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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Hierarchical layout – In hierarchical layout entities are grouped by layers that are stacked on top of each other.

New graph shortcut You can create a new graph by clicking the Application Button and then clicking New: There are four standard layouts. Graph bar buttons When there are more tabs than can be displayed, the additional tabs will not be shown. They also need to 1: Using the Overview view to navigate a large graph Zooming with your Mouse The mouse wheel can be used to zoom in and out of malteog graph. Interactive organic — this layout is a lot like the organic layout.

Interactive organic layout Freezing and refreshing the graph 9 Freezing the graph — The freeze button is used when you have many nodes that are coming into the graph e.

Layout sidebar with labels Full screen mode – Makes maltgo Maltego client full screen shown in the image below. Example graph with view set to ball size by total number of links.

At the bottom of the context menu the action bar is found. Entities in Maltego are used to represent different types of information and are represented as nodes on your graph. Display options The following sections will cover each part of the Display options tab.

Graph layout options The graph layout allows you to configure various layout options for your Maltego graphs which determine how entities are drawn in relation to each other. If the Maltego client can make a connection to the Maltego servers, a tick mark will be returned as in the image below: The zoom will always be based relative to the position of your mouse pointer on the graph.


The reason for this is that the IP address on the left has manula incoming links that originate from two different sources while the IP address on the right has two incoming links but they both originate from the same source.

The Maltego client makes various sounds when different events happen on a graph to notify you. The image below shows the merge window for three entities being merged: To pan around your graph, right-click and hold while moving the mouse in the desired direction.

Getting Started Maltego Concepts Before we get our hands dirty, there are a three of important concepts in Maltego that need to be defined.

Diverse decent malttego this view is probably the most difficult manula understand. Next to the Options button, there is also an Exit button which, when clicked, will close the Maltego application. FAQ This page includes a malteego of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers. When running multiple transforms, you can click on the transform progress to see which transform is currently running: Action bar The action bar, found at the bottom of the context menu, allows you to perform a range of actions on the selected manula of your graph.

Clicking the Web Browser dropdown field will show a list of web browsers that are installed on the system and allow you to choose a new web browser for Maltego to use. If the graph selection includes entities of different types, then the context menu will include all items that are available to either of the selected entities.


Ball size by all links — Entities are sized according to the total number of links incoming and outgoing it has. With diverse decent, entities are sized according to the number of incoming links the entity has. Once a graph is saved, the display name on the name tag will change to maual name under which it was saved.

You can also choose to completely switch off truncating entity values. The top level of the context menu is where the different transform hub items that you have installed are listed.

Maltego User-guide

Manual Links Figure An entities relevance is represented by the entities weight. Once you have created a new graph you will get a fresh page within a new tab, surrounded by a range of control windows as shown in the image below.


The new entities that are returned by transforms will still be laid out. No documentation is provided with this as it is purely for demonstration purposes. Entity note tab in entity details 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.

The entity type icon will be overlaid the profile image in the bottom left-hand corner of the entity as shown in the image below: Selected entity value to show truncated text The Max Entity Label Length option allows you to choose how many characters an entity value can be before it is truncated.

For this reason, the Maltego client has been made very versatile and adaptable. The image below shows an example of a maaltego domain entity: This page includes a list of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers. The ten actions from the action bar are labelled in the image below and then described further below that.

Each of these actions will be described in later sections. When zoomed closely into the graph, each entity will be represented as an entity icon with its value written beneath as shown in the image below: If Maltego only has a single transform hub manusl installed the context menu will open in the set level as there is only one item to choose from in the top level. This is better explained with a graph. It malhego this maptego querying a data source and returning the results maanual new entities on your graph.

Again, the image below shows a comparison of two different font sizes set for this option: Views are used to extract non-obvious information from large graphs — where the analyst cannot see clear relationships by manual inspection of data.

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