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ipa_host – Manage FreeIPA host

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Add, modify and delete an IPA host using IPA API

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
-
A description of this host.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Force host name even if not in DNS.
fqdn
- / required
Full qualified domain name.
Can not be changed as it is the unique identifier.

aliases: name
ip_address
-
Add the host to DNS with this IP address.
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.
mac_address
-
List of Hardware MAC address(es) off this host.
If option is omitted MAC addresses will not be checked or changed.
If an empty list is passed all assigned MAC addresses will be removed.
MAC addresses that are already assigned but not passed will be removed.

aliases: macaddress
ns_hardware_platform
-
Host hardware platform (e.g. "Lenovo T61")

aliases: nshardwareplatform
ns_host_location
-
Host location (e.g. "Lab 2")

aliases: nshostlocation
ns_os_version
-
Host operating system and version (e.g. "Fedora 9")

aliases: nsosversion
random_password
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Generate a random password to be used in bulk enrollment
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • enabled
  • disabled
State to ensure
update_dns
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set "True" with state as "absent", then removes DNS records of the host managed by FreeIPA DNS.
This option has no effect for states other than "absent".
user_certificate
-
List of Base-64 encoded server certificates.
If option is omitted certificates will not be checked or changed.
If an empty list is passed all assigned certificates will be removed.
Certificates already assigned but not passed will be removed.

aliases: usercertificate
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 host is present
- ipa_host:
    name: host01.example.com
    description: Example host
    ip_address: 192.168.0.123
    ns_host_location: Lab
    ns_os_version: CentOS 7
    ns_hardware_platform: Lenovo T61
    mac_address:
    - "08:00:27:E3:B1:2D"
    - "52:54:00:BD:97:1E"
    state: present
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Generate a random password for bulk enrolment
- ipa_host:
    name: host01.example.com
    description: Example host
    ip_address: 192.168.0.123
    state: present
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret
    validate_certs: False
    random_password: True

# Ensure host is disabled
- ipa_host:
    name: host01.example.com
    state: disabled
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure that all user certificates are removed
- ipa_host:
    name: host01.example.com
    user_certificate: []
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure host is absent
- ipa_host:
    name: host01.example.com
    state: absent
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure host and its DNS record is absent
- ipa_host:
    name: host01.example.com
    state: absent
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret
    update_dns: True

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
host
dictionary
always
Host as returned by IPA API.

host_diff
list
if check mode and a difference is found
List of options that differ and would be changed



Status

Authors

  • Thomas Krahn (@Nosmoht)

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