Submit a Local File to WildFire (API)

The WildFire API lets you submit a local supported file type for WildFire analysis. Use this resource automate the submission of new files, such as when using a VPN service.
Ensure that you submit a valid file type when you submit a local file because uploads are limited by WildFire API Access Control.

Resource

/submit/file/

Request Parameters

Use the following form parameters when you submit a local file for WildFire analysis:
Parameters
Description
Example
apikey
(
Required
) API key
Example:
apikey=<API KEY>
file
(
Required
) Local path to file
Example:
file=@c:\pdf.pdf

Example Request

Make a POST request to the /submit/file resource and include the API key along with the local file including the filename, similar to the following cURL command:
curl -F 'apikey=<API KEY>' -F 'file=@c:\pdf.pdf' 'https://wildfire.paloaltonetworks.com/publicapi/submit/file'
The XML response contains the original filename along with the SHA256 and MD5 hash:
<wildfire> <upload-file-info> <url></url> <filetype>Adobe PDF document</filetype> <filename>pdf.pdf</filename> <sha256>ebb031c3945e884e695dbc63c52a5efcd075375046c49729980073585ee13c52</sha256> <md5>8bd6509aba6eafe623392995b08c7047</md5> <size>433994</size> </upload-file-info> </wildfire>

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