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Developer. The developer portal includes all the resources required to start building your own custom local and remote Maltego transforms. The portal also. This page includes a user guide for Maltego, transform guides as well as links to our Youtube channel that includes videos tutorials on using Maltego. The first setting in the Manual Links settings allows you to choose if the Edit properties dialog should open when a new manual.

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The first option sets the font of the Detail View. Panning around your graph with the mouse. Two different font sizes for the machine window.


When your mouse is over a transform hub item, a configure icon will appear. Color palette to set default link color. If the Maltego client can make a connection to the Maltego servers, a tick mark will be returned as in the image below:. Leaving this option checked enhances offline support and bandwidth usage at the cost of increased file size.

The Context Menu The context menu allows you to run transform on the selected entities on your graph. Refresh graph — Enabled when your graph is frozen and new entities have been returned.

The image below shows the different options that are available to choose from the defaults settings are shown:. However, incoming links with different grandparent entities are weighted higher. If the Maltego client can make a connection to the Maltego servers, a tick mark will be returned as in the image below: The image below shows an example of a truncated domain entity: The options menu is sorted by different tabs, each of which are explained in the following sub-sections.

The seven views that come with Maltego out-the-box are covered in layout sidebar section.


The following sections will describe what each of the view options will do to your graph. The Max Entity Label Length option allows you to choose how many characters an entity value can be before it is truncated.

Maltego User Guide

View Tab The View tab in the Maltego client allows you to configure settings relating to the view of your graph. No proxy — Use this setting if you have a direct connection to the Internet and do not connect through a web matego.

The entity Details window includes four separate tabs described below:.

When a type action is run, your default web browser will open and the search will be performed there. Views can be used to determine the size and color of entities based on different properties of the graph.

Each format is described below: Think malhego this as a tree based layout — like a file manager. Views are used to extract non-obvious information from large graphs — where the analyst cannot see clear relationships by manual inspection of data.

New file attachments can be added maltegk clicking the Attach button. List of graphs that are currently open. This transform hub item includes all the standard OSINT transforms manjal querying public information sources online.

It is possible for the transforms from a transform hub item to not be categorized into sets, in this case selecting the transform hub item in the context menu will go straight to the transform level in the menu. The last option that can be set from the Java Options tab is the maximum amount of memory that the Maltego client can use.

You will see the selection circle appear around it.

Maltego User Guide

Top level The top level of the context menu is where the different transform hub items that you have installed maltgo listed. Layout Sidebar The layout sidebar is always found on the left-hand side of your graph window. On a Maltego graph, entities with notes can be identified by the yellow page icon on the right-hand side of the entity icon as shown below.


At the bottom of the context menu the action bar is found. Changing the Other components font field will adjust all mqnual text in the Maltego client user interface.

This happens because Maltego can be used with custom entities, and the number of entities used is not known to the program.

In the Maltego client, entity values will be truncated with an ellipsis naltego help neaten the graph from long entity values. In the image above, the IP address entities are sized differently even though they both have two incoming links.

This section is all about getting the most out of your GUI. To unfreeze the graph simply press the same button and the graph will resume as normal.

Java Runtime Details about the version of Java that mlatego being used can be found under the Java Runtime section. Allows you to manually refresh the graph layout. Full vs incremental Layouts — This option should be used during collaborative sessions when you want to preserve your graph layout.

Left-clicking on a transform hub item will take you to the set level. Selected entity value to show truncated text The Max ,anual Label Length option allows you to choose how many characters an entity value can be before it is truncated.

The transform level of the context menu is where transforms are run from.