Setting your API keys

Modified on: Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 11:40 AM


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. 

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

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.

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

bing_search_service_api_key: ""

bing_cognitive_service_api_key: ""

Bing Search API's have moved from Cognitive Services to Bing Search Services which uses a different API key. If your API key was created after October 30th, 2020 on the Bing Search Services website, then enter your key in the bing_search_service_api_key field. If your API key was created before October 30th, 2020 on the Congnitive Services website, then enter your key in the bing_cognitive_service_api_key field.

IBM Watson API

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 in order to run Transforms based on IBM Natural Language Understanding 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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