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How to Use the Version 10.0 PAN-OS API

Posted by Charles Buege on Feb 12, 2021 4:36:25 PM

Friday, February 12, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Chicago Fuel Chapter Leader

When it comes to automation, one of the most important tools to have is knowing how to make API calls. The PAN-OS has several different ways of doing this. In this article, I will concentrate on version 10, since it’s the latest version of the PAN-OS, and I will also be using the REST API instead of the XML API primarily, as that is my personal preference. There is one point where using the XML API is the only option and I will go into that later on.

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Topics: Charles Buege, 10.0 PAN-OS, API

Ignite Session Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Threat Landscape

Posted by Charles Buege on Jan 19, 2021 10:57:31 AM

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member

neon-5502633_1920At Palo Alto Networks’ Ignite ’20 virtual conference last November, Brittany Barbehenn and Alex Hinchliffe of Unit 42 gave a fantastic summary of several items that their research team had seen thus far on the different attack vectors out there. Here, we provide a rundown of the attacks they shared to keep on your radar in the new year and beyond.

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Topics: Charles Buege, threat landscape, Ignite '20

How I Did It: PA-220 Lab Upgrade to PAN-OS 10

Posted by Charles Buege on Nov 19, 2020 4:07:12 PM

Thursday, November 19, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

A few weekends ago, I embarked on the adventure of upgrading my PA-220 to PAN-OS 10. With the articles I’ve written in the past and since version 10 has been out for a while now, I wanted to start getting some experience with it myself, so I figured it was time to pull the trigger and upgrade my lab.

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Topics: PA-220, Charles Buege, lab upgrade, PAN-OS 10

Active Directory Integration: How to Create Custom Admin Roles

Posted by Charles Buege on Oct 1, 2020 5:37:13 PM

Thursday, October 1, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

When working on your Palo Alto Networks Firewall with Active Directory Integration, you may find it occasionally necessary to grant access to some users who need certain levels of access, but not full access. In my case, I recently had two specific instances where I needed to grant two different people these levels of administrative access:

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Topics: Charles Buege, Active Directory, admin roles

How to Set Up Active Directory Integration on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Jun 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM

Thursday, June 25, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

When you’re setting up a Palo Alto Networks firewall, after getting the initial IP address configured for the management interface, setting up integration into other servers in your environment is a very common, early step. This article will go into the necessary steps to set up Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration into an Active Directory environment.

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Topics: firewall, Active Directory, active directory integration

How to Set Up GlobalProtect on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on May 21, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with information on how to create a GlobalProtect Portal since its original publication in February 2020.

You’ve just entered the wonderful world of Palo Alto Networks and have found that your users need to be able to access work resources remotely. This means you’ll need to set up VPN access for them. In the parlance of Palo Alto Networks, this means you’ll also need to set up the GlobalProtect VPN client. This article will review how to set up the client for your usage.

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Topics: Global Protect, Charles Buege, VPN

How to Set Up the GlobalProtect VPN Client

Posted by Charles Buege on Feb 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Thursday, February 6, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

You’ve just begun using Palo Alto Networks technology and have found that your users need to access work resources remotely. This means you’ll need VPN access and, in the parlance of Palo Alto Networks, you’ll also need to set up the GlobalProtect VPN client. This article will review how to set up the client for your usage.

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Topics: Global Protect, Charles Buege, Fuel, VPN

How to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between a Palo Alto Networks Firewall and a Cisco Meraki MX64 Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Oct 24, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Thursday, October 24, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

Up next in my series on how to setup IPSec tunnels on Palo Alto Firewalls is an article covering how to connect to a Cisco Meraki MX64 firewall.   

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Topics: Charles Buege, IPSec Tunnel, Cisco Meraki MX64

How to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between a Palo Alto Networks Firewall and a pfSense Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Sep 27, 2019 3:49:48 PM

Friday, September 27, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

Continuing my series on how to set up IPSec tunnels on Palo Alto Networks firewalls, this blog post will cover how to connect to a pfSense firewall.   

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Topics: Charles Buege, IPSec Tunnel, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA

4 Things to Consider When Deploying a NAT Policy

Posted by Charles Buege on Jun 17, 2019 3:41:57 PM

Monday, June 17, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

NAT PolicySince my IT career hasn’t been a “traditional one,” and by that, I am referring to someone that wears one primary hat – developer, security officer, network engineer, etc., — I’ve always had the need to keep track of all of the tricks and tips that I’ve come across over the years. In that vein, what I’ve done is created my own documentation for different broad topics (like CentOS, Windows PowerShell, etc.) and then organized those documents into different sections covering how to do something, a quick reference guide to make my life easier. This way, I can come to a single document on a given topic, do a quick find on a certain keyword, and get the command or instructions for something I only do once every year or two.

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Topics: NAT Policy

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