cisco.ios.ios_user – Manage the aggregate of local users on Cisco IOS device

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.ios collection.

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.ios.ios_user.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
list / elements=dictionary
The set of username objects to be configured on the remote Cisco IOS device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

aliases: users, collection
configured_password
string
The password to be configured on the Cisco IOS 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.
hashed_password
dictionary
This option allows configuring hashed passwords on Cisco IOS devices.
type
integer / required
Specifies the type of hash (e.g., 5 for MD5, 8 for PBKDF2, etc.)
For this to work, the device needs to support the desired hash type
value
string / required
The actual hashed password to be configured on the device
name
string / required
The username to be configured on the Cisco IOS device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument. Please note that this option is not same as provider username.
nopassword
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Defines the username without assigning a password. This will allow the user to login to the system without being authenticated by a password.
password_type
string
    Choices:
  • secret
  • password
This argument determines whether a 'password' or 'secret' will be configured.
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.
sshkey
list / elements=string
Specifies one or more SSH public key(s) to configure for the given username.
This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
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
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • on_create
  • always
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.
view
string
Configures the view for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the view name. This argument does not check if the view has been configured on the device.

aliases: role
configured_password
string
The password to be configured on the Cisco IOS 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.
hashed_password
dictionary
This option allows configuring hashed passwords on Cisco IOS devices.
type
integer / required
Specifies the type of hash (e.g., 5 for MD5, 8 for PBKDF2, etc.)
For this to work, the device needs to support the desired hash type
value
string / required
The actual hashed password to be configured on the device
name
string
The username to be configured on the Cisco IOS device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument. Please note that this option is not same as provider username.
nopassword
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Defines the username without assigning a password. This will allow the user to login to the system without being authenticated by a password.
password_type
string
    Choices:
  • secret ←
  • password
This argument determines whether a 'password' or 'secret' will be configured.
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.
For more information please see the IOS 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
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
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 value is used to authenticate the SSH session. 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.
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. 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.
username
string
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
purge
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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 (the current defined set of users).
sshkey
list / elements=string
Specifies one or more SSH public key(s) to configure for the given username.
This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
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
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • on_create
  • always ←
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.
view
string
Configures the view for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the view name. This argument does not check if the view has been configured on the device.

aliases: role

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: create a new user
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    name: ansible
    nopassword: true
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: create a new user with multiple keys
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    name: ansible
    sshkey:
    - "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    - "{{ lookup('file', '~/path/to/public_key') }}"
    state: present

- name: remove all users except admin
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    purge: yes

- name: remove all users except admin and these listed users
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: testuser1
    - name: testuser2
    - name: testuser3
    purge: yes

- name: set multiple users to privilege level 15
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: netop
    - name: netend
    privilege: 15
    state: present

- name: set user view/role
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    name: netop
    view: network-operator
    state: present

- name: Change Password for User netop
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    name: netop
    configured_password: '{{ new_password }}'
    update_password: always
    state: present

- name: Aggregate of users
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: ansibletest2
    - name: ansibletest3
    view: network-admin

- name: Add a user specifying password type
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    name: ansibletest4
    configured_password: '{{ new_password }}'
    password_type: password

- name: Add a user with MD5 hashed password
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    name: ansibletest5
    hashed_password:
      type: 5
      value: $3$8JcDilcYgFZi.yz4ApaqkHG2.8/

- name: Delete users with aggregate
  cisco.ios.ios_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: ansibletest1
    - name: ansibletest2
    - name: ansibletest3
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['username ansible secret password', 'username admin secret admin']


Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)