invalid configuration. Schema verification failed. profiles -> decryption unexpected here.

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invalid configuration. Schema verification failed. profiles -> decryption unexpected here.

L1 Bithead


Out of the box PA-500 steps taken,

1. down graded version to 4.1.10 successfully.

2. under device -> setup -> management, i changed the management interface IP, and on commit I get the following error.

commit failed

invalid configuration. Schema verification failed.

profiles -> decryption unexpected here

Did some searching on support but could not find something that relates to the above error.

thank you


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi Dimitri

please try this from CLI:


#load config from running-config.xml

#commit force



Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

Thank you for your quick response.

Unforunately I got the same error from CLI also.

i am doing a factory reset.

Thank you again.

Another option is to run request system private-data-reset from the CLI

This will clear the configuration from the device but maintain the software version and dynamic updates/

L5 Sessionator

Sounds you were previously using 5.0 or above.

If correct, PA supports SSL Decryption profile from 5.0 as new feature.

In the process of downgrade PANOS, PA does not automatically convert configuration file for 4.1, so you need to delete new schema manually.

To delete them, you first need to export current config, delete it, then import and load new one.

I think you can find following part in your config file (xml file)




Emr and Jcostello thank you for your suggestions will try it again on the third PA that needs to be configured.

Yes it was a downgrade from 5.0, needed to downgrade in order to install it on a HA environment.

If this is going into an HA you could export the config from the HA existing member.  Then import into the newly downgraded one replacing the version 5 config.

Now just change the node specific stanzas from here before commit.

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center
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