#SilentHound #Quietly #Enumerate #Active #Directory #Domain #LDAP #Parsing #Users #Admins #Groups

SilentHound Quietly enumerate an Active Directory Domain via LDAP parsing users, admins, groups, etc. Created by Nick Swink from Layer 8 Security.


Using pipenv (recommended method)

sudo python3 -m pip install –user pipenv
git clone https://github.com/layer8secure/SilentHound.git
cd silenthound
pipenv install

From requirements.txt (legacy)

 This method is not recommended because python-ldap can cause many dependency errors.

Install dependencies with pip:

python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
python3 silenthound.py -h


$ pipenv run python silenthound.py -h
usage: silenthound.py [-h] [-u USERNAME] [-p PASSWORD] [-o OUTPUT] [-g] [-n] [-k] TARGET domain
Quietly enumerate an Active Directory environment.
positional arguments:
TARGET Domain Controller IP
domain Dot (.) separated Domain name including both contexts e.g. ACME.com / HOME.local / htb.net
optional arguments:
-h, –help show this help message and exit
LDAP username – not the same as user principal name. E.g. Username: bob.dole might be ‘bob
LDAP password – use single quotes ‘password’
-o OUTPUT, –output OUTPUT
Name for output files. Creates output files for hosts, users, domain admins, and descriptions
in the current working directory.
-g, –groups Display Group names with user members.
-n, –org-unit Display Organizational Units.
-k, –keywords Search for key words in LDAP objects.


A lightweight tool to quickly and quietly enumerate an Active Directory environment. The goal of this tool is to get a Lay of the Land whilst making as little noise on the network as possible. The tool will make one LDAP query that is used for parsing, and create a cache file to prevent further queries/noise on the network. If no credentials are passed it will attempt anonymous BIND.

Using the -o flag will result in output files for each section normally in stdout. The files created using all flags will be:

-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 122 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-descriptions.txt
-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 60 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-domain_admins.txt
-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 2620 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-groups.txt
-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 89 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-hosts.txt
-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 1940 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-keywords.txt
-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 66 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-org.txt
-rw-r–r– 1 kali kali 529 Jun 30 11:37 BASENAME-users.txt



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