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How to authenticate VirusTotal for use with Tines

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Written by Daniel Stoeski
Updated over a week ago

VirusTotal allows you to analyze suspicious files, domains, IPs, and URLs to detect malware and other breaches and automatically share them with the security community. Here's our guide for integrating with VirusTotal using Tines:

First, get a VirusTotal API key

  1. Visit and sign in. You'll need to sign up if you are not an existing VirusTotal customer.

  2. Click on your profile in the top right-hand corner and select API key:

  3. Copy the API key.

Then, create a VirusTotal credential in Tines

  1. Login to your Tines tenant

  2. Navigate to the team that will be using the API and click "Credential"

  3. Click "+ New Credential" and select "Text"

  4. Input the values for the VirusTotal credential

    1. Name: Required

    2. Description: Optional

    3. Value: API Key

  5. Optional

    1. Domains: Ensure this credential can only be used when making HTTP requests to specific domains.

    2. Access: What other teams can also use the API

For more on creating credentials in Tines, click here.

You can find a selection of VirusTotal stories in the Tines story library.

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