This article explains how to connect Endpoint Security (HX) to Workbench.

Step 1: Enable console access

This procedure creates a user account for Expel that keeps the Expel activity separate from other activity on the Endpoint Security (HX) console.

Note

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  1. Navigate to Admin > Appliance Settings.

  2. Click User Accounts on the left.

    • 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 Endpoint Security (HX) API.

  1. Go to the User Accounts section.

  2. For Username add expelapi.

  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.

  4. Search for and select Endpoint Security (HX).

  5. Make the following selections.

    • (On-prem only) Select an Assembler from the list with network connectivity to the Endpoint Security (HX) device. Select the assembler you set up in Getting connected to Expel Workbench.

    • For Name type the host name of the Endpoint Security (HX) device.

    • For Location type the geographic location of the appliance.

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

    • For API Password and API Username type the API Admin credentials previously created in the Endpoint Security (HX) console in Step 2.

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

Tip

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 If you find the instructions are outdated, let us know via your engagement manager or account representative.

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