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 5.0.1).

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 version 1.0.0: of arista.eos

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. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.

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. Please note that this option is not same as provider username.

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:

  • no

  • yes

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. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.

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. Please note that this option is not same as provider username.

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:

  • no

  • yes

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.

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

Starting with Ansible 2.6 we recommend using connection: httpapi for eAPI.

This option will be removed in a release after 2022-06-01.

For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

auth_pass

string

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.

authorize

boolean

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or eapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or eapi.

The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task (cli=22, http=80, https=443).

Default: 0

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

transport

string

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.

Choices:

  • cli ← (default)

  • eapi

use_proxy

boolean

If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

use_ssl

boolean

Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=eapi. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the eAPI authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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)