This article explains how to connect QRadar SIEM to Workbench.


  • Make sure you install the QRadar Use Case Manager application. The application supplies SOC analysts with an essential function that supports their operations.

Quick Start

Step 1: Enable Console Access

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


Expel secures all login information our SOC analysts need about your devices in an MFA password product. Access to this login information is protected using our internal MFA processes. To learn more about the IP addresses all Expel traffic comes from, go here.

  1. Navigate to Admin > Users. A new window opens.

  2. Click +Add next to the search bar in the new window.

  3. Type a User Name.

  4. Complete User Description as you want.

  5. For E-mail type: soc+<Your_Organization_Name>


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

  6. Under Authentication toggle Local Authentication Fallback on and type a password.

  7. Set the User Role and Security Profile to Admin.

  8. Close the window.

Step 2: Enable API Access for Expel

This procedure creates an authentication token that allows the Expel Assembler to access the QRadar SIEM API.

  1. Navigate to Admin > Authorized Services. A new window opens.

  2. Click the Add Authorized Service in the Manage Authorized Services window.

  3. Type Expel API as the Service Name.

  4. Make sure the User Role and Security Profile are set to Admin.

  5. Select No Expiry.

  6. Click Create Service.

  7. Make note of the newly generated Authentication Token.

Step 3: Configure QRadar SIEM 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 QRadar SIEM.

    QRadar fields on the Add Security Devuice screen
    • (On-prem) Select the Assembler with a network connectivity to the QRadar SIEM device.

    • Name - enter the hostname of the QRadar SIEM device.

    • Location - enter the geographic location of the appliance.

    • Server address - enter the hostname or console IP of device.

    • API key - enter the Authentication Token created in step 2.

    • Use case manager ID - enter the numeric ID of the QRadar Use Case Manager application.

    • Username and Password - enter the credentials created in step 1.

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

Step 4: Edit the Device to Add Console Access


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.