ovirt_permissions - Module to manage permissions of users/groups in oVirt

New in version 2.3.


  • Module to manage permissions of users/groups in oVirt

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • python >= 2.7
  • ovirt-engine-sdk-python >= 4.0.0


parameter required default choices comments
Dictionary with values needed to create HTTP/HTTPS connection to oVirt:
username[required] - The name of the user, something like admin@internal. Default value is set by OVIRT_USERNAME environment variable.
password[required] - The password of the user. Default value is set by OVIRT_PASSWORD environment variable.
url[required] - A string containing the base URL of the server, usually something like ``. Default value is set by OVIRT_URL environment variable.
token - Token to be used instead of login with username/password. Default value is set by OVIRT_TOKEN environment variable.
insecure - A boolean flag that indicates if the server TLS certificate and host name should be checked.
ca_file - A PEM file containing the trusted CA certificates. The certificate presented by the server will be verified using these CA certificates. If `ca_file` parameter is not set, system wide CA certificate store is used. Default value is set by OVIRT_CAFILE environment variable.
kerberos - A boolean flag indicating if Kerberos authentication should be used instead of the default basic authentication.
Authorization provider of the user/group. In previous versions of oVirt known as domain.

aliases: domain
(added in 2.3)
If True the module will fetch additional data from the API.
It will fetch IDs of the VMs disks, snapshots, etc. User can configure to fetch other attributes of the nested entities by specifying nested_attributes.
Name of the the group to manage.
Note that if group don't exist in the system this module will fail, you should ensure the group exists by using ovirt_groups module.
Namespace of the authorization provider, where user/group resides.
(added in 2.3)
Specifies list of the attributes which should be fetched from the API.
This parameter apply only when fetch_nested is true.
ID of the object where the permissions should be managed.
Name of the object where the permissions should be managed.
no vm
  • data_center
  • cluster
  • host
  • storage_domain
  • network
  • disk
  • vm
  • vm_pool
  • template
  • cpu_profile
  • disk_profile
  • vnic_profile
  • system
The object where the permissions should be managed.
no 3
Number of the seconds the module waits until another poll request on entity status is sent.
no UserRole
Name of the the role to be assigned to user/group on specific object.
no present
  • present
  • absent
Should the permission be present/absent.
no 180
The amount of time in seconds the module should wait for the instance to get into desired state.
Username of the the user to manage. In most LDAPs it's uid of the user, but in Active Directory you must specify UPN of the user.
Note that if user don't exist in the system this module will fail, you should ensure the user exists by using ovirt_users module.
True if the module should wait for the entity to get into desired state.


# Examples don't contain auth parameter for simplicity,
# look at ovirt_auth module to see how to reuse authentication:

# Add user user1 from authorization provider
- ovirt_permissions:
    user_name: user1
    object_type: vm
    object_name: myvm
    role: UserVmManager

# Remove permission from user
- ovirt_permissions:
    state: absent
    user_name: user1
    object_type: cluster
    object_name: mycluster
    role: ClusterAdmin

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
id ID of the permission which is managed On success if permission is found. str 7de90f31-222c-436c-a1ca-7e655bd5b60c
permission Dictionary of all the permission attributes. Permission attributes can be found on your oVirt instance at following url: On success if permission is found.



  • In order to use this module you have to install oVirt Python SDK. To ensure it’s installed with correct version you can create the following task: pip: name=ovirt-engine-sdk-python version=4.0.0


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