cisco.meraki.meraki_admin module – Manage administrators in the Meraki cloud

Note

This module is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.6.2).

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.meraki.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.meraki.meraki_admin.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.meraki

Synopsis

  • Allows for creation, management, and visibility into administrators within Meraki.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_key

string / required

Authentication key provided by the dashboard. Required if environmental variable MERAKI_KEY is not set.

email

string

Email address for the dashboard administrator.

Email cannot be updated.

Required when creating or editing an administrator.

host

string

Hostname for Meraki dashboard.

Can be used to access regional Meraki environments, such as China.

Default: “api.meraki.com”

internal_error_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if server returns an internal server error.

Default: 60

name

string

Name of the dashboard administrator.

Required when creating a new administrator.

networks

list / elements=dictionary

List of networks the administrator has privileges on.

When creating a new administrator, org_name, network, or tags must be specified.

access

string

The privilege of the dashboard administrator on the network.

Valid options are full, read-only, or none.

id

string

Network ID for which administrator should have privileges assigned.

network

string

Network name for which administrator should have privileges assigned.

org_access

aliases: orgAccess

string

Privileges assigned to the administrator in the organization.

Choices:

  • full

  • none

  • read-only

org_id

string

ID of organization.

org_name

aliases: organization

string

Name of organization.

Used when name should refer to another object.

When creating a new administrator, org_name, network, or tags must be specified.

output_format

string

Instructs module whether response keys should be snake case (ex. net_id) or camel case (ex. netId).

Choices:

  • snakecase ← (default)

  • camelcase

output_level

string

Set amount of debug output during module execution.

Choices:

  • debug

  • normal ← (default)

rate_limit_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.

Default: 165

state

string / required

Create or modify, or delete an organization

If state is absent, name takes priority over email if both are specified.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present

  • query

tags

list / elements=dictionary

Tags the administrator has privileges on.

When creating a new administrator, org_name, network, or tags must be specified.

If none is specified, network or tags must be specified.

access

string

The privilege of the dashboard administrator for the tag.

tag

string

Object tag which privileges should be assigned.

timeout

integer

Time to timeout for HTTP requests.

Default: 30

use_https

boolean

If no, it will use HTTP. Otherwise it will use HTTPS.

Only useful for internal Meraki developers.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

validate_certs

boolean

Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • More information about the Meraki API can be found at https://dashboard.meraki.com/api_docs.

  • Some of the options are likely only used for developers within Meraki.

  • As of Ansible 2.9, Meraki modules output keys as snake case. To use camel case, set the ANSIBLE_MERAKI_FORMAT environment variable to camelcase.

  • Ansible’s Meraki modules will stop supporting camel case output in Ansible 2.13. Please update your playbooks.

  • Check Mode downloads the current configuration from the dashboard, then compares changes against this download. Check Mode will report changed if there are differences in the configurations, but does not submit changes to the API for validation of change.

Examples

- name: Query information about all administrators associated to the organization
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query information about a single administrator by name
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_id: 12345
    state: query
    name: Jane Doe

- name: Query information about a single administrator by email
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: query
    email: [email protected]

- name: Create new administrator with organization access
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: present
    name: Jane Doe
    org_access: read-only
    email: [email protected]

- name: Create new administrator with organization access
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: present
    name: Jane Doe
    org_access: read-only
    email: [email protected]

- name: Create a new administrator with organization access
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: present
    name: Jane Doe
    org_access: read-only
    email: [email protected]

- name: Revoke access to an organization for an administrator
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: absent
    email: [email protected]

- name: Create a new administrator with full access to two tags
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: present
    name: Jane Doe
    orgAccess: read-only
    email: [email protected]
    tags:
        - tag: tenant
          access: full
        - tag: corporate
          access: read-only

- name: Create a new administrator with full access to a network
  meraki_admin:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: present
    name: Jane Doe
    orgAccess: read-only
    email: [email protected]
    networks:
        - id: N_12345
          access: full

Return Values

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

Key

Description

data

complex

List of administrators.

Returned: success

account_status

string

Status of account.

Returned: success

Sample: “ok”

email

string

Email address of administrator.

Returned: success

Sample:your@email.com

has_api_key

boolean

Defines whether administrator has an API assigned to their account.

Returned: success

Sample: false

id

string

Unique identification number of administrator.

Returned: success

Sample: 1234567890

last_active

string

Date and time of time the administrator was active within Dashboard.

Returned: success

Sample: “2019-01-28 14:58:56 -0800”

name

string

Given name of administrator.

Returned: success

Sample: “John Doe”

networks

complex

List of networks administrator has access on.

Returned: success

access

string

Access level of administrator. Options are ‘full’, ‘read-only’, or ‘none’.

Returned: when network permissions are set

Sample: “read-only”

id

string

The network ID.

Returned: when network permissions are set

Sample: “N_0123456789”

org_access

string

The privilege of the dashboard administrator on the organization. Options are ‘full’, ‘read-only’, or ‘none’.

Returned: success

Sample: “full”

tags

complex

Tags the administrator has access on.

Returned: success

access

string

Access level of administrator. Options are ‘full’, ‘read-only’, or ‘none’.

Returned: when tag permissions are set

Sample: “full”

tag

string

Tag name.

Returned: when tag permissions are set

Sample: “production”

two_factor_auth_enabled

boolean

Enabled state of two-factor authentication for administrator.

Returned: success

Sample: false

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)