Since my departure, my friend and fantastic programmer Sven Waschkut from Palo Alto Networks has been actively supporting and updating this project. PAN has now officially added a repository on their official Github account. So latest features and cool things can be found (Docker CLI!) here
Anything below here will remain for the purpose of archiving!
PAN-Configurator is a PHP library aimed at making PANOS config changes easy (and XML free ;), maintainable and allowing complex scenarios like rule merging, unused object tracking, conversion of checkpoint exclusion groups, massive rule editing, AppID conversion … to name the ones I do on a regular basis and which are not offered by our GUI. It will work seamlessly on local config file or API.
Requirements : PHP 5.5 with curl module
Usage: include the file lib/panconfigurator.php in your own script to load the necessary classes.
With less than 20 lines of code, you should be able to solve most of your needs. Brief overview:
Loading a config from a file :
$pan = new PANConf(); $pan->load_from_file('myconfig.xml');
Prefer to load it from API candidate config ?
$connector = panAPIConnector::findOrCreateConnectorFromHost('fw1.mycompany.com'); $pan = new PANConf(); $pan->API_load_from_candidate($connector);
Delete unused objects from a config :
foreach($pan->addressStore->addressObjects() as $object ) if( $object->countReferences() == 0 ) $pan->addressStore->remove($object);
Want to know where an object is used ?
$object = $pan->addressStore->find('H-WebServer4'); foreach( $object->getReferences() as $ref ) print $ref->toString()."\n";
Replace that object by another one :
Want to add security profile group 'Block-Forward-Critical-High' in rules which have destination zone 'External' and source zone 'DMZ'?
foreach( $vsys1->securityRules->rules() as $rule ) if( $rule->from->has('DMZ') && $rule->to->has('External') ) $rule->setSecurityProfileGroup('Block-Forward-Critical-High');
Do you hate scripting ? Utility script 'rules-edit.php' is a swiss knife to edit rules and takes advantage of PAN Configurator library from a single CLI query, ie :
Do you want to enable log at start for rule going to DMZ zone and that has only object group 'Webfarms' as a destination ?
rules-edit.php in=api://fw1.mycompany.com actions=logStart-Enable 'filter=(to has dmz) and (dst has.only Webfarms)'
You are not sure about your filter and want to see rules before making changes ? Use action 'display' :
rules-edit.php in=api://fw1.mycompany.com actions=display 'filter=(to has dmz) and (dst has.only Webfarms)'
Change all rules using Application + Any service to application default ?
rules-edit.php in=api://fw1.mycompany.com actions=service-Set-AppDefault 'filter=!(app is.any) and (service is.any)'
Move post-SecurityRules with source zone 'dmz' or source object 'Admin-networks' to pre-Security rule ?
rules-edit.php in=api://panorama.mycompany.com actions=invertPreAndPost 'filter=((from has dmz) or (source has Admin-networks) and (rule is.postrule))'
Want to know what actions are supported ?
rules-edit.php listActions rules-edit.php listFilters