This article explains how to connect Protectwise to Workbench.

Step 1: Enable console access

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


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  1. Settings > User Management > Add User.

  2. For First Name type Expel.

  3. For Last Name type SOC.

  4. For Email type soc+<Your_Organization_Name>


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  5. Type a Password.

  6. Select Admin as the role.

Step 2: Enable API access for Expel

This procedure creates an authentication token that allows access to the Protectwise API.

Create the API token for the ‘soc+<Your Organization Name>’ Account


{ "email": "", "password": "MyPassword!" } 
  • You receive a response with your token.

{ "token": "" } 

For example

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d 

Make note of the token used next for registration within Workbench.

Step 3: Configure Protectwise in Workbench

  1. In a new browser tab, login to

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

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

  4. Search for and select Protectwise.

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    • For Name type the host name of the Protectwise device.

    • For Location type the geographic location of the appliance.

    • For Token type the generated in step 2.

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


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