Maigret Collect a Dossier Person by Username
Maigret Collect a Dossier Person by Username

Maigret: Collect a Dossier on a Person by Username

The Commissioner Jules Maigret is a fictional French police detective, created by Georges Simenon. His investigation method is based on understanding the personality of different people and their interactions.

Purpose of Maigret – collect a dossier on a person by username only, checking for accounts on a huge number of sites.

This is a sherlock fork with cool features under heavy development. Don’t forget to regularly update source code from repo.

Currently supported more than 2000 sites (full list), by default search is launched against 500 popular sites in descending order of popularity.

Main features

  • Profile pages parsing, extracting personal info, links to other profiles, etc.
  • Recursive search by new usernames found
  • Search by tags (site categories, countries)
  • Censorship and captcha detection
  • Very few false positives


NOTE: Python 3.6 or higher and pip is required.

Python 3.8 is recommended.

Install from pypi

pip3 install maigret

Or clone and install manually

git clone && cd maigret
pip3 install .

Using examples

maigret user

maigret user1 user2 user3 --print-not-found

maigret user4 --top-sites 2000

maigret user5 --tags photos,images

Run options are documented in the Maigret Wiki.

With Docker:

docker build -t maigret .

docker run maigret user


With page parsing and recursive username search

maigret alexaimephotographycars
Demo Maigret
Demo Maigret
python3 maigret --ids --print-found --skip-errors alexaimephotographycars
[*] Checking username alexaimephotographycars on:
[+] 500px:
 ┣╸uid: dXJpOm5vZGU6VXNlcjoyNjQwMzQxNQ==
 ┣╸legacy_id: 26403415
 ┣╸username: alexaimephotographycars
 ┣╸name: Alex Aimé
 ┣╸instagram_username: alexaimephotography
 ┗╸twitter_username: Alexaimephotogr
[*] Checking username alexaimephotography on:
[+] DeviantART:
 ┣╸country: France
 ┣╸registered_for_seconds: 55040868
 ┣╸gender: male
 ┣╸username: Alexaimephotography
 ┣╸twitter_username: alexaimephotogr
[+] EyeEm:
 ┣╸eyeem_id: 21974802
 ┣╸eyeem_username: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸fullname: Alex
 ┣╸followers: 10
 ┣╸friends: 2
 ┣╸liked_photos: 37
 ┣╸photos: 10
 ┗╸facebook_uid: 1534915183474093
[+] Facebook:
[+] Gramho:
[+] Instagram:
 ┣╸username: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸full_name: Alexaimephotography
 ┣╸id: 6828488620
 ┣╸biography: 🇮🇹 🇲🇫 🇩🇪
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[+] Picuki:
[+] Pinterest:
 ┣╸pinterest_username: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸fullname: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸board_count: 3
 ┣╸pin_count: 4
 ┣╸country: FR
 ┣╸follower_count: 0
 ┣╸following_count: 1
 ┣╸is_website_verified: False
 ┣╸is_indexed: True
 ┣╸is_verified_merchant: False
 ┗╸locale: fr
[+] Reddit:
 ┣╸reddit_id: t5_1nytpy
 ┣╸reddit_username: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸display_name: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸is_employee: False
 ┣╸is_nsfw: False
 ┣╸is_mod: True
 ┣╸is_following: True
 ┣╸has_user_profile: True
 ┣╸hide_from_robots: False
 ┣╸created_utc: 1562750403
 ┣╸total_karma: 43075
 ┗╸post_karma: 42574
[+] Tumblr:
[+] VK:
[+] Vimeo:
 ┣╸uid: 75857717
 ┣╸name: AlexAimePhotography
 ┣╸username: alexaimephotography
 ┣╸location: France
 ┣╸created_at: 2017-12-06 06:49:28
 ┣╸is_staff: False
[+] We Heart It:
[*] Checking username Alexaimephotogr on:
[+] Twitter:
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Collect a dossier on a person by username from a huge number of sites