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junos_user - Manage local user accounts on Juniper JUNOS devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module manages locally configured user accounts on remote network devices running the JUNOS operating system. It provides a set of arguments for creating, removing and updating locally defined accounts

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ncclient (>=v0.5.2)

Parameters

Parameter
Choices/Defaults
Comments
active
(added in 2.4)
    Choices:
  • yes ←
  • no
Default:
yes
Specifies whether or not the configuration is active or deactivated
aggregate
(added in 2.4)
Default:
None
The aggregate argument defines a list of users to be configured on the remote device. The list of users will be compared against the current users and only changes will be added or removed from the device configuration. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

aliases: users, collection
full_name
Default:
None
The full_name argument provides the full name of the user account to be created on the remote device. This argument accepts any text string value.
name
Default:
None
The name argument defines the username of the user to be created on the system. This argument must follow appropriate usernaming conventions for the target device running JUNOS. This argument is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.
provider
Default:
None
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli or connection: netconf.
For more information please see the Junos OS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
 
username
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
 
host
required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
 
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
 
timeout
Default:
10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
 
password
Default:
None
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
 
port
Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. The port value will default to the well known SSH port of 22 (for transport=cli) or port 830 (for transport=netconf) device.
purge
Default:
no
The purge argument instructs the module to consider the users definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured users on the device with the exception of the current defined set of aggregate.
role
    Choices:
  • operator
  • read-only
  • super-user
  • unauthorized
The role argument defines the role of the user account on the remote system. User accounts can have more than one role configured.
sshkey
Default:
None
The sshkey argument defines the public SSH key to be configured for the user account on the remote system. This argument must be a valid SSH key
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state argument configures the state of the user definitions as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the user should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the user should not be in the device active configuration

Notes

Note

  • This module requires the netconf system service be enabled on the remote device being managed.
  • Tested against vSRX JUNOS version 15.1X49-D15.4, vqfx-10000 JUNOS Version 15.1X53-D60.4.
  • Recommended connection is netconf. See the Junos OS Platform Options.
  • This module also works with local connections for legacy playbooks.
  • For information on using CLI and netconf see the Junos OS Platform Options guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Juniper network devices see https://www.ansible.com/ansible-juniper.

Examples

- name: create new user account
  junos_user:
    name: ansible
    role: super-user
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/ansible.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: remove a user account
  junos_user:
    name: ansible
    state: absent

- name: remove all user accounts except ansible
  junos_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: ansible
    purge: yes

- name: Create list of users
  junos_user:
    aggregate:
      - {name: test_user1, full_name: test_user2, role: operator, state: present}
      - {name: test_user2, full_name: test_user2, role: read-only, state: present}

- name: Delete list of users
  junos_user:
    aggregate:
      - {name: test_user1, full_name: test_user2, role: operator, state: absent}
      - {name: test_user2, full_name: test_user2, role: read-only, state: absent}

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key
Returned
Description
diff.prepared
string
when configuration is changed and diff option is enabled.
Configuration difference before and after applying change.

Sample:
[edit system login] + user test-user { + uid 2005; + class read-only; + }


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)

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