Configuring

FIRST plugin can be configured in three ways; the Welcome dialog box when initially installed, the plugin main window and manually modifying the config file (no recommend for most).

Initial Installation

When FIRST is initially installed and IDA is loaded a Welcome dialog box will appear. This only appears when FIRST is not configured.

FIRST welcome dialog box (with invalid API key)

FIRST welcome dialog box (with invalid API key)

The configuration requires a valid API key that can be obtained from the server (go to first-plugin.us to register with public server). Make sure to test the connection and select Save

Plugin Main Window

To access the plugin’s main window, users can either press 1 from a IDA Pro View window or by the IDA Pro Edit menu (Edit > Plugins > FIRST). Once the main window is open select the Configuration tab from the left panel. From here the connection details can be updated. Selecting the Test button will test if a connection to FIRST can be made. However, it does not save and use that server connection until the Save button is selected.

FIRST Server Configuration (with invalid API key)

FIRST Server Configuration (with invalid API key)