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:
vulnfilter can be used on the website
We also offer a higher academic plan for free that is aimed at university IT departments that want to monitor their Internet-facing infrastructure. The goal is to offer universities a free way to get notified when something unexpected shows up on their network. The academic plus plan provides everything that the Membership does as well as:
To receive the academic plus upgrade please email email@example.com from an academic email address with a Shodan account that we can confirm belongs to the university's IT department.
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.