How to Start with Censys Search: Step by Step Guide
Follow the steps below to see the Internet in a whole new way.
1. Sign Up for a Censys Account
Before you can start using Censys Search, you need to sign up for a free account.
Follow this guide to Create a Free Censys Search Account.
2. Learn about the Censys Search Language
Read this introductory tutorial.
Or use CensysGPT to translate questions into queries.
Or download the Search cookbook: Cooking up Queries: Your Guide to Savory Internet Searches
3. Start Searching with Example Queries
4. Refine Your Queries
Using the examples as a pattern, refine your queries with values relevant to your investigations, or use the click-to-search button in the table view of any certificate or hos record to launch a search for something that interests you.
5. Utilize the Censys API
The Censys Search API allows you to integrate Censys data into your applications, scripts, or security tools.
Read the Search 2.0 API Quickstart guide to get started.
6. Follow Censys Search Best Practices
To make the most out of Censys Search, please follow our best practices:
Stay informed: Keep up with the latest changes and updates to Censys by regularly checking the official documentation and blog posts.
Respect privacy and legalities: Be aware of privacy concerns and legal considerations when using Censys Search. Ensure that your use of the tool complies with relevant laws and regulations.
Experiment and learn: The best way to become proficient with Censys Search is to experiment with different queries and explore its capabilities.
Collaborate and Share: Share your findings with the community, and collaborate with others in the field. Knowledge sharing is vital in cybersecurity.