cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user – Manage AAA users (aaa:User)

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.aci collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install cisco.aci.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user.

Synopsis

  • Manage AAA users on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Requirements

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

  • python-dateutil

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aaa_password
string
The password of the locally-authenticated user.
aaa_password_lifetime
integer
The lifetime of the locally-authenticated user password.
aaa_password_update_required
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether this account needs password update.
aaa_user
string
The name of the locally-authenticated user user to add.

aliases: name, user
annotation
string
User-defined string for annotating an object.
certificate_name
string
The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.
If a private_key filename was provided, this defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.
If PEM-formatted content was provided for private_key, this defaults to the username value.

aliases: cert_name
clear_password_history
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to clear the password history of a locally-authenticated user.
description
string
Description for the AAA user.

aliases: descr
email
string
The email address of the locally-authenticated user.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
The status of the locally-authenticated user account.
expiration
string
The expiration date of the locally-authenticated user account.
expires
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to enable an expiration date for the locally-authenticated user account.
first_name
string
The first name of the locally-authenticated user.
host
string / required
IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

aliases: hostname
last_name
string
The last name of the locally-authenticated user.
name_alias
string
The alias for the current object. This relates to the nameAlias field in ACI.
output_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • info
  • normal ←
Influence the output of this ACI module.
normal means the standard output, incl. current dict
info adds informational output, incl. previous, proposed and sent dicts
debug adds debugging output, incl. filter_string, method, response, status and url information
output_path
string
Path to a file that will be used to dump the ACI JSON configuration objects generated by the module.
owner_key
string
User-defined string for the ownerKey attribute of an ACI object.
This attribute represents a key for enabling clients to own their data for entity correlation.
owner_tag
string
User-defined string for the ownerTag attribute of an ACI object.
This attribute represents a tag for enabling clients to add their own data.
For example, to indicate who created this object.
password
string
The password to use for authentication.
This option is mutual exclusive with private_key. If private_key is provided too, it will be used instead.
phone
string
The phone number of the locally-authenticated user.
port
integer
Port number to be used for REST connection.
The default value depends on parameter use_ssl.
private_key
string
Either a PEM-formatted private key file or the private key content used for signature-based authentication.
This value also influences the default certificate_name that is used.
This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

aliases: cert_key
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
The socket level timeout in seconds.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username
string
Default:
"admin"
The username to use for authentication.

aliases: user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • This module is not idempotent when aaa_password is being used (even if that password was already set identically). This appears to be an inconsistency wrt. the idempotent nature of the APIC REST API. The vendor has been informed. More information in the ACI documentation.

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user_certificate

The official documentation on the cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user_certificate module.

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC class aaa:User.

Cisco ACI Guide

Detailed information on how to manage your ACI infrastructure using Ansible.

Developing Cisco ACI modules

Detailed guide on how to write your own Cisco ACI modules to contribute.

Examples

- name: Add a user
  cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    aaa_user: dag
    aaa_password: AnotherSecretPassword
    expiration: never
    expires: no
    email: [email protected]
    phone: 1-234-555-678
    first_name: Dag
    last_name: Wieers
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a user
  cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    aaa_user: dag
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a user
  cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    aaa_user: dag
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all users
  cisco.aci.aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
current
list / elements=string
success
The existing configuration from the APIC after the module has finished

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment', 'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'name': 'production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerKey': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
error
dictionary
failure
The error information as returned from the APIC

Sample:
{'code': '122', 'text': 'unknown managed object class foo'}
filter_string
string
failure or debug
The filter string used for the request

Sample:
?rsp-prop-include=config-only
method
string
failure or debug
The HTTP method used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
POST
previous
list / elements=string
info
The original configuration from the APIC before the module has started

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production', 'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'name': 'production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerKey': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
proposed
dictionary
info
The assembled configuration from the user-provided parameters

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment', 'name': 'production'}}}
raw
string
parse error
The raw output returned by the APIC REST API (xml or json)

Sample:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><imdata totalCount="1"><error code="122" text="unknown managed object class foo"/></imdata>
response
string
failure or debug
The HTTP response from the APIC

Sample:
OK (30 bytes)
sent
list / elements=string
info
The actual/minimal configuration pushed to the APIC

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
status
integer
failure or debug
The HTTP status from the APIC

Sample:
200
url
string
failure or debug
The HTTP url used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
https://10.11.12.13/api/mo/uni/tn-production.json


Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)