Changing Firewall Rule Names (Security Policies)

L3 Networker

Changing Firewall Rule Names (Security Policies)

I need to rename a whole bunch of firewall rules (Security Policies).

Ive done a search here and looked in the manual; I think I know the answer.

I can change Firewall / NAT rule names as needed? There will be nothing else I have to change right? This will not break anything? I do not think firewall names and NAT rule names are referenced anyplace else so ... Even if they were referenced someplace it should be via a unique ID in the background not the 'humman friendly name'.



L5 Sessionator

Re: Changing Firewall Rule Names (Security Policies)

Changing just the Names of the Security Rules or NAT rules should not have any impact on the network traffic.

The Unique ID does gets changed on changing the Rule Name.


L0 Member

Re: Changing Firewall Rule Names (Security Policies)

Hi.I am currently using version 7.1. Can you tell me how to rename firewall policy rules using CLI? Thank you.

Community Team Member

Re: Changing Firewall Rule Names (Security Policies)

Hi @divadarshini,


Not sure on 7.1 ... but if it's similar to PAN-OS 8.1 it will be like this:


Note that you need to be in configure mode !


admin@PA-200> configure

admin@PA-200# rename rulebase security rules "OLD_NAME" to "NEW_NAME"


Cheers !


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