amazon.aws.ec2_group module – maintain an ec2 VPC security group.

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 2.2.0).

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 amazon.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.ec2_group.

New in version 1.0.0: of amazon.aws

Synopsis

  • Maintains ec2 security groups.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.15.0

  • botocore >= 1.18.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key

string

AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found at https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key

string

AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) “resource:action” API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

description

string

Description of the security group. Required when state is present.

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url

string

URL to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

group_id

string

Id of group to delete (works only with absent).

One of and only one of name or group_id is required.

name

string

Name of the security group.

One of and only one of name or group_id is required.

Required if state=present.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

purge_rules

boolean

Purge existing rules on security group that are not found in rules.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

Default: “true”

purge_rules_egress

boolean

Purge existing rules_egress on security group that are not found in rules_egress.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

Default: “true”

purge_tags

boolean

If yes, existing tags will be purged from the resource to match exactly what is defined by tags parameter. If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

rules

list / elements=dictionary

List of firewall inbound rules to enforce in this group (see example). If none are supplied, no inbound rules will be enabled. Rules list may include its own name in group_name. This allows idempotent loopback additions (e.g. allow group to access itself). Rule sources list support was added in version 2.4. This allows to define multiple sources per source type as well as multiple source types per rule. Prior to 2.4 an individual source is allowed. In version 2.5 support for rule descriptions was added.

cidr_ip

string

The IPv4 CIDR range traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

cidr_ipv6

string

The IPv6 CIDR range traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

from_port

integer

The start of the range of ports that traffic is coming from.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

group_desc

string

If the group_name is set and the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

group_id

string

The ID of the Security Group that traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

group_name

string

Name of the Security Group that traffic is coming from.

If the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

ip_prefix

string

The IP Prefix https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/ec2/describe-prefix-lists.html that traffic is coming from.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

proto

string

The IP protocol name (tcp, udp, icmp, icmpv6) or number (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IP_protocol_numbers)

rule_desc

string

A description for the rule.

to_port

integer

The end of the range of ports that traffic is coming from.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

rules_egress

list / elements=dictionary

List of firewall outbound rules to enforce in this group (see example). If none are supplied, a default all-out rule is assumed. If an empty list is supplied, no outbound rules will be enabled. Rule Egress sources list support was added in version 2.4. In version 2.5 support for rule descriptions was added.

cidr_ip

string

The IPv4 CIDR range traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

cidr_ipv6

string

The IPv6 CIDR range traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

from_port

integer

The start of the range of ports that traffic is going to.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

group_desc

string

If the group_name is set and the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

group_id

string

The ID of the Security Group that traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

group_name

string

Name of the Security Group that traffic is going to.

If the Security Group doesn’t exist a new Security Group will be created with group_desc as the description.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

ip_prefix

string

The IP Prefix https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/ec2/describe-prefix-lists.html that traffic is going to.

You can specify only one of cidr_ip, cidr_ipv6, ip_prefix, group_id and group_name.

proto

string

The IP protocol name (tcp, udp, icmp, icmpv6) or number (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IP_protocol_numbers)

rule_desc

string

A description for the rule.

to_port

integer

The end of the range of ports that traffic is going to.

A value can be between 0 to 65535.

A value of -1 indicates all ports (only supported when proto=icmp).

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

state

string

Create or delete a security group.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

tags

aliases: resource_tags

dictionary

A dictionary of one or more tags to assign to the security group.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vpc_id

string

ID of the VPC to create the group in.

Notes

Note

  • If a rule declares a group_name and that group doesn’t exist, it will be automatically created. In that case, group_desc should be provided as well. The module will refuse to create a depended-on group without a description.

  • Preview diff mode support is added in version 2.7.

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

- name: example using security group rule descriptions
  amazon.aws.ec2_group:
    name: "{{ name }}"
    description: sg with rule descriptions
    vpc_id: vpc-xxxxxxxx
    profile: "{{ aws_profile }}"
    region: us-east-1
    rules:
      - proto: tcp
        ports:
        - 80
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
        rule_desc: allow all on port 80

- name: example ec2 group
  amazon.aws.ec2_group:
    name: example
    description: an example EC2 group
    vpc_id: 12345
    region: eu-west-1
    aws_secret_key: SECRET
    aws_access_key: ACCESS
    rules:
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 80
        to_port: 80
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 22
        to_port: 22
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 443
        to_port: 443
        # this should only be needed for EC2 Classic security group rules
        # because in a VPC an ELB will use a user-account security group
        group_id: amazon-elb/sg-87654321/amazon-elb-sg
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 3306
        to_port: 3306
        group_id: 123412341234/sg-87654321/exact-name-of-sg
      - proto: udp
        from_port: 10050
        to_port: 10050
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8
      - proto: udp
        from_port: 10051
        to_port: 10051
        group_id: sg-12345678
      - proto: icmp
        from_port: 8 # icmp type, -1 = any type
        to_port:  -1 # icmp subtype, -1 = any subtype
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8
      - proto: all
        # the containing group name may be specified here
        group_name: example
      - proto: all
        # in the 'proto' attribute, if you specify -1 (only supported when I(proto=icmp)), all, or a protocol number other than tcp, udp, icmp, or 58 (ICMPv6),
        # traffic on all ports is allowed, regardless of any ports you specify
        from_port: 10050 # this value is ignored
        to_port: 10050 # this value is ignored
        cidr_ip: 10.0.0.0/8

    rules_egress:
      - proto: tcp
        from_port: 80
        to_port: 80
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
        cidr_ipv6: 64:ff9b::/96
        group_name: example-other
        # description to use if example-other needs to be created
        group_desc: other example EC2 group

- name: example2 ec2 group
  amazon.aws.ec2_group:
    name: example2
    description: an example2 EC2 group
    vpc_id: 12345
    region: eu-west-1
    rules:
      # 'ports' rule keyword was introduced in version 2.4. It accepts a single port value or a list of values including ranges (from_port-to_port).
      - proto: tcp
        ports: 22
        group_name: example-vpn
      - proto: tcp
        ports:
          - 80
          - 443
          - 8080-8099
        cidr_ip: 0.0.0.0/0
      # Rule sources list support was added in version 2.4. This allows to define multiple sources per source type as well as multiple source types per rule.
      - proto: tcp
        ports:
          - 6379
          - 26379
        group_name:
          - example-vpn
          - example-redis
      - proto: tcp
        ports: 5665
        group_name: example-vpn
        cidr_ip:
          - 172.16.1.0/24
          - 172.16.17.0/24
        cidr_ipv6:
          - 2607:F8B0::/32
          - 64:ff9b::/96
        group_id:
          - sg-edcd9784
  diff: True

- name: "Delete group by its id"
  amazon.aws.ec2_group:
    region: eu-west-1
    group_id: sg-33b4ee5b
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

description

string

Description of security group

Returned: on create/update

Sample: “My Security Group”

group_id

string

Security group id

Returned: on create/update

Sample: “sg-abcd1234”

group_name

string

Security group name

Returned: on create/update

Sample: “My Security Group”

ip_permissions

list / elements=string

Inbound rules associated with the security group.

Returned: on create/update

Sample: [{“from_port”: 8182, “ip_protocol”: “tcp”, “ip_ranges”: [{“cidr_ip”: “198.51.100.1/32”}], “ipv6_ranges”: [], “prefix_list_ids”: [], “to_port”: 8182, “user_id_group_pairs”: []}]

ip_permissions_egress

list / elements=string

Outbound rules associated with the security group.

Returned: on create/update

Sample: [{“ip_protocol”: -1, “ip_ranges”: [{“cidr_ip”: “0.0.0.0/0”, “ipv6_ranges”: [], “prefix_list_ids”: [], “user_id_group_pairs”: []}]}]

owner_id

integer

AWS Account ID of the security group

Returned: on create/update

Sample: 123456789012

tags

dictionary

Tags associated with the security group

Returned: on create/update

Sample: {“Name”: “My Security Group”, “Purpose”: “protecting stuff”}

vpc_id

string

ID of VPC to which the security group belongs

Returned: on create/update

Sample: “vpc-abcd1234”

Authors

  • Andrew de Quincey (@adq)