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openssl_publickey - Generate an OpenSSL public key from its private key.

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module allows one to (re)generate OpenSSL public keys from their private keys. It uses the pyOpenSSL python library to interact with openssl. Keys are generated in PEM format. This module works only if the version of PyOpenSSL is recent enough (> 16.0.0).

Requirements

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

  • python-pyOpenSSL

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
attributes
(added in 2.3)
Attributes the file or directory should have. To get supported flags look at the man page for chattr on the target system. This string should contain the attributes in the same order as the one displayed by lsattr.

aliases: attr
force
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Should the key be regenerated even it it already exists
format
(added in 2.4)
    Choices:
  • PEM ←
  • OpenSSH
The format of the public key.
group
Name of the group that should own the file/directory, as would be fed to chown.
mode
Mode the file or directory should be. For those used to /usr/bin/chmod remember that modes are actually octal numbers. You must either specify the leading zero so that Ansible's YAML parser knows it is an octal number (like 0644 or 01777) or quote it (like '644' or '0644' so Ansible receives a string and can do its own conversion from string into number. Giving Ansible a number without following one of these rules will end up with a decimal number which will have unexpected results. As of version 1.8, the mode may be specified as a symbolic mode (for example, u+rwx or u=rw,g=r,o=r).
owner
Name of the user that should own the file/directory, as would be fed to chown.
path
required
Name of the file in which the generated TLS/SSL public key will be written.
privatekey_passphrase
(added in 2.4)
The passphrase for the privatekey.
privatekey_path
required
Path to the TLS/SSL private key from which to generate the public key.
selevel Default:
"s0"
Level part of the SELinux file context. This is the MLS/MCS attribute, sometimes known as the range. _default feature works as for seuser.
serole
Role part of SELinux file context, _default feature works as for seuser.
setype
Type part of SELinux file context, _default feature works as for seuser.
seuser
User part of SELinux file context. Will default to system policy, if applicable. If set to _default, it will use the user portion of the policy if available.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the public key should exist or not, taking action if the state is different from what is stated.
unsafe_writes
bool

(added in 2.2)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Normally this module uses atomic operations to prevent data corruption or inconsistent reads from the target files, sometimes systems are configured or just broken in ways that prevent this. One example are docker mounted files, they cannot be updated atomically and can only be done in an unsafe manner.
This boolean option allows ansible to fall back to unsafe methods of updating files for those cases in which you do not have any other choice. Be aware that this is subject to race conditions and can lead to data corruption.

Examples

# Generate an OpenSSL public key in PEM format.
- openssl_publickey:
    path: /etc/ssl/public/ansible.com.pem
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem

# Generate an OpenSSL public key in OpenSSH v2 format.
- openssl_publickey:
    path: /etc/ssl/public/ansible.com.pem
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
    format: OpenSSH

# Generate an OpenSSL public key with a passphrase protected
# private key
- openssl_publickey:
    path: /etc/ssl/public/ansible.com.pem
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
    privatekey_passphrase: ansible

# Force regenerate an OpenSSL public key if it already exists
- openssl_publickey:
    path: /etc/ssl/public/ansible.com.pem
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
    force: True

# Remove an OpenSSL public key
- openssl_publickey:
    path: /etc/ssl/public/ansible.com.pem
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
filename
string
changed or success
Path to the generated TLS/SSL public key file

Sample:
/etc/ssl/public/ansible.com.pem
fingerprint
dict
changed or success
The fingerprint of the public key. Fingerprint will be generated for each hashlib.algorithms available. Requires PyOpenSSL >= 16.0 for meaningful output.

Sample:
{'md5': '84:75:71:72:8d:04:b5:6c:4d:37:6d:66:83:f5:4c:29', 'sha1': '51:cc:7c:68:5d:eb:41:43:88:7e:1a:ae:c7:f8:24:72:ee:71:f6:10', 'sha224': 'b1:19:a6:6c:14:ac:33:1d:ed:18:50:d3:06:5c:b2:32:91:f1:f1:52:8c:cb:d5:75:e9:f5:9b:46', 'sha256': '41:ab:c7:cb:d5:5f:30:60:46:99:ac:d4:00:70:cf:a1:76:4f:24:5d:10:24:57:5d:51:6e:09:97:df:2f:de:c7', 'sha384': '85:39:50:4e:de:d9:19:33:40:70:ae:10:ab:59:24:19:51:c3:a2:e4:0b:1c:b1:6e:dd:b3:0c:d9:9e:6a:46:af:da:18:f8:ef:ae:2e:c0:9a:75:2c:9b:b3:0f:3a:5f:3d', 'sha512': 'fd:ed:5e:39:48:5f:9f:fe:7f:25:06:3f:79:08:cd:ee:a5:e7:b3:3d:13:82:87:1f:84:e1:f5:c7:28:77:53:94:86:56:38:69:f0:d9:35:22:01:1e:a6:60:...:0f:9b'}
format
string
changed or success
The format of the public key (PEM, OpenSSH, ...)

Sample:
PEM
privatekey
string
changed or success
Path to the TLS/SSL private key the public key was generated from

Sample:
/etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem


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

  • Yanis Guenane (@Spredzy)

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