You can use the following user interfaces to manage the Palo Alto Networks firewall and Panorama:
Use the Web Interface to complete administrative tasks and generate reports from the web interface with relative ease. This graphical interface allows you to access the firewall using HTTPS and it is the best way to perform administrative tasks. Use the Command Line Interface (CLI)
to enter commands in rapid succession to complete a series of tasks. The CLI is a no-frills interface that supports two command modes and each mode has its own hierarchy of commands and statements. When you become familiar with the nesting structure and syntax of the commands, the CLI provides quick response times and administrative efficiency. Use the XML API
to streamline your operations and integrate with existing, internally developed applications and repositories. The XML API is a web service implemented using HTTP/HTTPS requests and responses.