Automation / API

Automation and Orchestration Tools and Technologies

When configuring and managing the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewall for scale and agility, it’s nice to have a collection of tools to automate activities and events. Our Automation and Orchestration tools and technologies provide a collection of open, extensible projects that help you take the next step. Learn about these tools with detailed documents and join in the discussions with other users to get the most from these resources.

Automation Projects

Available Automation Tools


Automation for Everyone. Ansible is designed around the way people work and the way people work together. Learn more

Device Framework Device Framework

Device Framework enables non-programmers to create sophisticated automations that leverage the PAN-OS API. Learn more

Terraform Terraform

Terraform enables teams to automate deployment and adapt to the changing needs of cloud infrastructures. Learn more

Automation Blog

Terraform Provider Version 1.6.0 Released

post time: 08-30-2019

The 1.6.0 release contains support for aggregate interfaces, subinterfaces, VLANs, policy based forwarding rules, multiple profile types, and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Panorama plugin.

Ansible: Using Facts Modules to do Updates

post time: 07-05-2019

How do you perform small, in-place updates to existing config without knowing the whole picture? This blog article teaches you how to use a facts module and various Ansible functions to do just that.

Ansible Version 2.2 Released

post time: 06-12-2019

Ansible version 2.2 is released, including support for configuring log forwarding profiles, subinterfaces, and more.

Terraform Provider Version 1.5.0 Released

post time: 02-04-2019

The 1.5.0 release contains support for BGP, BFD profiles, an enhanced NAT rule resource, and various user requested enhancements.

Ansible v2.0.0 (Katana) released

post time: 09-27-2018

Version 2.0.0 of Palo Alto Network Modules has been released. This is major release that includes expanded support for Panorama and Next Generation Firewall including very much awaited support for idempotency.


The updated documentation can be found here:


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posted: 7 hours ago updated: 2 hours ago

Blocking files based on content

Hello, I'm completely new to PAN, but we need to create a solution that blocks files based on content where the code that examines the content ne...

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posted: Friday updated: Friday

Rest API fetching a security policy from Panorama

Greetings, I’ve run into a challenge with using the REST API to get the security policy from device groups in Panorama. I’m hoping you may know s...

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posted: 2 weeks ago updated: 2 weeks ago

Demisto Mail Sender Integration (problem)

Hello,I am using Demisto community edition and i want to integrate it with "SMTP" in order to be able to send e-mails, but i couldn't and encountred t...

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posted: 3 weeks ago updated: Friday

refreshall() method usage

Trying to understand the correct usage of the refreshall methodper documentation:refreshall()Refresh all Predefined ObjectsThis method refreshes all p...

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posted: 4 weeks ago updated: 4 weeks ago

API for submitting URL re-categorization requests

Looking for an API to automate the submission of URL re-categorization requests. Our company blocks uncategorized sites and I'm looking for a way to a...

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