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By following these steps, you create a user account for Expel that keeps the Expel activity separate from other activity on the Splunk console.

Note

Expel needs access to the Splunk device or instance through port 8000 (UI) and 8089 (API). For cloud instances, follow the Splunk Configure IP Allow List instructions to grant Expel these access privileges:

  • Search head API access

  • Search head UI access

Expel has 6 egress IP addresses. All requests to rest API come from 1 of 6 IP addresses. We’ve designed this so it can scale significantly without Expel needing to add new IP addresses to the list.

Step 1: Enable console access

  1. Log into Splunk.

  2. Navigate to Settings > Access Controls > Users.

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  3. Click the +Add new button.

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  4. Fill in the following information:

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    • For Name type Expel.

    • For Full name type Expel SOC.

    • For E-mail address type soc@expel.io.

    • Set the Password.

    • For Time Zone select GMT (or UTC).

    • For Assign roles select User.

    • Clear Require password change on first login.

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After console access is established for Expel, the remaining onboarding steps for this technology can also be performed by Expel. Reach out to your engagement manager if this is needed and we're happy to complete the integration!

Step 2: Configure the technology in Workbench

  1. Go to https://workbench.expel.io/settings/security-devices?setupIntegration=splunk.

  2. If your installation is on premises (On-prem), then select the Assembler connected to the Splunk device. This is the assembler you set up in Getting Connected to Expel Workbench.

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  3. Fill in the following information:

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    • Name: the hostname of the Splunk device.

    • Location: the geographic location of the appliance.

    • Username: the username created in Step 1.

    • Password: the password created in Step 1.

    • Leave the Splunk Enterprise Security instance? field blank.

      Note

      Integration_Vendors: Splunk Enterprise Security alerts require review by Expel before enabling. Reach out to your engagement manager for details.

    • Server address:

      • Cloud: type the Splunk server address and port 8089. For example: https://<domainname>.splunkcloud.com:8089.

      • On-prem: type the Splunk console IP address and port 8089. For example: https://10.10.10.10:8089/.