community.network.cnos_user module – Manage the collection of local users on Lenovo CNOS devices

Note

This module is part of the community.network collection (version 4.0.1).

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 community.network.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.cnos_user.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of the local usernames configured on Lenovo CNOS devices. It allows playbooks to manage either individual usernames or the collection of usernames in the current running config. It also supports purging usernames from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

aliases: users, collection

string

The set of username objects to be configured on the remote Lenovo CNOS device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the network device. The password needs to be provided in cleartext and it will be encrypted on the device. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.

name

string

The username to be configured on the remote Lenovo CNOS device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.

purge

boolean

The purge argument instructs the module to consider the resource definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured usernames on the device with the exception of the admin user which cannot be deleted per cnos constraints.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

role

aliases: roles

string

The role argument configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

sshkey

string

The sshkey argument defines the SSH public key to configure for the username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.

state

string

The state argument configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • on_create

  • always ← (default)

Examples

- name: Create a new user
  community.network.cnos_user:
    name: ansible
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: Remove all users except admin
  community.network.cnos_user:
    purge: yes

- name: Set multiple users role
  aggregate:
    - name: Netop
    - name: Netend
  role: network-operator
  state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“name ansible”, “name ansible password password”]

delta

string

The time elapsed to perform all operations

Returned: always

Sample: “0:00:10.469466”

end

string

The time the job ended

Returned: always

Sample: “2016-11-16 10:38:25.595612”

start

string

The time the job started

Returned: always

Sample: “2016-11-16 10:38:15.126146”

Authors

  • Anil Kumar Muraleedharan (@amuraleedhar)