Python Firewalling ExampleΒΆ

This is an example of how to use the Memset Firewalling API with Python and the standard module xmlrpclib for XML-RPC client access.

Substitute API_KEY_HEX with a valid API key and SERVER_NAME with a valid server name and it can be run with a Python 2 interpreter.

#!/usr/bin/env python
"""
    Memset firewalling API example with Python.
"""

uri = "https://API_KEY_HEX:@api.memset.com/v1/xmlrpc/"
server_name = 'SERVER_NAME'

from xmlrpclib import ServerProxy
from pprint import pprint

def main():
    s = ServerProxy(uri)

    # create a rule group with some rules
    rule_group_nickname = "test-rule-group"
    rules = [
        {'action': 'ACCEPT',
        'dest_ports': '80,8000,8080',
        'protocols': 'tcp',
        'ordering': 1,
        'comment': 'Extended HTTP traffic',
        },
        {'action': 'REJECT',
        'ip_version': 'ipv4',
        'source_ips': '222.111.111.10/24',
        'protocols': 'tcp,udp',
        'ordering': 2,
        'comment': 'Dossers',
        },
    ]
    r = s.firewalling.rule_group_create(dict(nickname=rule_group_nickname, notes="Standard firewall rules for HTTP traffic", rules=rules))
    rule_group_name = r['name']
    pprint(r)

    # Apply this firewall rule group 
    r = s.firewalling.update(dict(name=server_name, rule_group_name=rule_group_name))
    pprint(r)

    # add another rule to the rule group
    rule = {'action': 'ACCEPT',
            'dest_ports': '9999',
            'protocols': 'udp',
            'ordering': 3,
            'comment': 'Video conferencing',
            }

    r = s.firewalling.rule_create(dict(rule_group_name=rule_group_name, **rule))
    rule_id = r['rule_id']
    pprint(r)

    # update this firewall rule
    r = s.firewalling.rule_update(dict(rule_id=rule_id, ip_version='ipv4', dest_ports='9000,9001,9999', comment='IPV4 Video Conferencing'))
    pprint(r)

    # switch back to one of the default public rules
    r = s.firewalling.update(dict(name=server_name, rule_group_name="managed-linux"))
    pprint(r)

    # clean up
    r = s.firewalling.rule_group_delete(dict(rule_group_name=rule_group_name))
    pprint(r)

    # 'clone' the managed-linux public group
    r = s.firewalling.rule_group_info(dict(rule_group_name='managed-linux'))
    cloned_rules = []
    for rule_id, rule_def in r['rules'].items():
        del(rule_def['rule_group_name'])
        cloned_rules.append(rule_def)

    cloned_group_nickname = 'cloned-group'
    r = s.firewalling.rule_group_create(dict(nickname=cloned_group_nickname, notes='Test to clone a group', rules=cloned_rules))
    cloned_group_name = r['name']
    pprint(r)

    # clean up
    r = s.firewalling.rule_group_delete(dict(rule_group_name=cloned_group_name))
    pprint(r)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()

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