Automation / API

Automation and Orchestration Tools and Technologies

When configuring and managing the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewall for scale and agility, it’s nice to have a collection of tools to automate activities and events. Our Automation and Orchestration tools and technologies provide a collection of open, extensible projects that help you take the next step. Learn about these tools with detailed documents and join in the discussions with other users to get the most from these resources.

Automation Projects

Available Automation Tools


Automation for Everyone. Ansible is designed around the way people work and the way people work together. Learn more

Device Framework Device Framework

Device Framework enables non-programmers to create sophisticated automations that leverage the PAN-OS API. Learn more

Terraform Terraform

Terraform enables teams to automate deployment and adapt to the changing needs of cloud infrastructures. Learn more

Automation Blog

Terraform Provider Version 1.6.0 Released

post time: 08-30-2019

The 1.6.0 release contains support for aggregate interfaces, subinterfaces, VLANs, policy based forwarding rules, multiple profile types, and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Panorama plugin.

Ansible: Using Facts Modules to do Updates

post time: 07-05-2019

How do you perform small, in-place updates to existing config without knowing the whole picture? This blog article teaches you how to use a facts module and various Ansible functions to do just that.

Ansible Version 2.2 Released

post time: 06-12-2019

Ansible version 2.2 is released, including support for configuring log forwarding profiles, subinterfaces, and more.

Terraform Provider Version 1.5.0 Released

post time: 02-04-2019

The 1.5.0 release contains support for BGP, BFD profiles, an enhanced NAT rule resource, and various user requested enhancements.

Ansible v2.0.0 (Katana) released

post time: 09-27-2018

Version 2.0.0 of Palo Alto Network Modules has been released. This is major release that includes expanded support for Panorama and Next Generation Firewall including very much awaited support for idempotency.


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posted: 14 hours ago updated: 14 hours ago

API Powershell script fails with specific Invoke-WebRequest call

Hi,I'm trying to create a restful api call against our firewall to map historical QoS Statistics on a certain interface.I've seemed to come across an ...

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posted: Monday updated: yesterday

Ansible Galaxy Match firewall rules

Hey Guys,I am very new to Ansible and was hoping someone could help me with this issue I'm running into. I downloaded and installed ansible galaxy and...

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posted: Thursday updated: Thursday

Redlock/Prisma: Get policy from one account, and upload it to another account

Hello everybody. My problem is that I have two Prisma accounts, and I want to get a policy from one account and upload it to the second account, ...

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posted: 2 weeks ago updated: a week ago

Get your API key - Where to run the command?

Hi All, So in my environment, I have to setup panorama with multiple auto scaling firewalls on cloud.The first requirement would be of API key. I...

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posted: 2 weeks ago updated: 2 weeks ago

Failing Templete job in Ansible Tower, but works in Ansible Core.

I have been able to take what was given at Ignite '18 and can run the create_service.yml in  se_summit folder without issue. However, after insta...

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