cisco.meraki.meraki_mx_intrusion_prevention module – Manage intrustion prevention 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_mx_intrusion_prevention.

Synopsis

  • Allows for management of intrusion prevention rules networks within Meraki MX networks.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allowed_rules

list / elements=dictionary

List of IDs related to rules which are allowed for the organization.

rule_id

string

ID of rule as defined by Snort.

rule_message

aliases: message

string

added in cisco.meraki 2.3.0

Description of rule.

This is overwritten by the API.

Formerly message which was deprecated but still maintained as an alias.

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"

ids_rulesets

string

Ruleset complexity setting.

Choices:

  • "connectivity"

  • "balanced"

  • "security"

internal_error_retry_time

integer

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

Default: 60

mode

string

Operational mode of Intrusion Prevention system.

Choices:

  • "detection"

  • "disabled"

  • "prevention"

net_id

string

ID number of a network.

net_name

aliases: name, network

string

Name of a network.

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)

protected_networks

dictionary

Set included/excluded networks for Intrusion Prevention.

excluded_cidr

list / elements=string

List of network IP ranges to exclude from scanning.

included_cidr

list / elements=string

List of network IP ranges to include in scanning.

use_default

boolean

Whether to use special IPv4 addresses per RFC 5735.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

rate_limit_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.

Default: 165

state

string

Create or modify an organization.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "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:

  • false

  • true ← (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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

boolean

Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (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: Set whitelist for organization
  meraki_intrusion_prevention:
    auth_key: '{{auth_key}}'
    state: present
    org_id: '{{test_org_id}}'
    allowed_rules:
      - rule_id: "meraki:intrusion/snort/GID/01/SID/5805"
        rule_message: Test rule
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query IPS info for organization
  meraki_intrusion_prevention:
    auth_key: '{{auth_key}}'
    state: query
    org_name: '{{test_org_name}}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_org

- name: Set full ruleset with check mode
  meraki_intrusion_prevention:
    auth_key: '{{auth_key}}'
    state: present
    org_name: '{{test_org_name}}'
    net_name: '{{test_net_name}} - IPS'
    mode: prevention
    ids_rulesets: security
    protected_networks:
      use_default: true
      included_cidr:
        - 192.0.1.0/24
      excluded_cidr:
        - 10.0.1.0/24
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Clear rules from organization
  meraki_intrusion_prevention:
    auth_key: '{{auth_key}}'
    state: absent
    org_name: '{{test_org_name}}'
    allowed_rules: []
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

data

complex

Information about the Threat Protection settings.

Returned: success

idsRulesets

string

Setting of selected ruleset.

Returned: success, when network is queried or modified

Sample: "balanced"

mode

string

Enabled setting of intrusion prevention.

Returned: success, when network is queried or modified

Sample: "enabled"

protectedNetworks

complex

Networks protected by IPS.

Returned: success, when network is queried or modified

excludedCidr

string

List of CIDR notiation networks to exclude from protection.

Returned: success, when network is queried or modified

Sample: "192.0.1.0/24"

includedCidr

string

List of CIDR notiation networks to protect.

Returned: success, when network is queried or modified

Sample: "192.0.1.0/24"

useDefault

boolean

Whether to use special IPv4 addresses.

Returned: success, when network is queried or modified

Sample: true

whitelistedRules

complex

List of whitelisted IPS rules.

Returned: success, when organization is queried or modified

rule_message

string

Description of rule.

Returned: success, when organization is queried or modified

Sample: "MALWARE-OTHER Trackware myway speedbar runtime detection - switch engines"

ruleId

string

A rule identifier for an IPS rule.

Returned: success, when organization is queried or modified

Sample: "meraki:intrusion/snort/GID/01/SID/5805"

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)