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Objects > Addresses

An address object can include an IPv4 or IPv6 address (single IP, range, subnet) or a FQDN. It allows you to reuse the same object as a source or destination address across all the policy rulebases without having to add it manually each time. It is configured using the web interface or the CLI and a commit operation is required to make the object a part of the configuration.
To define an address object, click
and fill in the following fields:
Address Object Settings
Enter a name that describes the addresses to be defined (up to
characters). This name appears in the address list when defining security policies. The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Select this option if you want the address object to be available to:
  • Every virtual system (vsys) on a multi-vsys firewall. If you clear this selection, the address object will be available only to the
    Virtual System
    selected in the
  • Every device group on Panorama. If you clear this selection, the address object will be available only to the
    Device Group
    selected in the
Disable override (
Panorama only
Select this option to prevent administrators from overriding the settings of this address object in device groups that inherit the object. This selection is cleared by default, which means administrators can override the settings for any device group that inherits the object.
Enter a description for the object (up to 255 characters).
Specify an IPv4 or IPv6 address or address range, or an FQDN.
IP Netmask
Enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address or IP address range using the following notation: ip_address
where the
is the number of significant binary digits used for the network portion of the address. Ideally, for IPv6, you specify only the network portion, not the host portion.
  • (indicates one address)
  • (indicates all addresses from through
  • 2001:db8::/32
  • 2001:db8:123:1::/64
IP Range
Enter a range of addresses using the following format:
where both addresses can be IPv4 or both can be IPv6.
To specify an address using the FQDN, select
and enter the domain name.
The FQDN initially resolves at commit time. Entries are subsequently refreshed when the firewall performs a check every 30 minutes; all changes in the IP address for the entries are picked up at the refresh cycle
The FQDN is resolved by the system DNS server or a Network > DNS Proxy object, if a proxy is configured.
After selecting the address object type and entering an IP address or FQDN, click
to see the associated FQDN or IP addresses, respectively (based on the DNS configuration of the firewall or Panorama).
Select or enter the tags that you wish to apply to this address object.
You can define a tag here or use the Objects > Tags tab to create new tags. For information on tags, see Objects > Tags.

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