Regarding response message of User-ID API


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Regarding response message of User-ID API


I found strange response message from user-id API on PAN-OS 5.0 while I was tweaking my user-id API tool.

Here is the XML message I sent to the firewall directory(not through dedicated user-id agent machine):


<uid-message><version>1.0</version><type>update</type><payload><login><entry name="test3" ip="" timeout="1"><hip-report/></entry></login><logout/><groups><entry name="group1"><members><entry name="test3"/></members></entry></groups></payload></uid-message>


Response message from the firewall:


<response status="success"><result><![CDATA[

missing user-name.                  <------------------------------------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what is this???



But user name was properly set into the firewall:


admin@PA-200> show user ip-user-mapping all

IP              Vsys   From    User                             IdleTimeout(s) MaxTimeout(s)

--------------- ------ ------- -------------------------------- -------------- -------------         vsys1  XMLAPI  test3                            59             59          

Total: 1 users


This isn't defect of my tool since doing with wget(mentioned in API Usage Guide). I also tried attaching domain name into username and group name. The firewall responded identical message in those cases.

It seems that logging and policy control are working properly so this might be a cosmetic issue. But what I want to know are:

- what does the message mean?

- any way to eliminate this?

If this message doesn't have to be cared, it's ok but I want to decide if this message can be ignored in developer's program kicking the API.


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