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iam_user - Manage AWS IAM users

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage AWS IAM users

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key Default:
None
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 Default:
None
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 Default:
None
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.
managed_policy
A list of managed policy ARNs or friendly names to attach to the user. To embed an inline policy, use iam_policy.
name
required
The name of the user to create.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Default:
None
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
purge_policy Default:
no
Detach policies which are not included in managed_policy list
region
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)
Default:
None
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
state
required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Create or remove the IAM user
validate_certs
(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • 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

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.
# Note: This module does not allow management of groups that users belong to.
#       Groups should manage their membership directly using `iam_group`,
#       as users belong to them.

# Create a user
- iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: present

# Create a user and attach a managed policy using its ARN
- iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    managed_policy:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonSNSFullAccess
    state: present

# Remove all managed policies from an existing user with an empty list
- iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: present
    purge_policy: true

# Delete the user
- iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
user
complex
success
dictionary containing all the user information

  path
string
the path to the user

Sample:
/
  create_date
string
the date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format, when the user was created

Sample:
2017-02-08T04:36:28+00:00
  user_id
string
the stable and unique string identifying the user

Sample:
AGPAIDBWE12NSFINE55TM
  arn
string
the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the user

Sample:
arn:aws:iam::1234567890:user/testuser1
  user_name
string
the friendly name that identifies the user

Sample:
testuser1


Status

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

Author

  • Josh Souza, @joshsouza

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