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Set up SSH credentials to the MID Server

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Set up SSH credentials to the MID Server

Palo Alto Networks Firewall sends API calls to the MID Server. As such, ensure that SSH credentials have been created for the MID Server.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

The Orchestration plugin must be activated.


  1. Navigate to Orchestration > Credentials & Connections > Credentials.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Interceptor screen, click SSH Credentials.
  4. Fill in the fields, as needed.
    Table 1. SSH Credentials
    Field Description
    Name Enter a name for the credential.
    Active Select this check box to activate this credential.
    Applies to Select All MID servers or Specific MID servers.
    MID Servers If you selected Specific MID servers, click the lock icon and select the MID Servers you want to apply these credentials to.
    Order Select the order to which the credentials are tried by the server. Smaller numbers are tried first.
    User name Enter the user name of the user associated with these credentials, if any.
    Password If you entered a User name, enter the user's password.
    Tag Enter a tag to be used for search criteria. The Tag field should contain the same value as the Name.