. Type additional information specific to the security device type.