Create an Address Object

Create an address object to group IP addresses or specify an FQDN, and then reference the address object in a firewall policy rule, filter, or other function to avoid specifying multiple IP addresses in multiple places.
Create Address Objects to represent one or more IP addresses and then reference the address objects in one or more policy rules, filters, or other firewall functions. If you want to change the set of addresses, you change an address object once rather than change multiple policy rules or filters, which reduces your operational overhead.
  1. Create an address object.
    1. Select
      Objects
      Addresses
      and
      Add
      an address object by
      Name
      . The name is case-sensitive, must be unique, and can be up to 63 characters (letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores).
    2. Select the
      Type
      of address object:
      • IP Netmask
        —Specify a single IPv4 or IPv6 address, an IPv4 network with slash notation, or an IPv6 address and prefix. For example, 192.168.80.0/24 or 2001:db8:123:1::/64. Optionally, click
        Resolve
        to see the associated FQDN (based on the DNS configuration of the firewall or Panorama). To change the address object type from
        IP Netmask
        to
        FQDN
        , select the FQDN and click
        Use this FQDN
        . The
        Type
        changes to
        FQDN
        and the FQDN you select appears in the text field.
      • IP Range
        —Specify a range of IPv4 addresses or IPv6 addresses separated by a hyphen. For example, 192.168.40.1-192.168.40.255 or 2001:db8:123:1::1-2001:db8:123:1::22.
      • IP Wildcard Mask
        —Specify an IP wildcard address (IPv4 address followed by a slash and a mask, which must begin with a 0). For example, 10.5.1.1/0.127.248.2. A zero (
        0
        ) in the mask indicates the bit being compared must match the bit in the IP address that is covered by the zero. A one (
        1
        ) in the mask (wildcard bit) indicates the bit being compared need not match the bit in the IP address covered by the one.
      • FQDN
        —Specify the domain name. The FQDN initially resolves at commit time. The firewall subsequently refreshes the FQDN based on the time-to-live (TTL) of the FQDN in DNS, as long as the TTL is greater than or equal to the
        Minimum FQDN Refresh Time
        you configure (or the default of 30 seconds). The FQDN is resolved by the system DNS server or a DNS proxy object, if a proxy is configured. Click
        Resolve
        to see the associated IP address (based on the DNS configuration of the firewall or Panorama). To change the address object type from FQDN to IP Netmask, select an IP Netmask and click
        Use this address
        . The
        Type
        changes to
        IP Netmask
        and the IP address you select appears in the text field.
    3. (
      Optional
      ) Enter one or more Use Tags to Group and Visually Distinguish Objects to apply to the address object.
    4. Click
      OK
      .
  2. Commit
    your changes.
  3. View logs filtered by address object, address group, or wildcard address.
    1. For example, select
      Monitor
      Logs
      Traffic
      to view traffic logs.
    2. Select plus.png to add a log filter.
    3. Select the
      Address
      attribute, the
      in
      Operator, and enter the name of the address object for which you want to view logs. Alternatively, enter an address group name or a wildcard address, such as 10.155.3.4/0.0.240.255.
    4. Click
      Apply
      .
  4. View a custom report based on an address object.
    1. Select
      Monitor
      Manage Custom Reports
      and select a report that uses a Database such as Traffic Log.
    2. Select
      Filter Builder
      .
    3. Select an Attribute such as
      Address
      ,
      Destination Address
      or
      Source Address
      , select an Operator, and enter the name of the address object for which you want to view the report.
  5. Use a filter in the ACC to view network activity based on a source IP address or destination IP address that uses an address object.
    1. Select
      ACC
      Network Activity
      .
    2. View the
      Source IP Activity—For Global Filters
      , click plus.png to add a filter and select one of the following:
      Address
      or
      Source
      Source Address
      or
      Destination
      Destination Address
      and select an address object.
    3. View the
      Destination IP Activity—For Global Filters
      , click the plus.png to add a filter and select one of the following:
      Address
      or
      Source
      Source Address
      or
      Destination
      Destination Address
      and select an address object.

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