Asynchronous and Synchronous Requests to the PAN-OS XML API
Most PAN-OS XML API requests are synchronous, meaning
the response immediately provides the requested data. For example,
when you Make
Your First API Call and request system information, the API
response is immediate and contains information such as the IP address,
hostname, and model of your firewall.
However, there are some Request
Types that require more time to process and are asynchronous,
meaning they require more than one request to get final results.
These API requests include the following:
With asynchronous requests, you first initiate a request. The
API responds with a job ID while it processes your request. In your
subsequent requests, you use this job ID to check on the results
of your original request.