bigip_profile_http – Manage HTTP profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manage HTTP profiles on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
accept_xff
boolean
added in 2.9
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables trusting the client IP address, and statistics from the client IP address, based on the request's XFF (X-forwarded-for) headers, if they exist.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
description
string
Description of the profile.
dns_resolver
string
Specifies the name of a configured DNS resolver, this option is mandatory when proxy_type is set to explicit.
Format of the name can be either be prepended by partition (/Common/foo), or specified just as an object name (foo).
To remove the entry a value of none or '' can be set, however the profile proxy_type must not be set as explicit.
encrypt_cookie_secret
string
Passphrase for cookie encryption.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
encrypt_cookies
list
Cookie names for the system to encrypt.
To remove the entry completely a value of none or '' should be set.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
enforcement
dictionary
added in 2.9
Specifies protocol enforcement settings for the HTTP profile.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
excess_client_headers
string
    Choices:
  • reject
  • pass-through
Specifies the behavior when too many client headers are received.
If set to pass-through, will switch to pass through mode, when reject the connection will be rejected.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
excess_server_headers
string
    Choices:
  • reject
  • pass-through
Specifies the behavior when too many server headers are received.
If set to pass-through, will switch to pass through mode, when reject the connection will be rejected.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
known_methods
list
Specifies which HTTP methods count as being known, removing RFC-defined methods from this list will cause the HTTP filter to not recognize them.
The default list provided with the system include: CONNECT, DELETE, GET, HEAD, LOCK, OPTIONS, POST, PROPFIND, PUT, TRACE ,UNLOCK. The list can be appended by by specifying default keyword as one of the list elements.
The default keyword can also be used to restore the default known_methods on the system.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
max_header_count
string
Specifies the maximum number of headers allowed in HTTP request/response.
The valid value range is between 16 and 4096 inclusive.
When set to default the value of this parameter will be 64
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
max_header_size
string
Specifies the maximum header size specified in bytes.
The valid value range is between 0 and 4294967295 inclusive.
When set to default the value of this parameter will be 32768 bytes
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
max_requests
string
Specifies the number of requests that the system accepts on a per-connection basis.
The valid value range is between 0 and 4294967295 inclusive.
When set to default the value of this parameter will be 0, which means the system will not limit the number of requests per connection.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
oversize_client_headers
string
    Choices:
  • reject
  • pass-through
Specifies the behavior when too-large client headers are received.
If set to pass-through, will switch to pass through mode, when reject the connection will be rejected.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
oversize_server_headers
string
    Choices:
  • reject
  • pass-through
Specifies the behavior when too-large server headers are received.
If set to pass-through, will switch to pass through mode, when reject the connection will be rejected.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
pipeline
string
    Choices:
  • allow
  • reject
  • pass-through
Enables HTTP/1.1 pipelining, allowing clients to make requests even when prior requests have not received a response.
In order for this to succeed, however, destination servers must include support for pipelining.
If set to pass-through, pipelined data will cause the BIG-IP to immediately switch to pass-through mode and disable the HTTP filter.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
truncated_redirects
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies what happens if a truncated redirect is seen from a server.
If yes, the redirect will be forwarded to the client, otherwise the malformed HTTP will be silently ignored.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
unknown_method
string
    Choices:
  • allow
  • reject
  • pass-through
Specifies whether to allow, reject or switch to pass-through mode when an unknown HTTP method is parsed.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
fallback_host
string
added in 2.9
Specifies an HTTP fallback host.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
fallback_status_codes
list
added in 2.9
Specifies one or more HTTP error codes from server responses that should trigger a redirection to the fallback host.
The accepted valid error codes are as defined by rfc2616.
The codes can be specified as individual items or as valid ranges e.g. 400-417 or 500-505.
Mixing response code range across error types is invalid e.g. defining 400-505 will raise an error.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
header_erase
string
added in 2.8
The name of a header, in an HTTP request, which the system removes from request.
To remove the entry completely a value of none or '' should be set.
The format of the header must be in KEY:VALUE format, otherwise error is raised.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
header_insert
string
added in 2.8
A string that the system inserts as a header in an HTTP request.
To remove the entry completely a value of none or '' should be set.
The format of the header must be in KEY:VALUE format, otherwise error is raised.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
hsts_mode
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When set to yes, enables the HSTS settings.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
include_subdomains
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When set to yes, applies the HSTS policy to the HSTS host and its sub-domains.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
insert_xforwarded_for
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When specified system inserts an X-Forwarded-For header in an HTTP request with the client IP address, to use with connection pooling.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
maximum_age
string
added in 2.8
Specifies the maximum length of time, in seconds, that HSTS functionality requests that clients only use HTTPS to connect to the current host and any sub-domains of the current host's domain name.
The accepted value range is 0 - 4294967295 seconds, a value of 0 seconds re-enables plaintext HTTP access, while specifying indefinite will set it to the maximum value.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
oneconnect_transformations
boolean
added in 2.9
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables the system to perform HTTP header transformations for the purpose of keeping server-side connections open. This feature requires configuration of a OneConnect profile.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
parent
string
Default:
"/Common/http"
Specifies the profile from which this profile inherits settings.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is the system-supplied http profile.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
provider
dictionary
added in 2.5
A dict object containing connection details.
auth_provider
string
Configures the auth provider for to obtain authentication tokens from the remote device.
This option is really used when working with BIG-IQ devices.
password
string / required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE.
timeout
integer
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.
transport
string
    Choices:
  • cli
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
user
string / required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.
proxy_type
string
    Choices:
  • reverse
  • transparent
  • explicit
Specifies the proxy mode for the profile.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
redirect_rewrite
string
    Choices:
  • none
  • all
  • matching
  • nodes
Specifies whether the system rewrites the URIs that are part of HTTP redirect (3XX) responses.
When set to none the system will not rewrite the URI in any HTTP redirect responses.
When set to all the system rewrites the URI in all HTTP redirect responses.
When set to matching the system rewrites the URI in any HTTP redirect responses that match the request URI.
When set to nodes if the URI contains a node IP address instead of a host name, the system changes it to the virtual server address.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
request_chunking
string
added in 2.9
    Choices:
  • rechunk
  • selective
  • preserve
Specifies how to handle chunked and unchunked requests.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
response_chunking
string
added in 2.9
    Choices:
  • rechunk
  • selective
  • preserve
Specifies how to handle chunked and unchunked responses.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
server_agent_name
string
added in 2.8
Specifies the string used as the server name in traffic generated by BIG-IP.
To remove the entry completely a value of none or '' should be set.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
sflow
dictionary
added in 2.9
Specifies sFlow settings for the HTTP profile.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
poll_interval
integer
Specifies the maximum interval in seconds between two pollings.
The valid value range is between 0 and 4294967295 seconds inclusive.
For this setting to take effect the poll_interval_global parameter must be set to no.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
poll_interval_global
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the global HTTP poll-interval setting overrides the object-level Cpoll-interval setting.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
sampling_rate
integer
Specifies the ratio of packets observed to the samples generated. For example, a sampling rate of 2000 specifies that 1 sample will be randomly generated for every 2000 packets observed.
The valid value range is between 0 and 4294967295 packets inclusive.
For this setting to take effect the sampling_rate_global parameter must be set to no.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
sampling_rate_global
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the global HTTP sampling-rate setting overrides the object-level sampling-rate setting.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • always ←
  • on_create
always will update passwords if the encrypt_cookie_secret is specified.
on_create will only set the password for newly created profiles.
xff_alternative_names
list
added in 2.9
Specifies alternative XFF headers instead of the default X-forwarded-for header.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.

Notes

Note

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.
  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12.
  • The F5 modules only manipulate the running configuration of the F5 product. To ensure that BIG-IP specific configuration persists to disk, be sure to include at least one task that uses the bigip_config module to save the running configuration. Refer to the module’s documentation for the correct usage of the module to save your running configuration.

Examples

- name: Create HTTP profile
  bigip_profile_http:
    name: my_profile
    insert_xforwarded_for: yes
    redirect_rewrite: all
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove HTTP profile
  bigip_profile_http:
    name: my_profile
    state: absent
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add HTTP profile for transparent proxy
  bigip_profile_http:
    name: my_profile
    proxy_type: transparent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
accept_xff
boolean
changed
Enables or disables trusting the client IP address, and statistics from the client IP address.

Sample:
True
description
string
changed
Description of the profile.

Sample:
My profile
dns_resolver
string
changed
Configured dns resolver.

Sample:
/Common/FooBar
encrypt_cookies
list
changed
Cookie names to encrypt.

Sample:
['MyCookie1', 'MyCookie2']
enforcement
complex
changed
Specifies protocol enforcement settings for the HTTP profile.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  excess_server_headers
string
changed
Specifies the behavior when too many server headers are received.

Sample:
pass-through
  known_methods
list
changed
The list of known HTTP methods.

Sample:
['default', 'FOO', 'BAR']
  max_header_count
string
changed
The maximum number of headers allowed in HTTP request/response.

Sample:
4096
  max_header_size
string
changed
The maximum header size specified in bytes.

Sample:
default
  max_requests
string
changed
The number of requests that the system accepts on a per-connection basis.

Sample:
default
  oversize_client_headers
string
changed
Specifies the behavior when too-large client headers are received.

Sample:
reject
  oversize_server_headers
string
changed
Specifies the behavior when too-large server headers are received.

Sample:
reject
  pipeline
string
changed
Allows, rejects or switches to pass-through mode when dealing with pipelined data.

Sample:
allow
  truncated_redirects
boolean
changed
Specifies what happens if a truncated redirect is seen from a server.

Sample:
True
  unknown_method
string
changed
Allows, rejects or switches to pass-through mode when an unknown HTTP method is parsed.

Sample:
allow
fallback_host
string
changed
Specifies an HTTP fallback host.

Sample:
foobar.com
fallback_status_codes
list
changed
HTTP error codes from server responses that should trigger a redirection to the fallback host.

Sample:
['400-404', '500', '501']
header_erase
string
changed
The name of a header, in an HTTP request, which the system removes from request.

Sample:
FOO:BAR
header_insert
string
changed
The string that the system inserts as a header in an HTTP request.

Sample:
FOO:BAR
hsts_mode
boolean
changed
Enables the HSTS settings.

include_subdomains
boolean
changed
Applies the HSTS policy to the HSTS host and its sub-domains.

Sample:
True
insert_xforwarded_for
boolean
changed
Insert X-Forwarded-For-Header.

Sample:
True
maximum_age
string
changed
The maximum length of time, in seconds, that HSTS functionality requests that clients only use HTTPS.

Sample:
indefinite
oneconnect_transformations
boolean
changed
Enables or disables HTTP header transformations.

parent
string
changed
Specifies the profile from which this profile inherits settings.

Sample:
/Common/http
proxy_type
string
changed
Specify proxy mode of the profile.

Sample:
explicit
redirect_rewrite
string
changed
Rewrite URI that are part of 3xx responses.

Sample:
all
request_chunking
string
changed
Specifies how to handle chunked and unchunked requests.

Sample:
rechunk
response_chunking
string
changed
Specifies how to handle chunked and unchunked responses.

Sample:
rechunk
server_agent_name
string
changed
The string used as the server name in traffic generated by BIG-IP.

Sample:
foobar
sflow
complex
changed
Specifies sFlow settings for the HTTP profile.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  poll_interval
integer
changed
Specifies the maximum interval in seconds between two pollings.

Sample:
30
  poll_interval_global
boolean
changed
Enables/Disables overriding HTTP poll-interval setting.

Sample:
True
  sampling_rate
integer
changed
Specifies the ratio of packets observed to the samples generated.

Sample:
2000
  sampling_rate_global
boolean
changed
Enables/Disables overriding HTTP sampling-rate setting.

Sample:
True
xff_alternative_names
list
changed
Specifies alternative XFF headers instead of the default X-forwarded-for header.

Sample:
['FooBar', 'client1']


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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