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ThreatExchange API Overview

Authenticate via an Access Token

The ThreatExchange APIs perform authentication via access tokens. After Facebook notifies you that your App can access ThreatExchange, use the access token tool to get an App Token. Please note, app tokens give access to sensitive details to your app and should be treated like a password.

With the access token, test your access to ThreatExchange by retrieving the list of members in the exchange:<access_token>

If this request does not return an error, you are now ready to begin exploring the ThreatExchange API!

Searching Data Using the API

With your newly activated access token, perform a search for malicious URLs added in the last week:;status=MALICIOUS&amp;since=a week ago&amp;access_token=<access_token>

Please note that not all fields are returned by default. Consult the reference documentation and specify the fields you are looking to read by appending the fields parameter. See the Graph API guide for more details.

Publishing Data Using the API

Test publish a domain,, ensuring only you are able to see the data:


description=Test data publishing

The return value will be a JSON map with a success or failure code and, if the call is successful, the unique ThreatExchange ID for the descriptor you published!

Publish a descriptor for your own domain,, and share it with Facebook's app ID, 820763734618599:


description=The domain owned by <your_app_id>

More API Examples

Search for all compromised credentials found on the Internet within the last day:|1235]

Find the unique ThreatExchange ID for a specific indicator, such as|1235

Explore related indicators for a specific indicator with ThreatExchange ID 898557073557972:|1235

Explore all of the descriptors for a specific indicator with ThreatExchange ID 898557073557972:|1235

See more examples on our Github, or on the endpoint pages for threat indicators, threat descriptors.

Python/Ruby/Java/Curl wrappers

The above snippets showed you some examples of the bare REST API. For an easier path to integration please see our Python wrapper.

Please also see our descriptor-focused reference designs in Ruby, Java, and bare-curl.