OSINTBuddy: Your Open-Source Intelligence Assistant

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In today’s data-rich digital world, navigating the vast information landscape is challenging. OSINTBuddy, an innovative open-source tool, simplifies data mining from public sources. This guide will walk you through its installation and demonstrate its diverse applications.

What is OSINTBuddy?

OSINTBuddy streamlines data mining from public sources, offering visual data representations for easier analysis. Its plugin system allows Python developers to swiftly integrate new data sources. OSINTBuddy taps into a wide range of data, including government records, media, internet content, academic publications, and more, making it ideal for analyzing unstructured data.

Installation Guide:

  1. Open your terminal. Windows users should use Tabby with Git Bash.
  2. Set Unix line endings: git config --global core.autocrlf false
  3. Clone the repository: git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/jerlendds/osintbuddy.git and navigate to the directory: cd osintbuddy
  4. Install Docker following instructions from the Docker website.
  5. Start Docker stack: Copy .env.example to .env if needed and run docker compose up
  6. Access OSINTBuddy at:
    • Frontend: http://localhost:3000
    • Backend: http://localhost:8000/api/
    • Documentation: http://localhost:8000/docs and http://localhost:8000/redoc

Use Cases:

  • Data Mining: Ideal for gathering and analyzing topic-specific data.
  • Visual Analysis: Simplifies understanding complex data sets.
  • Plugin Development: Enables Python developers to expand its functionality.
  • OSINT Research: Assists researchers in data collection and analysis.


OSINTBuddy is an invaluable tool for data miners, researchers, and developers in the open-source intelligence field. Its multifunctional capabilities and user-friendly interface make it a must-have for efficient data analysis. Install OSINTBuddy and unlock the potential of open-source intelligence.

Remember: Knowledge is power, but it comes with great responsibility.

For more OSINT resources and techniques, stay tuned to our blog and explore the exciting world of Open-Source Intelligence.

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