Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase: Update a URL to Reflect New Category in PAN-DB

Update a URL to Reflect New Category in PAN-DB

Created On 02/08/19 00:05 AM - Last Updated 02/08/19 00:05 AM
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A URL link was requested to be changed to a new URL category. The change was made in the latest version of the PAN-DB database. However, after updating the URL database to the latest version on the Palo Alto Networks device, the URL still shows the old category. This document describes the steps to update the URL database on the Palo Alto Networks device.


  1. Test the category of the URL on the device. The following example shows that the category update is not on the device:
    > test url not-resolved (Base db) expires in 0 seconds web-advertisements (Cloud db)

  2. Test the category on the cloud to verify the new category (ex. web-advertisements) has taken effect with the new version. BM indicates the best match in the folliowng command:
    > test url-info-cloud

  3. Request an update for the URL on the device.
    > request url-filtering update url
    Categorization request submitted successfully

  4. Verify to see if the change has taken effect.
    > test url web-advertisements (Base db) expires in 93000 seconds web-advertisements (Cloud db)

  5. The category can be also be verified on the management plane.
    > test url-info-host
    Ancestors info:

owner: ssunku

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