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 Add and fill in the following fields:
Address Object Settings
Description
Name
Enter a name that describes the addresses to be defined (up to 63 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.
Shared
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 Objects tab.
  • Every device group on Panorama. If you clear this selection, the address object will be available only to the Device Group selected in the Objects tab.
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.
Description
Enter a description for the object (up to 255 characters).
Type
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/maskorip_address
where the mask 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.
Examples:
  • 192.168.80.150/32 (indicates one address)
  • 192.168.80.0/24 (indicates all addresses from 192.168.80.0 through 192.168.80.255)
  • 2001:db8::/32
  • 2001:db8:123:1::/64
IP Range:
Enter a range of addresses using the following format:
ip_addressip_address
where both addresses can be IPv4 or both can be IPv6.
Example:
2001:db8:123:1::1-2001:db8:123:1::22
FQDN:
To specify an address using the FQDN, select FQDN 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.
Resolve
After selecting the address object type and entering an IP address or FQDN, click Resolve to see the associated FQDN or IP addresses, respectively (based on the DNS configuration of the firewall or Panorama).
Tags
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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