How to update the local-user-database user password

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How to update the local-user-database user password

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Looking for the payload data to update the '/config/shared/local-user-database/user' via the PA 5.0.10 API

#! /usr/bin/python

import urllib

import urllib2  

import sys

# PaloAulto Firewall Managment IP Address

mypafw = '';

# PA API key

mykey =mykey';

# Guest User Account 1 through 10

# PA API for User-ID

mycmd = "&type=config&action=set&xpath=/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/local-user-database";

# PA API url = user-id

url_user = 'https://' + mypafw + '/api/?KEY=' + mykey + mycmd;


# Sets Content type

headers = {

          'Content-Type': 'application/xml',

          'User-Agent' : 'python-pa-fw-wifi-guest-user 1.0'



userdata = "[@name='guest1']@element=<phash>newpassword</phash>"


# URL encodes the data

userdata = urllib.quote(userdata,'')


# Sets request

req = urllib2.Request(url_user + userdata)

# Sets header information

req.headers = headers


# Issues the URL API request

u = urllib2.urlopen(req)


# Close connection


print u.code

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