Management Interfaces
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls support the following management interfaces.
Web interface —Configuration and monitoring over HTTP or HTTPS from a web browser. For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to configure and manage the firewall, refer to the PAN-OS Administrator’s Guide .
CLI—Text-based configuration and monitoring over Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH), or the console port. For information on how to use the CLI, including on information on how to find a command and get help on command syntax, refer to the CLI Quick Start .
Panorama—Palo Alto Networks product that provides web-based management, reporting, and logging for multiple firewalls. The Panorama web interface is similar to the firewall web interface but with additional management functions (for details, see to the Panorama Administrator’s Guide ).
XML API —Provides a Representational State Transfer (REST)-based interface to access firewall configuration, operational status, reports, and packet captures from the firewall. There is an API browser available on the firewall at https://<firewall>/api, where <firewall> is the host name or IP address of the firewall. This link provides help on the parameters required for each type of API call. For details, refer to the PAN-OS and Panorama XML API Usage Guide .

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