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VirusTotal Authentication Guide

How to authenticate VirusTotal for use with Tines

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 www.virustotal.com 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

VirusTotal connect flow (recommended):

  1. Login to your Tines tenant

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

  3. Click "+ New Credential" and select "VirusTotal" and follow the prompts to connect.

Manual credential creation

This method is not recommended as the VirusTotal connect flow creates this credential with much less complexity. However, if you need to create this credential set manually, see the following steps below:

  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

Learn more about our connect flows here.

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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