Locally-configured detectors

Adding a Detector configuration

Locally-configured detectors are configured in your config.yaml file under the detectors field.

Example config

concurrency: "8"
detectors:
- keywords:
  - keyword1
  - keyword2
  name: custom regex detector
  regex:
    id: id-[a-zA-Z0-9]{16}
    secret: '[a-zA-Z0-9]{32}'
  verify:
  - endpoint: http://localhost:8000
    headers:
    - 'Authorization: Bearer token'
    unsafe: true
logLevel: info
trufflehogAddress: https://gnarly-flying-pancake.c1.prod.trufflehog.org
trufflehogScannerGroup: account 1 - us-west-2
trufflehogScannerToken: thog-agent-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Custom Regex

Beta detector

The custom regex detector allows you to define your own detector using regular expressions with optional verification using a webhook.

detectors:
- keywords:
  - hog
  name: hog detector
  regex:
    adjective: hogs are (\S+)
  verify:
  - endpoint: http://localhost:8000/
    headers:
    - 'Authorization: Bearer token'
    unsafe: true

keywords are fixed string literals that appear around or in the regular expression you would like to use. They are required and allow us to apply the regular expression to only relevant chunks of data, speeding up scan time. If any one of the provided keywords are found in a chunk of data, the detector will search for the regular expressions.

The regex section is where you’ll define one or more named regular expression. A match is one of each of the named regular expressions. The total number of matches is the Cartesian product of the regular expressions up to a maximum of 100. For example, if RegexA has 2 matches: A, B and RegexB has 3 matches: 1, 2, 3, the total number of matches will be 6: (A, 1), (A, 2), (A, 3), (B, 1), (B, 2), (B, 3).

Verification

Verification is done via a webhook POST request to the provided endpoint. unsafe must be set to true if the endpoint is HTTP. Provided headers will be sent as is to the verification server.

Payload and Response

An example payload is provided for the above configuration.

{
    "hog detector": {
        "adjective": ["hogs are cool", "cool"]
    }
}

The first index in the array is the full match and subsequent indices are any sub-matches (delineated by surrounding parentheses in the regular expression).

A response status code of 200 OK will mark the secret as verified. Any other response status code will mark the secret as unverified.

An example verification server in Python can be found here.


Last updated on 02-02-2023