amazon.aws.ec2_security_group module – Maintain an EC2 security group

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 5.2.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install amazon.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.ec2_security_group.

New in amazon.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Maintains EC2 security groups.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

description

string

Description of the security group. Required when state is present.

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

group_id

string

Id of group to delete (works only with absent).

One of and only one of name or group_id is required.

name

string

Name of the security group.

One of and only one of name or group_id is required.

Required if state=present.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

purge_rules

boolean

Purge existing rules on security group that are not found in rules.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

purge_rules_egress

aliases: purge_egress_rules

boolean

Purge existing rules_egress on security group that are not found in rules_egress.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

purge_tags

boolean

If purge_tags=true and tags is set, existing tags will be purged from the resource to match exactly what is defined by tags parameter.

If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified, even if purge_tags=True.

Tag keys beginning with aws: are reserved by Amazon and can not be modified. As such they will be ignored for the purposes of the purge_tags parameter. See the Amazon documentation for more information https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws_tagging.html#tag-conventions.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

rules

list / elements=dictionary

List of firewall inbound rules to enforce in this group (see example). If none are supplied, no inbound rules will be enabled. Rules list may include its own name in group_name. This allows idempotent loopback additions (e.g. allow group to access itself).

cidr_ip

string

The IPv4 CIDR range traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

Support for passing nested lists of strings to cidr_ip has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

cidr_ipv6

string

The IPv6 CIDR range traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

Support for passing nested lists of strings to cidr_ipv6 has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

from_port

integer

The start of the range of ports that traffic is coming from.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

group_desc

string

If the group_name is set and the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

group_id

string

The ID of the Security Group that traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

group_name

list / elements=string

Name of the Security Group that traffic is coming from.

If the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

group_name can accept values of type str and list.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

icmp_code

integer

added in amazon.aws 3.3.0

When using icmp or icmpv6 as the protocol, allows you to specify

the ICMP code to use. The option is mutually exclusive with to_port.

A value of -1 indicates all ICMP codes.

icmp_type

integer

added in amazon.aws 3.3.0

When using icmp or icmpv6 as the protocol, allows you to

specify the ICMP type to use. The option is mutually exclusive with from_port.

A value of -1 indicates all ICMP types.

ip_prefix

string

The IP Prefix https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/ec2/describe-prefix-lists.html that traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

proto

string

The IP protocol name (tcp, udp, icmp, icmpv6) or

number (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IP_protocol_numbers)

When using icmp or icmpv6 as the protocol, you can pass

the icmp_type and icmp_code parameters instead of

from_port and to_port.

rule_desc

string

A description for the rule.

to_port

integer

The end of the range of ports that traffic is coming from.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

rules_egress

aliases: egress_rules

list / elements=dictionary

List of firewall outbound rules to enforce in this group (see example). If none are supplied, a default all-out rule is assumed. If an empty list is supplied, no outbound rules will be enabled.

cidr_ip

string

The IPv4 CIDR range traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

Support for passing nested lists of strings to cidr_ip has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

cidr_ipv6

string

The IPv6 CIDR range traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

Support for passing nested lists of strings to cidr_ipv6 has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

from_port

integer

The start of the range of ports that traffic is going to.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

group_desc

string

If the group_name is set and the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

group_id

string

The ID of the Security Group that traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

group_name

string

Name of the Security Group that traffic is going to.

If the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

icmp_code

integer

added in amazon.aws 3.3.0

When using icmp or icmpv6 as the protocol, allows you to specify

the ICMP code to use. The option is mutually exclusive with to_port.

A value of -1 indicates all ICMP codes.

icmp_type

integer

added in amazon.aws 3.3.0

When using icmp or icmpv6 as the protocol, allows you to specify

the ICMP type to use. The option is mutually exclusive with from_port.

A value of -1 indicates all ICMP types.

ip_prefix

string

The IP Prefix https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/ec2/describe-prefix-lists.html that traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

proto

string

The IP protocol name (tcp, udp, icmp, icmpv6) or

number (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IP_protocol_numbers)

When using icmp or icmpv6 as the protocol, you can pass the

icmp_type and icmp_code parameters instead of from_port and to_port.

rule_desc

string

A description for the rule.

to_port

integer

The end of the range of ports that traffic is going to.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

state

string

Create or delete a security group.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tags

aliases: resource_tags

dictionary

A dictionary representing the tags to be applied to the resource.

If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

vpc_id

string

ID of the VPC to create the group in.

Notes

Note

  • If a rule declares a group_name and that group doesn’t exist, it will be automatically created. In that case, group_desc should be provided as well. The module will refuse to create a depended-on group without a description.

  • Prior to release 5.0.0 this module was called amazon.aws.ec2_group_info. The usage did not change.

  • Caution: For modules, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. As such, files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’. For lookup and connection plugins, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘controller’ context and not the ‘host’ context.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

- name: example using security group rule descriptions
  amazon.aws.ec2_security_group:
    name: "{{ name }}"
    description: sg with rule descriptions
    vpc_id: vpc-xxxxxxxx
    profile: "{{ aws_profile }}"
    region: us-east-1
    rules:
      - proto: tcp
        ports:
        - 80
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
        rule_desc: allow all on port 80

- name: example using ICMP types and codes
  amazon.aws.ec2_security_group:
    name: "{{ name }}"
    description: sg for ICMP
    vpc_id: vpc-xxxxxxxx
    profile: "{{ aws_profile }}"
    region: us-east-1
    rules:
      - proto: icmp
        icmp_type: 3
        icmp_code: 1
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0

- name: example ec2 group
  amazon.aws.ec2_security_group:
    name: example
    description: an example EC2 group
    vpc_id: 12345
    region: eu-west-1
    aws_secret_key: SECRET
    aws_access_key: ACCESS
    rules:
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 80
        to_port: 80
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 22
        to_port: 22
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 443
        to_port: 443
        # this should only be needed for EC2 Classic security group rules
        # because in a VPC an ELB will use a user-account security group
        group_id: amazon-elb/sg-87654321/amazon-elb-sg
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 3306
        to_port: 3306
        group_id: 123456789012/sg-87654321/exact-name-of-sg
      - proto: udp
        from_port: 10050
        to_port: 10050
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8
      - proto: udp
        from_port: 10051
        to_port: 10051
        group_id: sg-12345678
      - proto: icmp
        from_port: 8 # icmp type, -1 = any type
        to_port:  -1 # icmp subtype, -1 = any subtype
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8
      - proto: all
        # the containing group name may be specified here
        group_name: example
      - proto: all
        # in the 'proto' attribute, if you specify -1 (only supported when I(proto=icmp)), all, or a protocol number
        # other than tcp, udp, icmp, or 58 (ICMPv6), traffic on all ports is allowed, regardless of any ports that
        # you specify.
        from_port: 10050 # this value is ignored
        to_port: 10050   # this value is ignored
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8

    rules_egress:
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 80
        to_port: 80
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
        cidr_ipv6: 64:ff9b::/96
        group_name: example-other
        # description to use if example-other needs to be created
        group_desc: other example EC2 group

- name: example2 ec2 group
  amazon.aws.ec2_security_group:
    name: example2
    description: an example2 EC2 group
    vpc_id: 12345
    region: eu-west-1
    rules:
      # 'ports' rule keyword was introduced in version 2.4. It accepts a single
      # port value or a list of values including ranges (from_port-to_port).
      - proto: tcp
        ports: 22
        group_name: example-vpn
      - proto: tcp
        ports:
          - 80
          - 443
          - 8080-8099
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
      # Rule sources list support was added in version 2.4. This allows to
      # define multiple sources per source type as well as multiple source types per rule.
      - proto: tcp
        ports:
          - 6379
          - 26379
        group_name:
          - example-vpn
          - example-redis
      - proto: tcp
        ports: 5665
        group_name: example-vpn
        cidr_ip:
          - 172.16.1.0/24
          - 172.16.17.0/24
        cidr_ipv6:
          - 2607:F8B0::/32
          - 64:ff9b::/96
        group_id:
          - sg-edcd9784
  diff: True

- name: "Delete group by its id"
  amazon.aws.ec2_security_group:
    region: eu-west-1
    group_id: sg-33b4ee5b
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

description

string

Description of security group

Returned: on create/update

Sample: "My Security Group"

group_id

string

Security group id

Returned: on create/update

Sample: "sg-abcd1234"

group_name

string

Security group name

Returned: on create/update

Sample: "My Security Group"

ip_permissions

list / elements=string

Inbound rules associated with the security group.

Returned: on create/update

Sample: [{"from_port": 8182, "ip_protocol": "tcp", "ip_ranges": [{"cidr_ip": "198.51.100.1/32"}], "ipv6_ranges": [], "prefix_list_ids": [], "to_port": 8182, "user_id_group_pairs": []}]

ip_permissions_egress

list / elements=string

Outbound rules associated with the security group.

Returned: on create/update

Sample: [{"ip_protocol": -1, "ip_ranges": [{"cidr_ip": "0.0.0.0/0", "ipv6_ranges": [], "prefix_list_ids": [], "user_id_group_pairs": []}]}]

owner_id

integer

AWS Account ID of the security group

Returned: on create/update

Sample: 123456789012

tags

dictionary

Tags associated with the security group

Returned: on create/update

Sample: {"Name": "My Security Group", "Purpose": "protecting stuff"}

vpc_id

string

ID of VPC to which the security group belongs

Returned: on create/update

Sample: "vpc-abcd1234"

Authors

  • Andrew de Quincey (@adq)

  • Razique Mahroua (@Razique)