Command line utility to get information about a website using URLScan.io's APIs.
URLScan.io is a useful tool for scanning and obtaining information from potentially malicious websites. The creators of URLScan have very helpfully made an API which can be used to add some automation to your workflow.
urlscanio is a simple Python CLI utility which makes use of the aforementioned APIs to automate my own personal workflow when it comes to using URLScan.
urlscanio requires Python >= 3.8. You will also need a URLScan.io account and/or API key.
If you have a compatible Python version installed, simply run (using
pip3 if necessary):
pip install urlscanio
How to use
In this section, the different functions of the CLI are outlined. You may also use
urlscanio -h or
urlscanio --help for information within your terminal.
API key and download directory
This tool requires an environment variable named
URLSCAN_API_KEY containing your API key. Optionally, you may also set an environment variable called
URLSCAN_DATA_DIR to specify where the screenshots and DOM should be downloaded. If not set, they will be downloaded in the directory you run
It is recommended to use
.zshrc for this. If using PowerShell, add
URLSCAN_DATA_DIR to your user profile.
urlscanio will use the proxy settings specified by the
NO_PROXY environment variables if present.
Provided a URL (containing the protocol and domain at minimum), will request a scan and download the corresponding screenshot and DOM, as well as the report URL.
urlscanio -i https://www.some-dodgy.website urlscanio --investigate http://some-dodgy.website
Submit scan request
Provided a URL (containing the protocol and domain at minimum), will request a scan and return the UUID generated. This can then be used to determine eg the screenshot location.
urlscanio -s https://www.some-dodgy.website urlscanio --submit http://some-dodgy.website
Retrieve scan information
Provided the UUID linked to the scan in question, will query the API to download the screenshot and DOM from the report, as well as return the report URL.
urlscanio -r c5be1459-0a64-4751-bf25-8dd6d3c5742d urlscanio --retrieve c5be1459-0a64-4751-bf25-8dd6d3c5742d
urlscanio includes a verbosity flag which takes 3 possible values: 0 (critical), 1 (info), and 2 (debug). This can be used with of the above commands to produce varying amounts of
logs to give context to the commands run. If the flag is not passed, the verbosity is set to 0. If the flag is passed without a value, the verbosity level is set to one.
urlscanio -i https://www.some-dodgy.website # verbosity is 0 (critical) urlscanio -v -i https://www.some-dodgy.website # verbosity is 1 (info) urlscanio -v 0 -i https://www.some-dodgy.website # verbosity is 0 (critical) urlscanio -v 1 -i https://www.some-dodgy.website # verbosity is 1 (info) urlscanio -v 2 -i https://www.some-dodgy.website # verbosity is 2 (debug)
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