Get Started with the PAN-OS XML API

To use the PAN-OS XML API, first use your admin credentials to get an API key through the
command type. You can then use the API key to test a simple call.
This guide exercises API requests using cURL commands. However, you can use other API tools such as Postman and RESTClient to make API requests. By default, PAN-OS uses a self-signed certificate, so you will need to use -k parameter with cURL requests. Alternatively, you must replace the self-signed certificate with one from a known certificate authority. If you have an internal certificate authority, generate your own certificate and install it on the firewall.

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