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How to import Address Objects in CSV to PA Firewall

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Dear all,

 

Can some one guide me on how I can import IP address in bulk to PA FW? These days I am getting a huge number of IPs and URLs which needs to be blocked on the Firewall end. For the URLs we can do the import. But how to do the same for IPs?

 

I tried the CLI method mentioned in this URL 'https://www.analysisman.com/2020/11/pan-import-csv.html'. But receiving the error "2021/12/16 10:22:49 error code 403: Forbidden - Returned for authentication or authorization errors including invalid key, insufficient admin access rights (keygen)".

Does this have any relation to the password I am using? Yes, its does contains alpha numeric and special characters.

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Hi @sabi4evr_com ,

 

You should be able to do that directly in CLI:

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClHNCA0

 

Example:

 

 

admin@PA-VM> configure 
Entering configuration mode
admin@PA-VM# <here I copy/pasted my text file which I prepared in advance>
set address blah ip-netmask 10.0.0.1
set address blah2 ip-netmask 10.0.0.2
set address blah3 ip-netmask 10.0.0.3 
set address blah4 ip-netmask 10.0.0.4 
set address blah5 ip-netmask 10.0.0.5 
set address blah6 ip-netmask 10.0.0.6 
set address blah7 ip-netmask 10.0.0.7 
set address blah8 ip-netmask 10.0.0.8 
set address blah9 ip-netmask 10.0.0.9 
admin@PA-VM# commit
Commit job 5 is in progress. Use Ctrl+C to return to command prompt
.....55%75%99%......100%
Configuration committed successfully

admin@PA-VM# show address
set address blah ip-netmask 10.0.0.1
set address blah2 ip-netmask 10.0.0.2
set address blah3 ip-netmask 10.0.0.3
set address blah4 ip-netmask 10.0.0.4
set address blah5 ip-netmask 10.0.0.5
set address blah6 ip-netmask 10.0.0.6
set address blah7 ip-netmask 10.0.0.7
set address blah8 ip-netmask 10.0.0.8
set address blah9 ip-netmask 10.0.0.9
[edit]                                                                          
admin@PA-VM# 

 

 

All the IP address objects were added:

 

kiwi_0-1639664788565.png

 

Hope this helps,

-Kiwi.

 
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Cheers,
Kiwi
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Community Team Member

Hi @sabi4evr_com ,

 

You should be able to do that directly in CLI:

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClHNCA0

 

Example:

 

 

admin@PA-VM> configure 
Entering configuration mode
admin@PA-VM# <here I copy/pasted my text file which I prepared in advance>
set address blah ip-netmask 10.0.0.1
set address blah2 ip-netmask 10.0.0.2
set address blah3 ip-netmask 10.0.0.3 
set address blah4 ip-netmask 10.0.0.4 
set address blah5 ip-netmask 10.0.0.5 
set address blah6 ip-netmask 10.0.0.6 
set address blah7 ip-netmask 10.0.0.7 
set address blah8 ip-netmask 10.0.0.8 
set address blah9 ip-netmask 10.0.0.9 
admin@PA-VM# commit
Commit job 5 is in progress. Use Ctrl+C to return to command prompt
.....55%75%99%......100%
Configuration committed successfully

admin@PA-VM# show address
set address blah ip-netmask 10.0.0.1
set address blah2 ip-netmask 10.0.0.2
set address blah3 ip-netmask 10.0.0.3
set address blah4 ip-netmask 10.0.0.4
set address blah5 ip-netmask 10.0.0.5
set address blah6 ip-netmask 10.0.0.6
set address blah7 ip-netmask 10.0.0.7
set address blah8 ip-netmask 10.0.0.8
set address blah9 ip-netmask 10.0.0.9
[edit]                                                                          
admin@PA-VM# 

 

 

All the IP address objects were added:

 

kiwi_0-1639664788565.png

 

Hope this helps,

-Kiwi.

 
LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
Cheers,
Kiwi
Don't forget to hit that Like button if a post is helpful to you!

L2 Linker

Hi @kiwi 

That looks cool. I will give it a try.

May I know if its possible we can add all these newly imported IPs to an address group?

ie; I already have a custom address group, where I have a list of IPs whom should be blocked.

So, how can we update the existing list by adding new IPs? Possible via CLI? 

Community Team Member

Hi @sabi4evr_com ,

 

Yes, that's possible. 

Note however that you will have to create the address objects like I showed you in my previous comment.  Once they are created, you can add them to a new (or existing) address group:

 

admin@PA-VM# set address-group MyCustomAddressGroup static blah                                                                                                                    
admin@PA-VM# set address-group MyCustomAddressGroup static blah2                                                                                                                             
admin@PA-VM# set address-group MyCustomAddressGroup static blah3                                                                                                                            
admin@PA-VM# set address-group MyCustomAddressGroup static blah4

admin@PA-VM# show address-group MyCustomAddressGroup 
MyCustomAddressGroup {
  static [ blah blah2 blah3 blah4];
}

 

Hope this helps,

-Kiwi.

LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
Cheers,
Kiwi
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L2 Linker

Hi @kiwi 

 

Thanks for guiding me.

 

I am slowly learning the methods. Yes, it does work and I am sure this can help me a lot. The new list I received is to block 250 IPs. 

So, here is what I did. Copied the format to an excel and cloned the 250 rows and changed the IPs as required. Saved it as a .csv and pasted them in a notepad.

 

It was noticed that format was a little odd and I did some formatting to the notepad like adjusting white spaces. Tried with 1 line and it worked.

 

But when I tried multiple lines the CLI reported wrong formatting. But the formatting in notepad looks fine though.

 

The below was the syntax error.

 

admin@PA-3020# set address ADGOVCERT2021107-14
<name> <name>
<Enter> Finish input

admin@PA-3020# set address ADGOVCERT2021107-14ip-netmask 185.220.101.142/32

 

There was a missing 'space' between the 'description' and 'ip net mask'.

 

Is there any easy way to fix the formatting issue?

 

Other wise I have to copy and paste line by line, 250 lines in total.

Community Team Member

Hi @sabi4evr_com ,

 

For larger blocks of lines I'd recommend switching to scripting mode.  In scripting mode, you can copy and paste commands from a text file directly into the CLI (more than 20 lines).

 

 

admin@PA-VM> set cli scripting-mode on

<paste your notepad lines here>

admin@PA-VM> set cli scripting-mode off

 

 

For more information:

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/10-0/pan-os-cli-quick-start/get-started-with-the-cli/custom...

 

Hope this helps,

-Kiwi.

 
LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
Cheers,
Kiwi
Don't forget to hit that Like button if a post is helpful to you!

L2 Linker

Hi @kiwi 

Thanks for helping out.

I got the idea now. Tried but didnt worked out the way it should.

 

But so far I am able to manage it far better than before, thanks to the solutions provided.

 

I have noticed that you are using PA VM for testing purpose.

I have only a production units here, so bit afraid to do experiments on the same.

 

How can I download such a VM? Does it needs a license?

 

Thanks

 

Hi,

You can try VM-50 lite for POC, demo, experiments.

Best Regards,
Suresh

Hi @Mudhireddy please share the download link or guide me how to download the same.

Hi Sabi,

 

Pls, check with your local account team to get more detail on it.

Best Regards,
Suresh
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