How to check certificate expiration date from API or CLI?

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How to check certificate expiration date from API or CLI?

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Hello all,


Do you know if it is possible to check certificate expiration date from API or CLI for Firewall and Panorama.

Ideally also get all the certificate details. I haven't found a way.





Thanks for that information Fabio. It seems the only path we can use is /config, the certificates I need to reach are in vsys1

Hi @damom10, per you previous comment: "I had a senior network engineer tell me we have several that are important for our VPN. But I am curious, if there is no need to monitor these, then I will mention it to him. If these generally manage themselves, then it sounds like there isn't a monitoring requirement", I would check if you really need to build a solution to check expiry of the built-in default trusted CA certificates, because they do manage themselves, this is the responsibility of Palo Alto Networks through PAN-OS updates, and you can't add or remove certificates from this list, only disable/enable certificates in this list. I think the senior engineer may be referring to the certificates in the configuration, that is where you put your organisation's own certificates, the ones the organisation chooses to use for various tasks including VPNs.


Per the comment: "It seems the only path we can use is /config, the certificates I need to reach are in vsys1", all the config lives under this path, regardless of vsys. For certificates in the config for a specific vsys the NGFW xpath would be:




Hope that helps.

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This is most helpful, I can't thank you enough Jimmy!

I can see my confusion now, the network engineer was referring to the device certificates, I just got confused as both cert tabs are side-by-side in vpan.


Thank you also for sharing the xpath, do you know if it has to be certificate specific? Ideally, I would want to write an invoke-webrequest via powershell and dump all the relevant certificates into a table with that one call, instead of calling each one.


Thanks again for all of your help.

L1 Bithead

I have used 2 different xpaths.


1. <show><sslmgr-store><config-certificate-info></config-certificate-info></sslmgr-store></show>


response is a string which is a little annoying.

And @FabioSouza recommendation
2 - Get all certificates


The response is great but the network engineer said the shared path will not represent the certs we have on vsys1.

Is this correct?

Thanks to Jimmy, I know how to view specific certificates on vsys1, but I would prefer a call that lists all in vsys1.



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