Get Your API Key
To use the API, generate the API key required for authenticating API calls. Request parameters should be URL encoded when used in HTTP requests.
If you have an existing key and generate another key for the same user, all existing sessions will end for the user and previous API sessions will be deleted. If the cookie for the request doesn’t exist but you make subsequent requests, configuration logs will show the user as unknown.
- To generate an API key, make a GET or POST request to the firewall’s hostname or IP addresses using the administrative credentials andtype=keygen:
orcurl -k -X GET 'https://<firewall>/api/?type=keygen&user=<username>&password=<password>'curl -k -X POST 'https://<firewall>/api/?type=keygen&user=<username>&password=<password>'A successful API call returnsstatus="success"along with the API key within thekeyelement:<response status="success"> <result> <key>gJlQWE56987nBxIqyfa62sZeRtYuIo2BgzEA9UOnlZBhU==</key> </result> </response>(Optional) Revoke an API key.You can choose to revoke and then change an API key associated with an administrator account by changing the password associated with the administrator account. Any API keys that were generated using the previous credentials would no longer be valid.If you want the firewall to generate a unique API key, change the master key on your firewall in order to generate a unique API key. If you have not changed the firewall master key from the default, all firewalls with the same username/password will return the same API key. Keep in mind, however, if you use Panorama to manage your firewalls, Panorama and all of the firewalls that it manages must have the same master key.
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