cisco.meraki.meraki_mr_l3_firewall module – Manage MR access point layer 3 firewalls in the Meraki cloud

Note

This module is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.11.0).

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.meraki.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.meraki.meraki_mr_l3_firewall.

Synopsis

  • Allows for creation, management, and visibility into layer 3 firewalls implemented on Meraki MR access points.

  • Module is not idempotent as of current release.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allow_lan_access

boolean

Sets whether devices can talk to other devices on the same LAN.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

auth_key

string / required

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

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

net_id

string

ID of network containing access points.

net_name

string

Name of network containing access points.

number

aliases: ssid_number

string

Number of SSID to apply firewall rule to.

org_id

string

ID of organization.

org_name

aliases: organization

string

Name of organization.

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

rules

list / elements=dictionary

List of firewall rules.

comment

string

Optional comment describing the firewall rule.

dest_cidr

string

Comma-separated list of CIDR notation networks to match.

dest_port

string

Comma-seperated list of destination ports to match.

policy

string

Specifies the action that should be taken when rule is hit.

Choices:

  • allow

  • deny

protocol

string

Specifies protocol to match against.

Choices:

  • any

  • icmp

  • tcp

  • udp

ssid_name

aliases: ssid

string

Name of SSID to apply firewall rule to.

state

string

Create or modify an organization.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • query

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: Create single firewall rule
  meraki_mr_l3_firewall:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_id: 12345
    number: 1
    rules:
      - comment: Integration test rule
        policy: allow
        protocol: tcp
        dest_port: 80
        dest_cidr: 192.0.2.0/24
    allow_lan_access: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable local LAN access
  meraki_mr_l3_firewall:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_id: 123
    number: 1
    rules:
    allow_lan_access: yes
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query firewall rules
  meraki_mr_l3_firewall:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: query
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    number: 1
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)