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We just got our first PA (3060) and I was doing some research on the REST API. What I would like to do is tie in our IP Address Management system for automation. Like when an IP address is freed, a process would connect to the PA and remove that host's entry in any policy it may be in. Or when we stand up a new public webserver, the process would insert that new host into the PA's https policy. Something like that.
I may sound as if I don't know what I'm doing. That's because I don't. 🙂
Thoughts and thanks.
That seems like a perfectly reasonable workflow! While maybe not addressing your questions directly, I would like to point out some tools that can make the "HOW" easier, once you figure out the "WHAT".
We have developed ansible playbooks to automate a whole slew of tasks on the firewalls. Please take a look at the information I've attached and you might also find examples to suit your use case.
Live page (with tutorials):
Hey Vinay! Thanks for your response. I was hoping for a more REST'ish solution. My co-worker is an Ansible freak and me using Ansible would make him too happy. Can't have that. 🙂
Nonetheless, I'll look at the links you sent. If Ansible is the best way to accomplish what I want, then Ansible it will be.
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