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Dynamic Objects Error

L2 Linker

I’m trying to test using dynamic objects on 5.0 however I’m not sure If I’m missing something?

The document suggests the syntax to add a new entry do a dynamic address object is as follows:


Where IP is the IP address of the firewall under management, KEY is the pre-generated key for the PAN-OS firewall and XMLFILE is the name of the XML file with the needed additions and/or deletions for the dynamic address object.

I’ve generated the key by creating a dedicated admin account.

But what I’m not sure about is the <XMLFILE>? Do I need to upload a file or do I reference a file somehow?

I get the following error when I run the command just using a generic file name eg. dynobj.xml:

<response status="error" code="400">


<msg>No file uploaded</msg>




L3 Networker

There is similar issue resolved in 5.0.8.

Please refer to release notes at https://downloads.paloaltonetworks.com/software/PAN-OS-5.0.8-RN-revA.PDF?__gda__=1380975467_35d69ebd...

L4 Transporter


I've only seen this done through cli tools, using the filename in the URL does a GET request, instead you need to do a POST to submit data to the resource. Have you tried using curl or wget to import the file?


curl --form file=@userdata.xml


Your response should be -

<response status="success">


  <line>userdata.xml saved</line>



FYI: there is a known bug on files could not be uploaded to the firewall using CURL with the XML API was fixed in 5.0.4.

Refer to page 17 & 18 of the following article for the input file format:


Hope that helps!


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