ipa_group – Manage FreeIPA group

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Add, modify and delete group within IPA server

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cn
- / required
Canonical name.
Can not be changed as it is the unique identifier.

aliases: name
description
-
Description of the group.
external
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow adding external non-IPA members from trusted domains.
gidnumber
-
GID (use this option to set it manually).

aliases: gid
group
-
List of group names assigned to this group.
If an empty list is passed all groups will be removed from this group.
If option is omitted assigned groups will not be checked or changed.
Groups that are already assigned but not passed will be removed.
ipa_host
string
Default:
"ipa.example.com"
IP or hostname of IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_HOST will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_HOST and the value are not specified in the task, then DNS will be used to try to discover the FreeIPA server.
The relevant entry needed in FreeIPA is the 'ipa-ca' entry.
If neither the DNS entry, nor the environment IPA_HOST, nor the value are available in the task, then the default value will be used.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_pass
string / required
Password of administrative user.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PASS will be used instead.
Note that if the 'urllib_gssapi' library is available, it is possible to use GSSAPI to authenticate to FreeIPA.
If the environment variable KRB5CCNAME is available, the module will use this kerberos credentials cache to authenticate to the FreeIPA server.
If the environment variable KRB5_CLIENT_KTNAME is available, and KRB5CCNAME is not; the module will use this kerberos keytab to authenticate.
If GSSAPI is not available, the usage of 'ipa_pass' is required.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_port
integer
Default:
443
Port of FreeIPA / IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PORT will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_PORT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_prot
string
    Choices:
  • http
  • https ←
Protocol used by IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PROT will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_PROT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_timeout
integer
added in 2.7
Default:
10
Specifies idle timeout (in seconds) for the connection.
For bulk operations, you may want to increase this in order to avoid timeout from IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_TIMEOUT will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_TIMEOUT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
ipa_user
string
Default:
"admin"
Administrative account used on IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_USER will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_USER and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
nonposix
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Create as a non-POSIX group.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State to ensure
user
-
List of user names assigned to this group.
If an empty list is passed all users will be removed from this group.
If option is omitted assigned users will not be checked or changed.
Users that are already assigned but not passed will be removed.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
This only applies if ipa_prot is https.
If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Examples

# Ensure group is present
- ipa_group:
    name: oinstall
    gidnumber: 54321
    state: present
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure that groups sysops and appops are assigned to ops but no other group
- ipa_group:
    name: ops
    group:
    - sysops
    - appops
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure that users linus and larry are assign to the group, but no other user
- ipa_group:
    name: sysops
    user:
    - linus
    - larry
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure group is absent
- ipa_group:
    name: sysops
    state: absent
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
group
dictionary
always
Group as returned by IPA API



Status

Authors

  • Thomas Krahn (@Nosmoht)

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