Shodan provides a free Membership upgrade for users that sign up with an academic email address (ex. ending in
.ac.uk etc.). The academic membership includes the following:
vuln filter can be used on the website
If you signed up with an academic email address and you weren't upgraded then please email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address that you registered with.
Academic users aren't able to download data via the website. To download data please using the command-line interface or the API.
Some countries don't provide academic TLDs and in those cases you can email us directly. If your university doesn't have an obviously academic domain then please email email@example.com and we can manually verify that the domain is part of a university.
vuln search filter can only be used via the website. You can't use it on the CLI or the API.
We don't currently allow academic users to change their email address.