OSRFramework, the Open Sources Research Framework is a AGPLv3+ project by i3visio focused on providing API and tools to perform more accurate online researches.
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OSRFramework: Open Sources Research Framework

Copyright (C) 2014-2018 F. Brezo and Y. Rubio, i3visio

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1 - Description

OSRFramework is a GNU AGPLv3+ set of libraries developed by i3visio to perform Open Source Intelligence tasks. They include references to a bunch of different applications related to username checking, DNS lookups, information leaks research, deep web search, regular expressions extraction and many others. At the same time, by means of ad-hoc Maltego transforms, OSRFramework provides a way of making these queries graphically as well as several interfaces to interact with like OSRFConsole or a Web interface.

2 - License: GNU AGPLv3+

This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

For more details on this issue, check the COPYING file.

3 - Installation

Fast way to do it on any system for a user with administration privileges:

pip2 install osrframework

You can upgrade to the latest release of the framework with:

pip2 install osrframework --upgrade

This will manage all the dependencies for you and install the latest version of the framework.

If you needed further information on how to install OSRFramework on certain systems, note that you may need to add export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin to your ~/.bashrc_profile). This has been confirmed in some distributions, including MacOS. In any case, we recommend you yo have a look at the INSTALL.md file where we provide additional details for these cases.

4 - Basic usage

If everything went correctly (we hope so!), it's time for trying usufy.py, mailfy.py and so on. But we are they? They are installed in your path meaning that you can open a terminal anywhere and typing the name of the program (seems to be an improvement from previous installations...). Examples:

osrf --help
usufy -n i3visio febrezo yrubiosec -p twitter facebook
searchfy -q "i3visio"
mailfy -n i3visio

Type -h or --help to get more information about which are the parameters of each application.

You can find the configuration files in a folder created in your user home to define the default behaviour of the applications:

# Configuration files for Linux and MacOS
# Configuration files for Windows

OSRFramework will look for the configuration settings stored there. You can add new credentials there and if something goes wrong, you can always restore the files stored in the defaults subfolder.

5 - Other utils

Previous versions of OSRFramework included several useful utils that now have been moved to separate packages. The server, the console UI and the Maltego transforms are packaged separatedly so as to make it easier the maintenance of these utils. Thus, you can still install this packages with:

pip install osrframework_server osrframework_console osrframework_maltego --user


If you want to extend the functionalities of OSRFramework and you do not know where to start from, check the HACKING.md file.


More details about the authors in the AUTHORS.md file.