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.


The updated documentation can be found here:


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Panorama API URL log job limit

Hello,I am trying to use API calls to retrieve url logs from Panorama following guide:

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REST API Error while trying to add tag to address object | memeber has unexpected text.

Hi, i am getting this error while adding tag to my address objectct. Tag is already created.....

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Pulling interface details using python SDK

Hi All , I am trying to pull interface details using Python SDK . However getting below error : PanDeviceXapiError: show -> interface -&g...

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API Key for HA Pair

I have a HA pair (PA-3020) and have generated a API key on the active node using the url and the admin username and password.  Will thi...

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Pre-VPN Drive Mapping batch script in Registry Key

So I'm having an issue getting a batch script to run from inside the pre-vpn-connect registry key.  I followed this article exactly with a c...

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