Setting your API keys

Modified on: Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 at 2:51 PM


The CTAS server comes with a number of Transforms which require you to enter your own API keys or credentials for those Transforms to run.

All search engine based Transforms use Bing Web Search API. Enter your Bing Web Search API key in the Bing API Key field in order to use the web search based Transforms.

A number of CTAS Transforms use the IBM Natural Language Understanding API to extract Entities from text and also analyze sentiments of sentence(s). Enter your API Key/URL or Username/Password in order to run Transforms based on IBM Natural Language Understanding API.

IBM Natural Language Understanding migrated from using Username/Password based authentication to API Key/API URL based authentication. You can still use your valid Username/Password if you don't have the API Key/API URL. You can sign up for a Natural Language Understanding API key here:

MST On-prem (CTAS) users are required to set their API keys as environmental variables in the mst-onprem.yml file.


The following keys need to be set:

Bing Search Service API

You can sign up for a Bing Search API key here.

bing_search_service_api_key: ""

bing_cognitive_service_api_key: ""

IBM Watson API

You can sign up for an IBM Watson API key here.

ibm_watson_api_key: ""

ibm_watson_api_url: ""

Maltego Legacy Config - BuiltWith API

You can sign up for a BuiltWith API here.

Read more about BuiltWith here.

maltego.legacy.config.builtwith_api_key: ""

Example API Key Settings






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