Which version of Java should I use and how do I configure it?
Modified on: Tue, 4 Apr, 2023 at 9:48 AM
Preferred Java Versions
Maltego runs on Java 8, Java 11 and Java 17.
Maltego supports Java LTS (Long Term Support) versions - currently Java 8, Java 11 and Java 17.
How to use Maltego's Java Config UI
Opening the UI
You can find the Java Config UI for Maltego by searching "configure" in your Start Menu and clicking on the application with the Maltego icon.
The jar file needed to run the Config UI should be located in the following location:
Running the following command in your terminal, should launch the configure app:
In the Start Menu, search "Maltego Memory Config"
or run Maltego_memory_config in terminal
Selecting your Java installation
Once your have opened the configure UI, you can use the "Path" dropdown to select the Java installation to use when running Maltego.
Editing the Java Config file
If you would prefer to edit the config file rather than using the UI, you can edit the following text file:
Version 4.3.X and above:
Maltego 4.2.19 and below:
Add/change the variable "jdkhome" in maltego.conf to point to the path of your Java installation.