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PubNub Publish and Subscription Keys



  • Documentation:
  • Summary: PubNub is a real time communication platform. This detector aims at catching a pair of publish and subscription keys.
  • IPs allowlist: This feature is not currently available.
  • Scopes: Subscription key allows servers to connect to a channel and receive new messages. Publish key can only be used in conjunction with a subscription key to publish messages.

Revoke the secret

This can be done in the PubNub dashboard.

Check for suspicious activity

Usage of publish and subscription keys can be inspected in the PubNub dashboard.

Details for Pubnub publish subscription keys

  • Family: Api

  • Category: Messaging system

  • Company: PubNub

  • High recall: True

  • Validity check available: True

  • On-premise instances exist: True

  • Only valid secrets raise an alert: False

  • Minimum number of matches: 2

  • Occurrences found for one million commits: 1.34

  • Prefixed: True

  • PreValidators:

- type: ContentWhitelistPreValidator
- pub-c-
- sub-c-


- text: |
PUB_KEY = 'pub-c-v6ardkkg-5i4c-2fv7-2vrz-o4xq43qmvxmg'
SUB_KEY = 'sub-c-kkwkzthy-s37k-d0og-m0xo-slorvcrn4lpp'

pub_key: pub-c-v6ardkkg-5i4c-2fv7-2vrz-o4xq43qmvxmg
sub_key: sub-c-kkwkzthy-s37k-d0og-m0xo-slorvcrn4lpp

- text: "PNConfiguration *configuration = [PNConfiguration configurationWithPublishKey:@'pub-c-u9zv1dmd-l8k8-80vl-93b9-oyys8jh6zjjd' subscribeKey:@'sub-c-ipcrqny0-fjna-xuwq-hq9s-9fl8z9y0oss6'];"
pub_key: pub-c-u9zv1dmd-l8k8-80vl-93b9-oyys8jh6zjjd
sub_key: sub-c-ipcrqny0-fjna-xuwq-hq9s-9fl8z9y0oss6

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