How to update an address object using pan-os sdk python

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How to update an address object using pan-os sdk python

L0 Member

Can someone help me with some code snippets to update the name, ip , description and tag of a specific address object in panorama using pan-os python SDK Panorama 


L0 Member

I was able to rename the address object using rename() , but unable to change the IP, tag, description of the address object using the python sdk. Requesting some help on this

L1 Bithead

@devsrm Did you found any way to do it with python SDK?


I am trying to update an address group to add more objects on panorama but I am staring with this sdk 


Any tip?

L2 Linker

Hello, i know that this topic is old, but let me try help showing the script that i use.

Would be there a more efficient way, but this one is working fine to me:


1- Import tclasses:


from panos import firewall
from panos import objects
import getpass



2- provide the login credentials:


api_user = 'admin'
api_password = getpass.getpass('Type your password: ')
device = 'firewall_name_or_ip'


3- fw instance object:


fw = firewall.Firewall(device, api_username=api_user, api_password=api_password)



4- Pull the actual objects from the firewall:





5- (optional) Search and find the address object or address group that you want to replace some attribute:

Address Objects:


to_replace_value = fw.find('isaacasimov', objects.AddressObject)


If required, you can see whats the attributes are configured in the objects:





{'value': '', 'type': 'ip-netmask', 'description': 'Multivac', 'tag': None, 'name': 'isaacasimov'}

Address Groups:


groups = objects.AddressGroup.refreshall(fw)
to_replace_members = fw.find('Foundation', objects.AddressGroup)



{'static_value': ['FOUNDATION', 'FOUNDATION_AND_EMPIRE', 'SECOND_FOUNDATION', 'RENDEZVOUSWITHRAMA'], 'dynamic_value': None, 'description': None, 'tag': None, 'name': 'Foundation'}

6- Ok the goal is replace, or edit an value, so:

- to change/replace a value in address object, it´s not required to remove the value, just choose the attribute to be changed, and include the new value:


to_replace_value.value = ''


- to change/replace a value in address object group, i use to pull the actual members, keep in a variable:


members_list = to_replace_members.static_value


If you want to remove some item from the list, you can use the list methods:

members_list.remove('RENDEZVOUSWITHRAMA') #from A. Clarke 🙂



del members_list[-1] #If you know the index of the item.



Or if you just want to include a new one address in the address group object, use the list methods to include a new item in the list:




if you need include more than one item:


new_items = ['new_item1', 'new_item2', 'new_item3']



So now, finally you set new address:


to_replace_members.static_value = members_list



To ensure that the static_value is changed:






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