I'm curious what content is included in the PaloAlto config file.

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I'm curious what content is included in the PaloAlto config file.

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Customers want to know what is contained in the paloalto config file (web - device - setup - operation).

Customers wonder if the config file includes security rules, nat rules, routing information, and updates (such as Pan-os or app&threat contents).

I also searched the related documentation, but couldn't find any of the above.

Could you please provide a link to the article, if any?
If there is no document, please check how the customer can check the items they want to know in the config file.

thank you.


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Hi @MinSeob-KWON ,


The configuration file/snapshot that you will export from the firewall will be xml file. That will include all the object groups, security/NAT polices, routes, profile config, interface/zone config etc. If you want to see the content of your config file, you can open it in the notepad++ or through api in web browser to see the content.


There are various Palo Alto provided articles available on it. Below are few of them for your ref.

Ref. article 1

Ref. article 2



Hope it helps!

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