arista.eos.eos_user module – Manage the collection of local users on EOS devices

Note

This module is part of the arista.eos collection (version 6.0.0).

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 arista.eos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: arista.eos.eos_user.

New in arista.eos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of the local usernames configured on Arista EOS devices. It allows playbooks to manage either individual usernames or the collection of usernames in the current running config. It also supports purging usernames from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

aliases: users, collection

list / elements=dictionary

The set of username objects to be configured on the remote Arista EOS device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the username argument.

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the remote Arista EOS device. The password needs to be provided in clear and it will be encrypted on the device.

name

string

The username to be configured on the remote Arista EOS device. This argument accepts a stringv value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.

nopassword

boolean

Defines the username without assigning a password. This will allow the user to login to the system without being authenticated by a password.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

privilege

integer

The privilege argument configures the privilege level of the user when logged into the system. This argument accepts integer values in the range of 1 to 15.

role

string

Configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

sshkey

string

Specifies the SSH public key to configure for the given username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.

state

string

Configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • "on_create"

  • "always"

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the remote Arista EOS device. The password needs to be provided in clear and it will be encrypted on the device.

name

string

The username to be configured on the remote Arista EOS device. This argument accepts a stringv value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.

nopassword

boolean

Defines the username without assigning a password. This will allow the user to login to the system without being authenticated by a password.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

privilege

integer

The privilege argument configures the privilege level of the user when logged into the system. This argument accepts integer values in the range of 1 to 15.

purge

boolean

Instructs the module to consider the resource definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured usernames on the device with the exception of the `admin` user which cannot be deleted per EOS constraints.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

role

string

Configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

sshkey

string

Specifies the SSH public key to configure for the given username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.

state

string

Configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • "on_create"

  • "always" ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Arista EOS 4.24.6F

Examples

- name: create a new user
  arista.eos.eos_user:
    name: ansible
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: remove all users except admin
  arista.eos.eos_user:
    purge: yes

- name: set multiple users to privilege level 15
  arista.eos.eos_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: netop
    - name: netend
    privilege: 15
    state: present

- name: Change Password for User netop
  arista.eos.eos_user:
    username: netop
    configured_password: '{{ new_password }}'
    update_password: always
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: ["name ansible secret password", "name admin secret admin"]

session_name

string

The EOS config session name used to load the configuration

Returned: when changed is True

Sample: "ansible_1479315771"

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)