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iam_policy - Manage IAM policies for users, groups, and roles

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Allows uploading or removing IAM policies for IAM users, groups or roles.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
aws_access_key
no
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
no
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
ec2_url
no
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
iam_name
yes
Name of IAM resource you wish to target for policy actions. In other words, the user name, group name or role name.
iam_type
yes
  • user
  • group
  • role
Type of IAM resource
policy_document
no
The path to the properly json formatted policy file (mutually exclusive with policy_json)
policy_json
no
A properly json formatted policy as string (mutually exclusive with policy_document, see https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/7005#issuecomment-42894813 on how to use it properly)
policy_name
yes
The name label for the policy to create or remove.
profile
(added in 1.6)
no
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
no
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
no
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
skip_duplicates
no /
By default the module looks for any policies that match the document you pass in, if there is a match it will not make a new policy object with the same rules. You can override this by specifying false which would allow for two policy objects with different names but same rules.
state
yes
  • present
  • absent
Whether to create or delete the IAM policy.
validate_certs
(added in 1.5)
no yes
  • yes
  • no
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Examples

# Create a policy with the name of 'Admin' to the group 'administrators'
tasks:
- name: Assign a policy called Admin to the administrators group
  iam_policy:
    iam_type: group
    iam_name: administrators
    policy_name: Admin
    state: present
    policy_document: admin_policy.json

# Advanced example, create two new groups and add a READ-ONLY policy to both
# groups.
task:
- name: Create Two Groups, Mario and Luigi
  iam:
    iam_type: group
    name: "{{ item }}"
    state: present
  with_items:
     - Mario
     - Luigi
  register: new_groups

- name: Apply READ-ONLY policy to new groups that have been recently created
  iam_policy:
    iam_type: group
    iam_name: "{{ item.created_group.group_name }}"
    policy_name: "READ-ONLY"
    policy_document: readonlypolicy.json
    state: present
  with_items: "{{ new_groups.results }}"

# Create a new S3 policy with prefix per user
tasks:
- name: Create S3 policy from template
  iam_policy:
    iam_type: user
    iam_name: "{{ item.user }}"
    policy_name: "s3_limited_access_{{ item.prefix }}"
    state: present
    policy_json: " {{ lookup( 'template', 's3_policy.json.j2') }} "
    with_items:
      - user: s3_user
        prefix: s3_user_prefix

Notes

Note

  • Currently boto does not support the removal of Managed Policies, the module will not work removing/adding managed policies.
  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Support

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