Get Started with the PAN-OS REST API

To use the PAN-OS® and Panorama™ REST API, first use your administrative credentials to get an API key. You can then use the API key to make API requests.
The PAN-OS REST API covers a subset of the firewall functions and you’ll need to use the XML API to complete the configuration and commit your changes.
The API requests in this guide use cURL commands. However, you can make API requests with other tools such as Postman or a RESTClient. By default, PAN-OS uses a self-signed certificate, so you will need to use the -k parameter with cURL requests. Alternatively, you can replace the self-signed certificate with one from a trusted certificate authority. If you have an internal certificate authority, generate your own certificate and install it on the firewall.

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