Skillets is the default holding place for useful Panhandler skillets. These are usually smaller one-off bits that may not require their own repository. Feel free to add to this repository with your own Skillets via a PR.


A skillet is just a collection of templates with a bit of meta-data that goes along with them. Meta-data can include things like a name for the collection, a type that describes how the templates can be consumed, a description, optional labels, etc.

What's up with the name 'Skillets' anyway?

Skillet types

Although most skillets consist of loadable PAN-OS configurations, Panhandler can also load additional types of Skillets including:

  • PAN-OS
  • Terraform
  • Python
  • REST
  • Docker
  • Template

For more information, see the Panhandler documentation.

More information

The Live Community is the central place for all things Skillets.

How to use Skillets

There are several applications that can deploy Skillets:

Skillet Metadata syntax

See the Panhandler documentation for a the meta-cnc syntax.

Disclaimer and Support Policy

This template/solution is released under an as-is, best effort, support policy. These scripts should be seen as community supported and Palo Alto Networks will contribute our expertise as and when possible. We do not provide technical support or help in using or troubleshooting the components of the project through our normal support options such as Palo Alto Networks support teams, or ASC (Authorized Support Centers) partners and backline support options. The underlying product used (the VM- Series firewall) by the scripts or templates are still supported, but the support is only for the product functionality and not for help in deploying or using the template or script itself. Unless explicitly tagged, all projects or work posted in our GitHub repository (at or sites other than our official Downloads page on are provided under the best effort policy.

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