Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to fix it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “enhancement” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

The PAN-OS SDK for Python could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official pan-os-python docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

The main documentation is in the docs directory and the API reference is generated from docstrings in the code.

After you set up your development environment, type poetry run make docs to generate the documentation locally.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.
  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.
  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started!

Ready to contribute some code? Here’s how to set up pan-os-python for local development.

  1. Install python 3.6 or higher

Development must be done using python 3.6 or higher. Development on python 2.7 is no longer supported.

  1. Fork the pan-os-python repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone
  3. Install Poetry

    Poetry is a dependency manager and build tool for python If you don’t have poetry installed, use the instructions here to install it:

  4. Create a virtual environment with dependencies:

    $ poetry install
  5. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  6. Now you can make your changes locally

  7. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8 and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ poetry run make lint
    $ poetry run make bandit
    $ poetry run make test
    $ poetry run make test-all
    $ poetry run make sync-deps
  8. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add -A
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  9. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.