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bigiq_application_https_waf - Manages BIG-IQ HTTPS WAF applications

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IQ applications used for load balancing an HTTPS application on port 443 with a Web Application Firewall (WAF) using an ASM Rapid Deployment policy.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
add_analytics
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Collects statistics of the BIG-IP that the application is deployed to.
This parameter is only relevant when specifying a service_environment which is a BIG-IP; not an SSG.
client_ssl_profile
Specifies the SSL profile for managing client-side SSL traffic.
name
The name of the client SSL profile to created and used.
When creating a new application, if this value is not specified, the default value of clientssl will be used.
cert_key_chain
One or more certificates and keys to associate with the SSL profile.
This option is always a list. The keys in the list dictate the details of the client/key/chain/passphrase combination.
Note that BIG-IPs can only have one of each type of each certificate/key type. This means that you can only have one RSA, one DSA, and one ECDSA per profile.
If you attempt to assign two RSA, DSA, or ECDSA certificate/key combo, the device will reject this.
This list is a complex list that specifies a number of keys. There are several supported keys.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of inherit will be used.
key
required
Specifies a key name.
cert
required
Specifies a cert name for use.
chain
Specifies a certificate chain that is relevant to the certificate and key mentioned earlier.
This key is optional.
passphrase
Contains the passphrase of the key file, should it require one.
Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device.
description
Description of the application.
domain_names
Specifies host names that are used to access the web application that this security policy protects.
When creating a new application, this parameter is required.
inbound_virtual
Settings to configure the virtual which will receive the inbound connection.
This virtual will be used to host the HTTPS endpoint of the application.
Traffic destined to the redirect_virtual will be offloaded to this parameter to ensure that proper redirection from insecure, to secure, occurs.
netmask
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
destination
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port Default:
443
The port that the virtual listens for connections on.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of 443 will be used.
name
required
Name of the new application.
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
provider
(added in 2.5)
A dict object containing connection details.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. 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.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
server_port Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
redirect_virtual
Settings to configure the virtual which will receive the connection to be redirected.
This virtual will be used to host the HTTP endpoint of the application.
Traffic destined to this parameter will be offloaded to the inbound_virtual parameter to ensure that proper redirection from insecure, to secure, occurs.
netmask
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
destination
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port Default:
80
The port that the virtual listens for connections on.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of 80 will be used.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
server_port
(added in 2.2)
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
servers
A list of servers that the application is hosted on.
If you are familiar with other BIG-IP setting, you might also refer to this list as the list of pool members.
When creating a new application, at least one server is required.
port Default:
80
The port of the server.
address
The IP address of the server.
service_environment
Specifies the name of service environment that the application will be deployed to.
When creating a new application, this parameter is required.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the resource on the system.
When present, guarantees that the resource exists with the provided attributes.
When absent, removes the resource from the system.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
validate_certs
bool

(added in 2.0)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.
wait
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If the module should wait for the application to be created, deleted or updated.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Load balance an HTTPS application on port 443 with a WAF using ASM
  bigiq_application_https_waf:
    name: my-app
    description: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS via WAF
    service_environment: my-ssg
    servers:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
        port: 8080
      - address: 5.6.7.8
        port: 8080
    inbound_virtual:
      destination: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 443
    redirect_virtual:
      destination: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 80
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
The new description of the application of the resource.

Sample:
My application
inbound_virtual_destination
string
changed
The destination of the virtual that was created.

Sample:
6.7.8.9
inbound_virtual_netmask
string
changed
The network mask of the provided inbound destination.

Sample:
255.255.255.0
inbound_virtual_port
int
changed
The port the inbound virtual address listens on.

Sample:
80
servers
complex
changed
List of servers, and their ports, that make up the application.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  port
int
changed
The port that the server listens on.

Sample:
8080
  address
string
changed
The IP address of the server.

Sample:
2.3.4.5
service_environment
string
changed
The environment which the service was deployed to.

Sample:
my-ssg1


Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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