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Automatization of Minemeld with API

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Im trying to create node using "autofocus.sampleMiner" proto using API.


When I try to get existing node config I get the following answer when I run /config/node/N


HTTP/2 200
server: nginx/1.11.3
date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:19:16 GMT
content-type: application/json
content-length: 227
expires: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:19:15 GMT
cache-control: no-cache
strict-transport-security: max-age=15724800; includeSubDomains; preload

  "result": {
    "name": "af-miner",
    "properties": {
      "inputs": [],
      "output": true,
      "prototype": "autofocus.samplesMiner"
    "version": "e5c8dd3c-16b5-4dbf-9798-72f8XXXXXXX"


I would like to customize "autofocus query" parameter in order to create custom miners. Any option?


Thank you in advance,


Happy new year.


L1 Bithead



I just ran this:


"name": "My af miner",
"properties": {
"prototype": "autofocus.samplesMiner",

"config": {
"attributes": {
"share_level": "red",
"confidence": "100"

"output": true,
"query": {"operator":"all","children":[{"field":"sample.malware","operator":"is","value":1}]}
"version": "e5c8dd3c-16b5-4dbf-9798-XXXXXXXXXXX"


And the node has been created sucessfully but now, I need to set a specific query, scope, and antifacts. Where should I put them?


Thank you in advance,


there is a dedicated API to add what is called "side config", i.e. parameters read by the node at runtime. The query should be added using that API.




PUT https://<minemeld>/config/data/<miner-name>_side_config

"query":"{\"operator\":\"all\",\"children\":[{\"field\":\"sample.malware\",\"operator\":\"is\",\"value\":1},{\"field\":\"sample.create_date\",\"operator\":\"is after\",\"value\":[\"2019-01-07\",\"2019-01-07\"]}]}",



I followed steps you detailed to me:


1) CreateNode running following cmds

query = '{ "name": "My_af_miner2", "properties": { "prototype": "autofocus.samplesMiner", "config": { "attributes": { "share_level": "red", "confidence": "100" } }, "output": true }, "version": "9c3d9621xxxxxxxxx."
        createNode =, verify=False, auth=HTTPBasicAuth('Y, 'X'), headers={ "Content-Type": "application/json" }, data=query)
        resp = createNode.json()


The result is the following:


{'result': {'id': 87, 'version': '9c3d9621XXXXX0b-86ac-6XXXaa+0'}}


After create node, I verify that is correct on minemeld gui side. The only thing that needs are side_config params.


I run as you told me the following:


query = '{ "query":"{\"operator\":\"all\",\"children\":[{\"field\":\"sample.malware\",\"operator\":\"is\",\"value\":1},{\"field\":\"sample.create_date\",\"operator\":\"is after\",\"value\":[\"2019-01-07\",\"2019-01-07\"]}]}", "scope":"global", "artifact_source":"af" }'
modifyNode = requests.put(URL+URI_STATUS, verify=False, auth=HTTPBasicAuth('y', 'x'), headers={ "Content-Type": "application/json" }, data=query)
resp = modifyNode.json()


And the answer is:


{'result': 'ok'}


But the config of the minner has not changed.


I have tried also to restart engine, but i got backoff error. Any other suggestions?


Thank you in advance,




hi @lmori,


After PUT what you told me to test, I receive ok, but the query is not set. If I restart engine, it fails and i need to delete node and commit  to make it working.




Thank you in advance,


I think you have some issues with quoting in the python code. If you want to pass a string with the JSON data encoded, it should look like (note the \\):

'{"query": "{\\"operator\\":\\"all\\",\\"children\\":[{\\"field\\":\\"sample.malware\\",\\"operator\\":\\"is\\",\\"value\\":1},{\\"field\\":\\"sample.create_date\\",\\"operator\\":\\"is after\\",\\"value\\":[\\"2019-01-07\\",\\"2019-01-07\\"]}]}", "artifact_source": "af", "scope": "global"}'

 Otherwise you can also pass the dictionary to requests and requests will encode it in json for you:

query = {u'query': u'{"operator":"all","children":[{"field":"sample.malware","operator":"is","value":1},{"field":"sample.create_date","operator":"is after","value":["2019-01-07","2019-01-07"]}]}', u'artifact_source': u'af', u'scope': u'global'}



Thank you @lmori

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