Adding CTAS to the Maltego Desktop Client

Modified on: Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 at 2:06 AM

After activation of the CTAS, you will need to configure the Maltego Desktop Client to use your internal server. The Maltego Desktop Client uses the Seed URL from the CTAS to discover Transforms, Entities, and Machines. 

If it is the first time setting up the Maltego Desktop Client, you can add your Internal CTAS Seed URL in the initial setup wizard which will popup the first time you open the application. If you have already installed the Public CTAS Server, then slightly different steps need to be taken. Both methods are explained below.

Freshly Installed Maltego Desktop Client

After successful activation of the Maltego Desktop Client, you will be prompted to select whether you would like to use the public CTAS or an internal CTAS. 

Check the Maltego Local Transform Server tickbox and enter your CTAS Seed URL as shown in the image above. 


Click Next and continue to follow the Configuration Wizard until the Transform server is added to your Maltego Client. All the Transforms, Entities, Machines, and configurations will be installed from your internal CTAS to your Maltego Desktop Client.

Existing Maltego Desktop Client

If you have already added the Public CTAS Server to your Maltego Desktop Client and you would like to replace it with your Internal CTAS, this can be done from the Transform Hub as explained below.

Uninstall Public Paterva CTAS

In each Maltego Desktop Client that you are going to add your Internal CTAS to, you will first need to uninstall the Public CTAS to avoid duplicate Transforms. This can be done by clicking on the Uninstall button on the Transform Hub item as shown in the image below:

Install Internal Paterva CTAS

Then, click the "+" button in the Transform Hub to manually add a Hub item:

Enter your server details into the Add Transform Seed window. The Seed URL of your CTAS server will always be: https://{{ server IPv4 or DNS Name }}/REMOTETAS.xml

Click OK, and then Install

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