PAN-OS 9.0.6 API Curl JSON output

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PAN-OS 9.0.6 API Curl JSON output

L1 Bithead

I'm working on a project to get information from the Palo Altos and use it for an input to a SIEM.  I'm able to run the below and get XML output.

curl -k 'https://<PAN>/api/?type=op&cmd=<show><system><info></info></system></show>&key=<KEY>'

I would prefer getting this in json so I tried &output-format=json after the key and get XML.  I did some research and see that /api appears to be XML output only.  Is this the case?  If so, is there an alternate to get the same output but in json?





L1 Bithead

Assuming that you're using a Linux CLI for this: a combination of the xpath (or xmllint) and the logger commands might be an easy solution to achieve your goal.


Here's a good example:

curl --insecure '<show><session><info></info></session></show>&key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX=' -s | xpath "//pps/text()" 2>/dev/null | xargs logger -t paloaltoapi -n -P 514 Number of sessions from Palo Alto firewall:
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