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 1.2.0 Released

post time: yesterday

The 1.2.0 release includes support for security policy groups, PAN-OS 8.1's FQDN destination address translations, and telemetry sharing with Palo Alto Networks.

Terraform Provider Version 1.1.0 Released

post time: May 1, 2018 2:31:48 PM

The 1.1.0 release includes Panorama support, an alternative method for specifying device credentials, and many new resources.

Webinar - Automate Cloud Security with Ansible

post time: Mar 16, 2018 10:07:39 AM

Webinar Apr 25th at 2:00 pm EDT


Palo Alto Networks has developed an Ansible module to enable these organizations to integrate security into their CI/CD pipeline. See it in action and learn how Ansible and Palo Alto Networks help enforce a consistent next-generation security posture across your organization.

View the recording:

Palo Alto Networks Terraform Provider for PAN-OS

post time: Feb 14, 2018 2:05:52 PM

Introducing the new Palo Alto Networks Terraform Provider!

Terraform Templates for Cloud-Deployed Palo Alto Network Next Generation Firewalls

post time: Aug 7, 2017 1:21:31 PM

Templates for Terraform provide the ability to quickly and easily deploy and secure critical applications on the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation firewall for public cloud environments such as AWS and Azure. The Palo Alto Networks Live Community provides a central place to learn how to utilize this technology, get help from others using it, and more.


Have questions about automation APIs? Join the Live Community to post your questions and get answers.
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posted: Saturday updated: Saturday

Configuring Global Protect portal and and gateway using cli

Can anyone let me how to configure global protect  gateway using api it seems to be dependent on other requests.

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posted: Friday updated: Saturday

Officially supported method for Panorama backup through API

Dear Team, It's look like there are 2 methods for Panorama backup through API.curl -o {{server_backup_file}} -k https://{{Panorama_IP_@}}/api/?ty...

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posted: Friday updated: Friday

Export firewall device state file through panorama using API

Hi Team, Customer want to export firewall device state.They already know how to do this using API directly on the firewall : curl -k -o {{Fi...

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posted: Thursday updated: Thursday

Zone Creation W/ Python Device Framework

I am working on a script to do automation of new tenant builds. One thing I am having a tough time with is creating VLAN Zones because I need to assig...

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posted: a week ago updated: a week ago

Panorama API Custom Report

Trying to pull website statitics through a custom report via API, so that results can go into a database from an automation process.  The problem...

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