invalid syntax delete rulebase security rules (rulename)

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invalid syntax delete rulebase security rules (rulename)

L1 Bithead

Hello There,


I am running PA-OS 8.1.19. i attempt to delete a security policy via CLI, However, I get an error of Invalid Syntax. Does anyone know what did i miss.i looked at several docs and all indicate i am using a correct CLI command 

Login to the PAN via console (serial) 


PAN#delete rulebase security rules LAN

Invalid Syntax.



FYI i locked my self-out in PAN. the only way i can  access to the PAN is via console. 

If i can't delete the security rule, can I edit the security rule (LAN)? If yes, what is the correct CLI.


Thank you in advance.


L4 Transporter

@KurdTech This is the correct syntax. Is your account a superuser? 

You can also try disabling the rule: 

# set rulebase security rules LAN disabled yes

# commit

L7 Applicator

as per @batd2 , looks fine.  perhaps see which part of the line it does not like ..


"?" to see if delete is listed..

"delete ?"  ---to see if rulebase is listed.

"delete rulebase ?"  ---to see if security listed...

"delete rulebase security ?"  ---etc etc ....  to see which part failing...


Hi @KurdTech ,


Is this firewall managed by Panorama or it is locally managed?

Hello Alexander,


its managed locally. i was able to resolve the issue by accessing PAN via MGMT interface 

Hello Batd2,

thank you for your reply. Yes, my account have supper user privilege. i was able to resolve the issue by resetting the MGMT interface and access pan. 

Just for the future use, i will keep it in mind

Hello Mickball,

that's correct, i already try that and follow each path just to find a right syntax, couldn't fine it. 




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