large API call fails: Invalid target object in edit handler

L1 Bithead

large API call fails: Invalid target object in edit handler

When trying to send an rather large API call (atomic) to Panorama I receive this error message <Fail: Invalid target object in edit handler>






What I found out so far:

  • API calls work correct if the "payload" (element content) is below a specific size, but there are also 2 different error situations
    • where the error message above is shown
    • where no error message is shown but a 500 internal server error is logged in the chrome console.
  • Happens for multiple types, tested and confirmed with: Security Rules & Address objects
  • Content of the API call is not the problem, I can split it manually and send it from Expedition in 2 runs by hand (same content but split into 2 api calls)
  • A single character makes the difference if it works or fails

Please see this picture for the size of the API call payload which causes problems:


Should the picture not work:

Lower equal 101162 bytes > works
Between 101163 and 101210 bytes > Does not work but no error message is shown. Chrome console throws 500 error
Above 101211 bytes > Expedition error message shown



I'm not sure if the problem is caused by expedition or by Panorama itself. I wasn't able to recreate the same API call expedition is doing with linux.
Panorama 9.0.9


I've edited large security rulesets in the past and it worked, not sure since when this is broken.

Thanks for your help

L1 Bithead

I got the values wrong,

101166 Works

101167 Fails, no error, chrome error

101215 Fails, with error, no chrome error

L5 Sessionator

We are looking into it, as making the payload smaller works.

You may want to open a case with Panorama as well so they can check if this is a limitation on there while we look into Expedition end.

L1 Bithead

Quick update from my end: Upgraded Panorama from 9.0.9 to 9.1.4, issue is the same - no difference.

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