How to delete a firewall user name from the security rule set using the XML API ???

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L1 Bithead

How to delete a firewall user name from the security rule set using the XML API ???

I need help with the XMP API to delete a firewall user from a security rule set.

I'm getting an XPath error code = 3 (internal API error) from the following scenario

 

When I do a config command with action = show, I get a XML structure like this:

<response status="success">

<result>

<security>

<rules>

    <entry name="My-Big-Fat-FW-Rules">

    <action>allow</action>

    <source-user>

           <member>xyz\123456</member>

           <member>xyz\9876543</member>

     </source-user>

     <from>

             <member>L1-trusted</member>

      </from>

       .... lots of xml stuff ...

      </entry>

      <next entry...>

       ....  more xml stuff ...

       </entry>

  </rules>

</security>

</result>

 

when I issue the following XPATH command:

<...preamble http stuff...>&action=edit&xpath=/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry/rulesbase/security/rules[@name='My-Big-Fat-FW-Rules']/source-user/member[@name='xyz\123456']&element=<member name='xya\10203040'/>"

 

the API returns

<response status="error" code="3"><msg><line>Could not get schema node for xpath /config/devices/entry/vsys/entry/rulesbase/security/rules[@name='My-Big-Fat-FW-Rules']/source-user/member[@name='xyz\123456']</line></msg></response>

 

 

 

The XML API guide says response code=3 is an internal API error.

 

My question:

Is the above XPATH statement the right syntax to navigate to rename the user 'xyz\123456' to 'xyz\10203040' ?

 

My second question is:

Can the Xpath edit action be used to remove the rule by editing 'xyz\123456' to '' ?

 

My third question is:

Since I want to delete this user from this rule, will the above XPATH syntax work with a config request and action=delete ?

 

My final question concerns commit locks:

Is it necessary for me to do a get on the commit-locks and issue an API commit to make the changes take effect ?

Is there a sequence diagram of the message flows for this ?

 

Thanks for your help!!!

    

L1 Bithead

Re: How to delete a firewall user name from the security rule set using the XML API ???

I can comment on editting. The delete action was answered in your other post.


If you want to edit a member object, then you need to reference the original member object with member[text()='<value>'] and then use the element parameter for the modified member object value: element=<xml code>

 

You were pretty close.


For example using curl if the original member is xyz\123456 and you want to change it to xya\10203040


$ curl -k "https://<fw ip>/api/?type=config&action=edit&xpath=/config/devices/entry\[@name='localhost.localdomain'\]/vsys/entry\[@name='<vsys name>'\]/rulebase/security/rules/entry\[@name='<rulename>'\]/source-user/member\[text()='xyz\123456'\]&element=<member>xya\10203040</member>&key=<API-KEY>"

<response status="success" code="20"><msg>command succeeded</msg></response>

L1 Bithead

Re: How to delete a firewall user name from the security rule set using the XML API ???

Here is an example on how to delete a something from a rule.  If this is truly a user in the rule, you could add this <source-user>user1</source-user>

 

curl --globoff -k "https://x.x.x.x/api/?type=config&action=delete&key=$KEY&xpath=/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost...

 

Michael Clark

Palo Alto Networks

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