10. August 2018 · Comments Off on Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) bulk modifications of policy rules. · Categories: Cisco, Firewall, Linux, Linux Scripts, Networking · Tags: , , , , , , ,

As stated in my previous post, the Cisco Migration tools are very limited and Cisco has not shared any tools publicly that can perform bulk modifications. When migrating to a firepower unless all the previous access rules on the ASA had logging enabled any rule converted will continue to not have logging enabled. This is a major bummer for auditors, security teams or for anyone looking to eventually migrate L4 rules to L7 rules.

Just because I can, the following example script will bulk enable logBegin & sendEventsToFMC on all policy rules on a Firepower (FMC) appliance. This script is intended to be a reference, however modifying policy rules can broadly be broken down into the following steps:

  1. GET the accessrule
  2. Purge the metadata & link value trees from the json
  3. Change, add or remove whatever values you want
  4. PUT the accessrule
## Example script that can bulk modify policy rules on a Cisco FMC.
## Requires: python:PyYAML,shyaml
## 2018 (v.01) - Script from www.davideaves.com
# Convert JSON to YAML
j2y() {
 python -c 'import sys, yaml, json; yaml.safe_dump(json.load(sys.stdin), sys.stdout, default_flow_style=False)' 2> /dev/null
# Convert YAML to JSON
y2j() {
 python -c 'import sys, yaml, json; y=yaml.load(sys.stdin.read()); print json.dumps(y)' 2> /dev/null
# Pop forbidden put values (metadata, links)
jpop() {
 python -c 'import sys, json; j=json.load(sys.stdin); j.pop("metadata"); j.pop("links"); print json.dumps(j)' 2> /dev/null
fmcauth() {
 ### Post credentials and eval header return data.
 if [[ -z "${auth_epoch}" || "${auth_epoch}" -lt "$(($(date +%s) - 1500))" ]]
   if [ -z "${X_auth_access_toke}" ]
    then eval "auth_epoch=$(date +%s)"
        eval "$(curl -skX POST https://${firepower}/api/fmc_platform/v1/auth/generatetoken \
          -H "Authorization: Basic $(printf "${username}:${password}" | base64)" -D - |\
          awk '/(auth|DOMAIN|global)/{gsub(/[\r|:]/,""); gsub(/-/,"_",$1); print $1"=\""$2"\""}')"
    else eval "auth_epoch=$(date +%s)"
         eval "$(curl -skX POST https://${firepower}/api/fmc_platform/v1/auth/refreshtoken \
          -H "X-auth-access-token: ${X_auth_access_token}" \
          -H "X-auth-refresh-token: ${X_auth_refresh_token}" -D - |\
          awk '/(auth|DOMAIN|global)/{gsub(/[\r|:]/,""); gsub(/-/,"_",$1); print $1"=\""$2"\""}')"
# Get a list of all access control policies.
fmcauth && curl -skX GET https://${firepower}/api/fmc_config/v1/domain/${DOMAIN_UUID}/policy/accesspolicies \
 -H "X-auth-access-token: ${X_auth_access_token}" | j2y | shyaml get-value items | awk '/self:/{print $NF}' | while read POLICY
do fmcauth
   # Get a list of all access rules in each policy.
   curl -skX GET ${POLICY}/accessrules?limit=10000 -H "X-auth-access-token: ${X_auth_access_token}" |\
   j2y | shyaml get-value items 2> /dev/null | awk '/self:/{print $NF}' | while read RULE
      # ID of the access rule.
      UUID="$(basename ${RULE})"
      # Collect the access rule resource and pop forbidden values.
      RESOURCE=`curl -skX GET ${RULE} -H "X-auth-access-token: ${X_auth_access_token}" | jpop`
      # Modify only if resource exists.
      if [[ ${RESOURCE} != *"Resource not found."* ]]
       then echo -ne "$(date) - PUT:${UUID} - MSG: "
       # Use sed to modify values in payload before putting back to FMC.
       curl -skX PUT ${RULE} \
        -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
        -H "X-auth-access-token: ${X_auth_access_token}" \
        -d "$(echo ${RESOURCE} | j2y | sed 's/logBegin: false/logBegin: true/;s/sendEventsToFMC: false/sendEventsToFMC: true/' | y2j)" && echo

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