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win_credential – Manages Windows Credentials in the Credential Manager

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Used to create and remove Windows Credentials in the Credential Manager.
  • This module can manage both standard username/password credentials as well as certificate credentials.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
alias
string
Adds an alias for the credential.
Typically this is the NetBIOS name of a host if name is set to the DNS name.
attributes
-
A list of dicts that set application specific attributes for a credential.
When set, existing attributes will be compared to the list as a whole, any differences means all attributes will be replaced.
data
string
The value for the attribute.
data_format
string
    Choices:
  • base64
  • text ←
Controls the input type for data.
If text, data is a text string that is UTF-16LE encoded to bytes.
If base64, data is a base64 string that is base64 decoded to bytes.
name
string / required
The key for the attribute.
This is not a unique identifier as multiple attributes can have the same key.
comment
string
A user defined comment for the credential.
name
string / required
The target that identifies the server or servers that the credential is to be used for.
If the value can be a NetBIOS name, DNS server name, DNS host name suffix with a wildcard character (*), a NetBIOS of DNS domain name that contains a wildcard character sequence, or an asterisk.
See TargetName in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/wincred/ns-wincred-_credentiala for more details on what this value can be.
This is used with type to produce a unique credential.
persistence
string
    Choices:
  • enterprise
  • local ←
Defines the persistence of the credential.
If local, the credential will persist for all logons of the same user on the same host.
enterprise is the same as local but the credential is visible to the same domain user when running on other hosts and not just localhost.
secret
string
The secret for the credential.
When omitted, then no secret is used for the credential if a new credentials is created.
When type is a password type, this is the password for username.
When type is a certificate type, this is the pin for the certificate.
secret_format
string
    Choices:
  • base64
  • text ←
Controls the input type for secret.
If text, secret is a text string that is UTF-16LE encoded to bytes.
If base64, secret is a base64 string that is base64 decoded to bytes.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
When absent, the credential specified by name and type is removed.
When present, the credential specified by name and type is removed.
type
string / required
    Choices:
  • domain_certificate
  • domain_password
  • generic_certificate
  • generic_password
The type of credential to store.
This is used with name to produce a unique credential.
When the type is a domain type, the credential is used by Microsoft authentication packages like Negotiate.
When the type is a generic type, the credential is not used by any particular authentication package.
It is recommended to use a domain type as only authentication providers can access the secret.
update_secret
string
    Choices:
  • always ←
  • on_create
When always, the secret will always be updated if they differ.
When on_create, the secret will only be checked/updated when it is first created.
If the secret cannot be retrieved and this is set to always, the module will always result in a change.
username
string
When type is a password type, then this is the username to store for the credential.
When type is a credential type, then this is the thumbprint as a hex string of the certificate to use.
When type=domain_password, this should be in the form of a Netlogon (DOMAIN\Username) or a UPN ([email protected]).
If using a certificate thumbprint, the certificate must exist in the CurrentUser\My certificate store for the executing user.

Notes

Note

  • This module requires to be run with become so it can access the user’s credential store.
  • There can only be one credential per host and type. if a second credential is defined that uses the same host and type, then the original credential is overwritten.

See Also

See also

win_user_right – Manage Windows User Rights
The official documentation on the win_user_right module.
win_whoami – Get information about the current user and process
The official documentation on the win_whoami module.

Examples

- name: Create a local only credential
  win_credential:
    name: server.domain.com
    type: domain_password
    username: DOMAIN\username
    secret: Password01
    state: present

- name: Remove a credential
  win_credential:
    name: server.domain.com
    type: domain_password
    state: absent

- name: Create a credential with full values
  win_credential:
    name: server.domain.com
    type: domain_password
    alias: server
    username: [email protected]
    secret: Password01
    comment: Credential for server.domain.com
    persistence: enterprise
    attributes:
    - name: Source
      data: Ansible
    - name: Unique Identifier
      data: Y3VzdG9tIGF0dHJpYnV0ZQ==
      data_format: base64

- name: Create a certificate credential
  win_credential:
    name: '*.domain.com'
    type: domain_certificate
    username: 0074CC4F200D27DC3877C24A92BA8EA21E6C7AF4
    state: present

- name: Create a generic credential
  win_credential:
    name: smbhost
    type: generic_password
    username: smbuser
    password: smbuser
    state: present

- name: Remove a generic credential
  win_credential:
    name: smbhost
    type: generic_password
    state: absent

Status

Authors

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)

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