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Step 1: Enable console access

This procedure creates a user account for Expel that keeps the Expel activity separate from other activity on the FireEye HX console.

  1. Navigate to Admin > Appliance Settings.

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  2. Click User Accounts on the left.

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    • For Username add Expel.

    • Ensure the Role is set to Admin.

    • Type a Password.

Step 2: Generate API credentials

This procedure creates an authentication token that allows the Expel Assembler to access the FireEye HX API.

  1. Go to the User Accounts section.

  2. For Username add expelapi.

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  3. Make sure the Role is set to API Admin.

  4. Type a Password.

Step 3: Configure the technology in Workbench

  1. In a new browser tab, log into https://workbench.expel.io.

  2. On the console page, navigate to Settings and click Security Devices.

  3. At the top of the page, click Add Security Device.

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  4. Search for and select FireEye HX.

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  5. Select an Assembler from the list with network connectivity to the FireEye HX device. Select the assembler you set up in Getting Connected to Expel Workbench.

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    • For Name type the host name of the FireEye HX device.

    • For Location type the geographic location of the appliance.

    • For Server address type the FireEye HX device IP and communications port in the following format: https://<serverip>:3000. Find the Device IP in the FireEye HX console > Admin > Appliance Settings > Network.

    • For API Password and API Username type the API Admin credentials previously created in the FireEye HX console in Step 2.

    • In the optional Console Login section, for Username and Password, type the Admin credentials created in the FireEye HX console in Step 1.