cisco.asa.asa_ogs module – Object Group resource module

Note

This module is part of the cisco.asa collection (version 3.0.0).

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 cisco.asa.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.asa.asa_ogs.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.asa

Synopsis

  • This module configures and manages Objects and Groups on ASA platforms.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A list of Object Group options.

object_groups

list / elements=dictionary

The object groups.

description

string

The description for the object-group.

group_object

list / elements=string

Configure an object group as an object

icmp_type

dictionary

Configure an ICMP-type object

icmp_object

list / elements=string

Defines the ICMP types in the group.

Choices:

  • alternate-address

  • conversion-error

  • echo

  • echo-reply

  • information-reply

  • information-request

  • mask-reply

  • mask-request

  • mobile-redirect

  • parameter-problem

  • redirect

  • router-advertisement

  • router-solicitation

  • source-quench

  • time-exceeded

  • timestamp-reply

  • timestamp-request

  • traceroute

  • unreachable

name

string / required

Specifies object-group ID

network_object

dictionary

Configure a network object

address

list / elements=string

Enter an IPv4 network address with space seperated netmask.

host

list / elements=string

Set this to specify a single host object.

ipv6_address

list / elements=string

Enter an IPv6 prefix.

object

list / elements=string

Enter this keyword to specify a network object

port_object

list / elements=dictionary

Configure a port object

eq

string

Enter this keyword to specify a port

range

dictionary

Enter this keyword to specify a range of ports

end

integer

Specify the end of the port range.

start

integer

Specify the start of the port range.

protocol

string

Specifies that object-group is for only specified protocol only.

Required when port-object need to be configured

Choices:

  • tcp

  • tcp-udp

  • udp

protocol_object

dictionary

Configure a protocol object

protocol

list / elements=string

Defines the protocols in the group.

User can either specify protocols directly/protocol numbers(0-255)

security_group

dictionary

Configure a security-group

sec_name

list / elements=string

Enter this keyword to specify a security-group name.

tag

list / elements=string

Enter this keyword to specify a security-group tag.

service_object

dictionary

Configure a service object

NEW ‘services_object’ param is introduced at object_group level, please use the newer ‘services_object’ param defined at object_group level instead of ‘service_object’ param at object_group level, as ‘service_object’ option will get deprecated and removed in a future release.

object

string

Enter this keyword to specify a service object

protocol

list / elements=string

Defines the protocols in the group.

Choices:

  • ah

  • eigrp

  • esp

  • gre

  • icmp

  • icmp6

  • igmp

  • igrp

  • ip

  • ipinip

  • ipsec

  • nos

  • ospf

  • pcp

  • pim

  • pptp

  • sctp

  • snp

  • tcp

  • tcp-udp

  • udp

services_object

list / elements=dictionary

Configure list of service objects

Newer OGs services_object param which will replace service_object param

Relased with version 2.1.0

destination_port

dictionary

Keyword to specify destination port

eq

string

Match only packets on a given port number.

gt

string

Match only packets with a greater port number.

lt

string

Match only packets with a lower port number.

neq

string

Match only packets not on a given port number.

range

dictionary

Port range operator

end

string

Specify the end of the port range.

start

string

Specify the start of the port range.

object

string

Enter this keyword to specify a service object

protocol

string

Defines the protocols in the group.

source_port

dictionary

Keyword to specify source port

eq

string

Match only packets on a given port number.

gt

string

Match only packets with a greater port number.

lt

string

Match only packets with a lower port number.

neq

string

Match only packets not on a given port number.

range

dictionary

Port range operator

end

string

Specify the end of the port range.

start

string

Specify the start of the port range.

user_object

dictionary

Configures single user, local or import user group

user

list / elements=dictionary

Configure a user objectUser name to configure a user object.

domain

string / required

User domain

name

string / required

Enter the name of the user

user_group

list / elements=dictionary

Configure a user group object.

domain

string / required

Group domain

name

string / required

Enter the name of the group

object_type

string / required

The object group type.

Choices:

  • icmp-type

  • network

  • protocol

  • security

  • service

  • user

running_config

string

The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook. The running_config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison. This value of this option should be the output received from device by executing command.

state

string

The state the configuration should be left in

Choices:

  • merged ← (default)

  • replaced

  • overridden

  • deleted

  • gathered

  • rendered

  • parsed

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Cisco ASA Version 9.10(1)11

  • This module works with connection network_cli. See ASA Platform Options.

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1

- name: "Merge module attributes of given object-group"
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
    - object_type: network
      object_groups:
        - name: group_network_obj
          group_object:
            - test_og_network
        - name: test_og_network
          description: test_og_network
          network_object:
            host:
              - 192.0.2.1
              - 192.0.2.2
            address:
              - 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
              - 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
        - name: test_network_og
          description: test_network_og
          network_object:
            host:
              - 192.0.3.1
              - 192.0.3.2
            ipv6_address:
              - 2001:db8:3::/64
    - object_type: security
      object_groups:
        - name: test_og_security
          description: test_security
          security_group:
            sec_name:
              - test_1
              - test_2
            tag:
              - 10
              - 20
    - object_type: service
      object_groups:
        - name: O-Worker
          services_object:
            - protocol: tcp
              destination_port:
                range:
                  start: 100
                  end: 200
            - protocol: tcp-udp
              source_port:
                eq: 1234
              destination_port:
                gt: nfs
        - name: O-UNIX-TCP
          protocol: tcp
          port_object:
            - eq: https
            - range:
                start: 100
                end: 400
    - object_type: user
      object_groups:
        - name: test_og_user
          description: test_user
          user_object:
            user:
              - name: new_user_1
                domain: LOCAL
              - name: new_user_2
                domain: LOCAL
    state: merged

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
#
# object-group security test_og_security
# description test_security
# security-group name test_1
# security-group name test_2
# security-group tag 10
# security-group tag 20
# object-group network group_network_obj
# group-object test_og_network
# object-group network test_og_network
# description test_og_network
# network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
# network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# network-object host 192.0.2.1
# network-object host 192.0.2.2
# object-group network test_network_og
# network-object host 192.0.3.1
# network-object host 192.0.3.2
# network-object 2001:db8:3::/64
# object-group service O-Worker
# service-object tcp destination range 100 200
# service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs
# object-group service O-UNIX-TCP tcp
# port-object eq https
# port-object range 100 400
# object-group user test_og_user
# description test_user
# user LOCAL\new_user_1
# user LOCAL\new_user_2

# After state:
# ------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network group_network_obj
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group service O-Worker
#  service-object tcp destination range 100 200
#  service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs
# object-group service O-UNIX-TCP tcp
#  port-object eq https
#  port-object range 100 400
# object-group user test_og_user
#  description test_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

# Using Replaced

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group service O-Worker
#  service-object tcp destination range 100 200
#  service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs
# object-group service O-UNIX-TCP tcp
#  port-object eq https
#  port-object range 100 400
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

- name: "Replace module attributes of given object-group"
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
      - object_type: network
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_network
            description: test_og_network_replace
            network_object:
              host:
                - 192.0.3.1
              address:
                - 192.0.3.0 255.255.255.0
      - object_type: protocol
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_protocol
            description: test_og_protocol
            protocol_object:
              protocol:
                - tcp
                - udp
    state: replaced

# Commands Fired:
# ---------------
#
# object-group protocol test_og_protocol
# description test_og_protocol
# protocol tcp
# protocol udp
# object-group network test_og_network
# description test_og_network_replace
# no network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
# no network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# network-object 192.0.3.0 255.255.255.0
# no network-object host 192.0.2.1
# no network-object host 192.0.2.2
# network-object host 192.0.3.1

# After state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network_replace
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object 192.0.3.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group service O-Worker
#  service-object tcp destination range 100 200
#  service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs
# object-group service O-UNIX-TCP tcp
#  port-object eq https
#  port-object range 100 400
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2
# object-group protocol test_og_protocol
#  protocol-object tcp
#  protocol-object udp

# Using Overridden

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group service O-Worker
#  service-object tcp destination range 100 200
#  service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs
# object-group service O-UNIX-TCP tcp
#  port-object eq https
#  port-object range 100 400
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

- name: "Overridden module attributes of given object-group"
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
      - object_type: network
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_network
            description: test_og_network_override
            network_object:
              host:
                - 192.0.3.1
              address:
                - 192.0.3.0 255.255.255.0
          - name: ANSIBLE_TEST
            network_object:
              object:
                - TEST1
                - TEST2
      - object_type: protocol
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_protocol
            description: test_og_protocol
            protocol_object:
              protocol:
                - tcp
                - udp
    state: overridden

# Commands Fired:
# ---------------
#
# no object-group security test_og_security
# no object-group service O-Worker
# no object-group service O-UNIX-TCP
# no object-group user test_og_user
# object-group protocol test_og_protocol
# description test_og_protocol
# protocol tcp
# protocol udp
# object-group network test_og_network
# description test_og_network_override
# no network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
# no network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# network-object 192.0.3.0 255.255.255.0
# no network-object host 192.0.2.1
# no network-object host 192.0.2.2
# network-object host 192.0.3.1
# no object-group network test_network_og
# object-group network ANSIBLE_TEST
# network-object object TEST1
# network-object object TEST2

# After state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network_override
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object 192.0.3.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network ANSIBLE_TEST
#  network-object object TEST1
#  network-object object TEST2
# object-group protocol test_og_protocol
#  protocol-object tcp
#  protocol-object udp

# Using Deleted

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group service O-Worker
#  service-object tcp destination range 100 200
#  service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs
# object-group service O-UNIX-TCP tcp
#  port-object eq https
#  port-object range 100 400
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

- name: "Delete given module attributes"
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
      - object_type: network
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_network
          - name: test_network_og
      - object_type: security
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_security
      - object_type: service
        object_groups:
          - name: O-UNIX-TCP
    state: deleted

# Commands Fired:
# ---------------
#
# no object-group network test_og_network
# no object-group network test_network_og
# no object-group security test_og_security
# no object-group service O-UNIX-TCP

# After state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2
# object-group service O-Worker
#  service-object tcp destination range 100 200
#  service-object tcp source eq 1234 destination gt nfs

# Using DELETED without any config passed
#"(NOTE: This will delete all of configured resource module attributes)"

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

- name: Delete ALL configured module attributes
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
    state: deleted

# Commands Fired:
# ---------------
#
# no object-group network test_og_network
# no object-group network test_network_og
# no object-group security test_og_security
# no object-group user test_og_user

# After state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group

# Using Gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

- name: Gather listed OGs with provided configurations
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
    state: gathered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#         {
#             "object_groups": [
#                 {
#                     "description": "test_security",
#                     "name": "test_og_security",
#                     "security_group": {
#                         "sec_name": [
#                             "test_2",
#                             "test_1"
#                         ],
#                         "tag": [
#                             10,
#                             20
#                         ]
#                     }
#                 }
#             ],
#             "object_type": "security"
#         },
#         {
#             "object_groups": [
#                 {
#                     "description": "test_network_og",
#                     "name": "test_network_og",
#                     "network_object": {
#                         "host": [
#                             "192.0.3.1",
#                             "192.0.3.2"
#                         ],
#                         "ipv6_address": [
#                             "2001:db8:3::/64"
#                         ]
#                     }
#                 },
#                 {
#                     "description": "test_og_network",
#                     "name": "test_og_network",
#                     "network_object": {
#                         "address": [
#                             "192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0",
#                             "198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0"
#                         ],
#                         "host": [
#                             "192.0.2.1",
#                             "192.0.2.2"
#                         ]
#                     }
#                 }
#             ],
#             "object_type": "network"
#         },
#         {
#             "object_groups": [
#                 {
#                     "description": "test_user",
#                     "name": "test_og_user",
#                     "user_object": {
#                         "user": [
#                             {
#                                 "domain": "LOCAL",
#                                 "name": "new_user_1"
#                             },
#                             {
#                                 "domain": "LOCAL",
#                                 "name": "new_user_2"
#                             }
#                         ]
#                     }
#                 }
#             ],
#             "object_type": "user"
#         }
#     ]

# After state:
# ------------
#
# ciscoasa# sh running-config object-group
# object-group network test_og_network
#  description test_og_network
#  network-object host 192.0.2.1
#  network-object host 192.0.2.2
#  network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
#  network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#  description test_network_og
#  network-object host 192.0.3.1
#  network-object host 192.0.3.2
#  network-object 2001:db8:0:3::/64
#  group-object test_og_network
# object-group security test_og_security
#  security-group name test_1
#  security-group name test_2
#  security-group tag 10
#  security-group tag 20
# object-group user test_og_user
#  user LOCAL\new_user_1
#  user LOCAL\new_user_2

# Using Rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided  configuration
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    config:
      - object_type: network
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_network
            description: test_og_network
            network_object:
              host:
                - 192.0.2.1
                - 192.0.2.2
              address:
                - 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
                - 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0
          - name: test_network_og
            description: test_network_og
            network_object:
              host:
                - 192.0.3.1
                - 192.0.3.2
              ipv6_address:
                - 2001:db8:3::/64
      - object_type: security
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_security
            description: test_security
            security_group:
              sec_name:
                - test_1
                - test_2
              tag:
                - 10
                - 20
      - object_type: user
        object_groups:
          - name: test_og_user
            description: test_user
            user_object:
              user:
                - name: new_user_1
                  domain: LOCAL
                - name: new_user_2
                  domain: LOCAL
    state: rendered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "rendered": [
#         "object-group security test_og_security",
#         "description test_security",
#         "security-group name test_1",
#         "security-group name test_2",
#         "security-group tag 10",
#         "security-group tag 20",
#         "object-group network test_og_network",
#         "description test_og_network",
#         "network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0",
#         "network-object 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0",
#         "network-object host 192.0.2.1",
#         "network-object host 192.0.2.2",
#         "object-group network test_network_og",
#         "description test_network_og",
#         "network-object host 192.0.3.1",
#         "network-object host 192.0.3.2",
#         "network-object 2001:db8:3::/64",
#         "object-group user test_og_user",
#         "description test_user",
#         "user LOCAL\new_user_1",
#         "user LOCAL\new_user_2"
#     ]

# Using Parsed

# parsed.cfg
#
# object-group network test_og_network
#   description test_og_network
#   network-object host 192.0.2.1
#   network-object 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0
# object-group network test_network_og
#   network-object 2001:db8:3::/64
# object-group service test_og_service
#   service-object tcp-udp

- name: Parse the commands for provided configuration
  cisco.asa.asa_ogs:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "parsed": [
#         {
#             "object_groups": [
#                 {
#                     "name": "test_network_og"
#                 },
#                 {
#                     "description": "test_og_network",
#                     "name": "test_og_network",
#                     "network_object": {
#                         "host": [
#                             "192.0.2.2"
#                         ]
#                     }
#                 }
#             ],
#             "object_type": "network"
#         },
#         {
#             "object_groups": [
#                 {
#                     "name": "test_og_service",
#                     "service_object": {
#                         "protocol": [
#                             "tcp-udp",
#                             "ipinip"
#                         ]
#                     }
#                 }
#             ],
#             "object_type": "service"
#         }
#     ]

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data after module completion.

Returned: when changed

Sample: “The configuration returned will always be in the same format of the parameters above.”

before

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data prior to module invocation.

Returned: always

Sample: “The configuration returned will always be in the same format of the parameters above.”

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device

Returned: always

Sample: [“object-group network test_network_og”, “description test_network_og”, “network-object host 192.0.2.1”]

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)