Mail alert or report for schedule policy expiry time in firewall

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Mail alert or report for schedule policy expiry time in firewall

L3 Networker

Hi Team


In Palo alto firewall whatever the time based policies is going to expire for that we want to configure the mail alerts or reports for example if any rule is going to expire on date of 24 October we should get report or mail alert of those rules by today (2 days before) , how we can achieve this?

Is it possible in palo alto ?



Mohammed Asik


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

there is no direct correlation between logs that can be forwarded and a schedule set to a policy; the schedule acts as a conditional match inside the security rule, so once the 'end' time is reached, the condition can never be met and the rule won't be hit again


if you need to set rules with a specific end time, it may be a good idea to set a clear description to such rules so they can be easily viewed and removed after they've server their purpose

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



So as per your statement my requirement is not achievable.. right ?




Not natively. You could put together a script that works in conjunction with the XML-API to pull the schedules that are ending in a specified timeframe and alert on the expiring schedules (or further use the API to find all of the rulebase entries with that schedule specified), but that isn't built-in to PAN-OS. 

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