This article explains how to connect Network Detection and Response 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 Network Detection and Response 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>


    Yes, the "+" sign is part of the email address, and it's important. Click here to find out why.

  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 Network Detection and Response 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 Network Detection and Response 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 Network Detection and Response.

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    • For Name type the host name of the Network Detection and Response 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.


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 If you find the instructions are outdated, let us know via your engagement manager or account representative.