community.network.netscaler_ssl_certkey module – Manage ssl certificate keys.

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.netscaler_ssl_certkey.

Synopsis

  • Manage ssl certificate keys.

Requirements

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

  • nitro python sdk

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cert

string

Name of and, optionally, path to the X509 certificate file that is used to form the certificate-key pair. The certificate file should be present on the appliance’s hard-disk drive or solid-state drive. Storing a certificate in any location other than the default might cause inconsistency in a high availability setup. /nsconfig/ssl/ is the default path.

Minimum length = 1

certkey

string

Name for the certificate and private-key pair. Must begin with an ASCII alphanumeric or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space , colon :, at @, equals =, and hyphen - characters. Cannot be changed after the certificate-key pair is created.

The following requirement applies only to the NetScaler CLI:

If the name includes one or more spaces, enclose the name in double or single quotation marks (for example, “my cert” or ‘my cert’).

Minimum length = 1

expirymonitor

string

Issue an alert when the certificate is about to expire.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

inform

string

Input format of the certificate and the private-key files. The three formats supported by the appliance are:

PEM - Privacy Enhanced Mail

DER - Distinguished Encoding Rule

PFX - Personal Information Exchange.

Choices:

  • DER

  • PEM

  • PFX

key

string

Name of and, optionally, path to the private-key file that is used to form the certificate-key pair. The certificate file should be present on the appliance’s hard-disk drive or solid-state drive. Storing a certificate in any location other than the default might cause inconsistency in a high availability setup. /nsconfig/ssl/ is the default path.

Minimum length = 1

nitro_pass

string / required

The password with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.

nitro_protocol

string

Which protocol to use when accessing the nitro API objects.

Choices:

  • http ← (default)

  • https

nitro_timeout

float

Time in seconds until a timeout error is thrown when establishing a new session with Netscaler

Default: 310

nitro_user

string / required

The username with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.

notificationperiod

string

Time, in number of days, before certificate expiration, at which to generate an alert that the certificate is about to expire.

Minimum value = 10

Maximum value = 100

nsip

string / required

The ip address of the netscaler appliance where the nitro API calls will be made.

The port can be specified with the colon (:). E.g. 192.168.1.1:555.

passplain

string

Pass phrase used to encrypt the private-key. Required when adding an encrypted private-key in PEM format.

Minimum length = 1

password

string

Passphrase that was used to encrypt the private-key. Use this option to load encrypted private-keys in PEM format.

save_config

boolean

If yes the module will save the configuration on the netscaler node if it makes any changes.

The module will not save the configuration on the netscaler node if it made no changes.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

state

string

The state of the resource being configured by the module on the netscaler node.

When present the resource will be created if needed and configured according to the module’s parameters.

When absent the resource will be deleted from the netscaler node.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Setup ssl certkey
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.network.netscaler_ssl_certkey:
    nitro_user: nsroot
    nitro_pass: nsroot
    nsip: 172.18.0.2

    certkey: certirificate_1
    cert: server.crt
    key: server.key
    expirymonitor: enabled
    notificationperiod: 30
    inform: PEM
    password: False
    passplain: somesecret

Return Values

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

Key

Description

diff

dictionary

List of differences between the actual configured object and the configuration specified in the module

Returned: failure

Sample: “{ \u0027targetlbvserver\u0027: \u0027difference. ours: (str) server1 other: (str) server2\u0027 }”

loglines

list / elements=string

list of logged messages by the module

Returned: always

Sample: “[\u0027message 1\u0027, \u0027message 2\u0027]”

msg

string

Message detailing the failure reason

Returned: failure

Sample: “Action does not exist”

Authors

  • George Nikolopoulos (@giorgos-nikolopoulos)