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panos_security_rule - Create security rule policy on PAN-OS devices or Panorama management console.

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Security policies allow you to enforce rules and take action, and can be as general or specific as needed. The policy rules are compared against the incoming traffic in sequence, and because the first rule that matches the traffic is applied, the more specific rules must precede the more general ones.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
action Default:
allow
Action to apply once rules maches.
antivirus
Name of the already defined antivirus profile.
api_key
API key that can be used instead of username/password credentials.
application Default:
any
List of applications.
commit
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Commit configuration if changed.
data_filtering
Name of the already defined data_filtering profile.
description
Description for the security rule.
destination_ip Default:
any
List of destination addresses.
destination_zone Default:
any
List of destination zones.
devicegroup
- Device groups are used for the Panorama interaction with Firewall(s). The group must exists on Panorama. If device group is not define we assume that we are contacting Firewall.
file_blocking
Name of the already defined file_blocking profile.
group_profile
- Security profile group that is already defined in the system. This property supersedes antivirus, vulnerability, spyware, url_filtering, file_blocking, data_filtering, and wildfire_analysis properties.
hip_profiles Default:
any
- If you are using GlobalProtect with host information profile (HIP) enabled, you can also base the policy on information collected by GlobalProtect. For example, the user access level can be determined HIP that notifies the firewall about the user's local configuration.
ip_address
required
IP address (or hostname) of PAN-OS device being configured.
log_end Default:
yes
Whether to log at session end.
log_start
Whether to log at session start.
operation Default:
add
The action to be taken. Supported values are add/update/find/delete.
password
required
Password credentials to use for auth unless api_key is set.
rule_name
required
Name of the security rule.
rule_type Default:
universal
Type of security rule (version 6.1 of PanOS and above).
service Default:
application-default
List of services.
source_ip Default:
any
List of source addresses.
source_user Default:
any
Use users to enforce policy for individual users or a group of users.
source_zone Default:
any
List of source zones.
spyware
Name of the already defined spyware profile.
tag_name
Administrative tags that can be added to the rule. Note, tags must be already defined.
url_filtering
Name of the already defined url_filtering profile.
username Default:
admin
Username credentials to use for auth unless api_key is set.
vulnerability
Name of the already defined vulnerability profile.
wildfire_analysis
Name of the already defined wildfire_analysis profile.

Notes

Note

  • Checkmode is not supported.
  • Panorama is supported.

Examples

- name: add an SSH inbound rule to devicegroup
  panos_security_rule:
    ip_address: '{{ ip_address }}'
    username: '{{ username }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    operation: 'add'
    rule_name: 'SSH permit'
    description: 'SSH rule test'
    tag_name: ['ProjectX']
    source_zone: ['public']
    destination_zone: ['private']
    source_ip: ['any']
    source_user: ['any']
    destination_ip: ['1.1.1.1']
    category: ['any']
    application: ['ssh']
    service: ['application-default']
    hip_profiles: ['any']
    action: 'allow'
    devicegroup: 'Cloud Edge'

- name: add a rule to allow HTTP multimedia only from CDNs
  panos_security_rule:
    ip_address: '10.5.172.91'
    username: 'admin'
    password: 'paloalto'
    operation: 'add'
    rule_name: 'HTTP Multimedia'
    description: 'Allow HTTP multimedia only to host at 1.1.1.1'
    source_zone: ['public']
    destination_zone: ['private']
    source_ip: ['any']
    source_user: ['any']
    destination_ip: ['1.1.1.1']
    category: ['content-delivery-networks']
    application: ['http-video', 'http-audio']
    service: ['service-http', 'service-https']
    hip_profiles: ['any']
    action: 'allow'

- name: add a more complex rule that uses security profiles
  panos_security_rule:
    ip_address: '{{ ip_address }}'
    username: '{{ username }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    operation: 'add'
    rule_name: 'Allow HTTP w profile'
    log_start: false
    log_end: true
    action: 'allow'
    antivirus: 'default'
    vulnerability: 'default'
    spyware: 'default'
    url_filtering: 'default'
    wildfire_analysis: 'default'

- name: delete a devicegroup security rule
  panos_security_rule:
    ip_address: '{{ ip_address }}'
    api_key: '{{ api_key }}'
    operation: 'delete'
    rule_name: 'Allow telnet'
    devicegroup: 'DC Firewalls'

- name: find a specific security rule
  panos_security_rule:
    ip_address: '{{ ip_address }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    operation: 'find'
    rule_name: 'Allow RDP to DCs'
  register: result
- debug: msg='{{result.stdout_lines}}'

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Ivan Bojer (@ivanbojer), Robert Hagen (@rnh556)

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