02-19-2013 11:45 AM
How can I add an additional URL to an existing Custom URL Category using XML-API. I have been trying variations of the following command:
When I enter this command it returns this error:
<![CDATA[ unexpected here ]]>
Does anyone know how I can make this work. Thank you.
02-19-2013 05:11 PM
Check the FAQ section in the API guide for this and other examples.
02-20-2013 11:03 AM
Hi Savasarala. Thank you for your help. I see the examples in the API Guide now. When I use this command, I geth the following error:
02-21-2013 09:19 AM
I have also tried and received the same error...
<response status="error" code="12">
02-21-2013 01:27 PM
I was able to successfully make this work using the following URL (specific to my site...please excuse the personalized / non obfuscated naming)
I got some info about cli debug from the following thread that was very helpful
basically, the <list></list> tags seemed to be interfering with the /list in the URI (I think...)
I'm not sure if this would be a supported method, however it did work
02-22-2013 07:03 AM
Cully's method also worked for me! I simply removed the <list></list> tags from my command and it worked. Thanks Cully!
02-22-2013 08:35 PM
Glad I could help...you wouldn't happen to know anything about using curl to make the api calls would you? I'm struggling with a 'User Not Authorized' error
02-24-2013 05:11 PM
See the below. The key is use -d for the key= so it is not URL-encoded and --data-urlencode for other parameters.
panxapi from PAN-perl will handle this for you and is a more friendly way to do configuration management using the API without knowing all the API details.
$ cat element.xml
$ ELEMENT=`cat element.xml`
$ curl -k https://172.29.9.253/api/ -d "type=config&action=set&key=$KEY" \
> --data-urlencode "xpath=$XPATH" --data-urlencode "element=$ELEMENT"
<response status="success" code="20"><msg>command succeeded</msg></response>
02-26-2013 07:04 AM
Awesome - thank you!
after successful tests there I came up with a template for doing it in python (my preferred language). Here's an example of that, this function creates a custom url category and returns the response given by the web server - in case anyone is interested in that.
For debugging / testing it also prints out the URL that would have been passed to the API
import urllib, urllib2
#cat_desc is a description of the url category
#cat_name is the name of the custom url category
def create_url_cat(self, cat_name, cat_desc, action='set'):
self.parameters = dict()
self.parameters['key'] = 'Y/Xt9o0IK8ISYNnzTF4oJ8SpTis7cYMKb2NiNniMuPUPutJN4CuDASu5ni79twT6'
self.parameters['type'] = 'config'
self.parameters['action'] = 'set'
self.url = 'https://panorama/api/?'
self.parameters['action'] = action
self.parameters['xpath'] = '/config/shared/profiles/custom-url-category/entry[@name=\''+ cat_name + '\']'
self.parameters['element'] = '<description>' + cat_desc + '</description>'
params = urllib.urlencode(self.parameters)
response = urllib2.urlopen(self.url, params)
print self.url + str(params)
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