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PAN DB vs Advanced

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Hello ,


Just want to know if PAN-DB and Advanced URL are different licensing


If Advanced URL is purchased , does it cover PAN-DB


We have a customer who puchased Advanced URL  , but not PAN DB




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Hi @FWPalolearner ,


Yes, the advanced URL filtering license covers access to PAN DB. No need to have separate license for PAN DB if you already have Advanced URL filtering license.


Hope it helps!


Ok .thanks.

Just small query.


When I click on objects tab and go to url filtering .


At the bottom it shows url filtering license expired . Is it normal ?


How can I check that pan db url actually works




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Hi @FWPalolearner ,


Scroll down on this link -> and you will see a table of the features in URL and Advanced URL filtering.  The 1st line, "URL filtering database" is PAN-DB.


A license expired message is not normal.  You may need to "Retrieve license keys from license server" under Device > License.


Yes, you can test URL categorization on the NGFW.  Use the "test url" command on the CLI ->  On the bottom of the link it has special PANW URLs you can test for each category.





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@SutareMayur  Thanks .


License part is clear , but i tried to retrive license key but no luck ;


below is the snapshot




Also ,when i go to objects TAB and click on URL filtering , i see below 




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Hi @FWPalolearner ,


That is very strange.  I have the Advanced URL Filtering license, and my license page shows the Advanced and PAN-DB good.  I guess you need to open a TAC case.  Thanks for the pics!





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@TomYoung  I deleted the PAN_DB license key via CLI


Now i cant see PAN DB license ; and only see Advanced License which is valid


I tried request license fetch .


On the URL Filtering TAB i see below now 


The FW however shows PAN DB is good

(active)> show url-cloud status

PAN-DB URL Filtering
License : valid
Current cloud server :
Cloud connection : connected
Cloud mode : public
URL database version - device : 20211130.20072
URL database version - cloud : 20211130.20072 ( last update time 2021/11/30 05:44:05 )
URL database status : good
URL protocol version - device : pan/2.0.0
URL protocol version - cloud : pan/2.0.0
Protocol compatibility status : compatible


I want to get rid of GUI error showing "License Required for URL filtering to Function"

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Hi @FWPalolearner ,


Good news!  Excellent work.  Try making a change and committing to see if the GUI error goes away.





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