Using the API to get unused and used rules

L1 Bithead

Using the API to get unused and used rules

Hi all,

I am trying to use the API to get a list of unused and another of used rules.  Via the API I only get the following error

<response status="error"><msg><line>An error occured. See dagger.log for information.</line></msg></response>

I have also tried with the following

https://hostname/api/?type=op&action=show&key=PaloaltoKey&xpath=/show/running/rule-use/rule-base=sec...

I then get a list of all policies.  This does not change even if I change from used to unused, or from security to nat or pbf.

Does anyone know how to get an api command that will simply list the unused security rules as on e would get from a normal command line query?

Hope so,

thanks

Stefan

L7 Applicator

Re: Using the API to get unused and used rules

Have you seen the option on the GUI?

Policy tab and on the bottom of the screen is the check box to highlight unused policies.

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center
L3 Networker

Re: Using the API to get unused and used rules


You need send the following over the API,

<show><running><rule-use><vsys>vsys1</vsys><type>unused</type><rule-base>security</rule-base></rule-use></running></show>

The resultant URL would look look like this,

https://MYFIREWALL/api/?cmd=%3Cshow%3E%3Crunning%3E%3Crule-use%3E%3Cvsys%3Evsys1%3C%2Fvsys%3E%3Ctype...

L5 Sessionator

Re: Using the API to get unused and used rules

L1 Bithead

Re: Using the API to get unused and used rules

Thanks everyone for the responses.  All of them works :smileyhappy:

L2 Linker

Re: Using the API to get unused and used rules

I wanted to provide an example if using Panorama. 

 

This is a snippet from Postman where i have variables for Panorama and the associated api key {{prod-panorama}} and whatever device-group I want to review {{device-group}}.  To retrieve pre-rules with no hits:no hits.JPG

 

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