Use action=clone to clone an existing configuration object. Use the xpath parameter to specify the location of the object to be cloned. Use the from parameter to specify the source object, and the newname parameter to provide a name for the cloned object.
Clone Configuration
Use the following API query to clone a security policy called rule1 to rule2: https://firewall/api/?type=config&action=clone&xpath=/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/rulebase/security/rules&from=/config/devices/entry/vsys/entry[@name='vsys1']/rulebase/security/rules/entry[@name='rule1']&newname=rule2
Confirm that the XML response for the request looks like the following: <response status="success" name="rule2"/> A corresponding success log is recorded in the Configuration log: 1,2014/03/19 19:07:45,0009C100708,CONFIG,0,0,2014/03/19 19:07:45,10.66.18.1,,clone,admin,Web,Succeeded, config devices entry vsys vsys1 rulebase security rules,384,0x8000000000000000

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