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Using IntelMQ Manager

IntelMQ Manager is a graphical interface to manage configurations for IntelMQ. It's goal is to provide an intuitive tool to allow non-programmers to specify the data flow in IntelMQ.

Configuration Pages


This interface lets you visually configure the whole IntelMQ pipeline and the parameters of every single bot. You will be able to see the pipeline in a graph-like visualisation similar to the following screenshot (click to enlarge):

Main Interface

Named queues / paths

With IntelMQ Manager you can set the name of certain paths by double-clicking on the line which connects two bots:

Enter path

The name is then displayed along the edge:

Show path name

Bots Configuration

When you add a node or edit one you will be presented with a form with the available parameters for the bot. There you can easily change the parameters as shown in the screenshot:

Parameter editing

After editing the bot's configuration and pipeline, simply click Save Configuration to automatically write the changes to the correct files. The configurations are now ready to be deployed.


Without saving the configuration your changes will be lost whenever you reload the web page or move between different tabs within the IntelMQ manager page.

Botnet Management

When you save a configuration you can go to the Management section to see what bots are running and start/stop the entire botnet, or a single bot.

Botnet Management

Botnet Monitoring

You can also monitor the logs of individual bots or see the status of the queues for the entire system or for single bots.

In this next example we can see the number of queued messages for all the queues in the system.

Botnet Monitor

The following example we can see the status information of a single bot. Namely, the number of queued messages in the queues that are related to that bot and also the last 20 log lines of that single bot.

Bot Monitor

Keyboard Shortcuts

Any underscored letter denotes access key shortcut. The needed shortcut-keyboard is different per Browser:

  • Firefox: Ctrl+Alt + Letter
  • Chrome & Chromium: Alt + Letter