sherlock: Find usernames across social networks

sherlock: Find usernames across social networks

Find usernames across social networks


You can use this link to test Sherlock directly in your browser:


NOTE: Python 3.6 or higher is required.

# clone the repo
$ git clone

# change the working directory to sherlock
$ cd sherlock

# install python3 and python3-pip if not exist

# install the requirements
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt


For example to search for an user:

To search for more than one user:

All of the accounts found will be stored in an individual text file with the corresponding username (e.g user123.txt).

Docker Notes

If you have docker installed you can build an image and run this as a container.

Once the image is built sherlock can be invoked by running the following:

The optional --rm flag removes the container filesystem on completion to prevent cruft build-up. See—rm

The optional -t flag allocates a pseudo-TTY which allows colored output. See

It is possible to use the following command to access the saved results:

The -v "$PWD/results:/opt/sherlock/results" option tells docker create (or use) the folder results in the present working directory and to mount it at /opt/sherlock/results on the docker container. The -o /opt/sherlock/results/text.txtoption tells sherlock to output the result

Or you can simply use “Docker Hub” to run sherlock:

Adding New Sites

Please look at the Wiki entry on adding new sites to understand the issues.

NOTE: Sherlock is not accepting adult sites in the standard list.


If you are contributing to Sherlock, then Thank You!

Before creating a pull request with new development, please run the tests to ensure that all is well. It would also be a good idea to run the tests before starting development to distinguish problems between your environment and the Sherlock software.

The following is an example of the command line to run all the tests for Sherlock. This invocation hides the progress text that Sherlock normally outputs, and instead shows the verbose output of the tests.

Note that we do currently have 100% test coverage. Unfortunately, some of the sites that Sherlock checks are not always reliable, so it is not uncommon to get response errors.

Stargazers over time

Stargazers over time


MIT © Yahya SayadArbabi
Original Creator – Siddharth Dushantha

Source: Github