cisco.meraki.meraki_mx_intrusion_prevention – Manage intrustion prevention in the Meraki cloud

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.4.2).

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 Choices/Defaults 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
string
added in 2.3.0 of cisco.meraki
Description of rule.
This is overwritten by the API.
Formerly message which was deprecated but still maintained as an alias.

aliases: message
auth_key
string / required
Authentication key provided by the dashboard. Required if environmental variable MERAKI_KEY is not set.
host
string
Default:
"api.meraki.com"
Hostname for Meraki dashboard.
Can be used to access regional Meraki environments, such as China.
ids_rulesets
string
    Choices:
  • connectivity
  • balanced
  • security
Ruleset complexity setting.
internal_error_retry_time
integer
Default:
60
Number of seconds to retry if server returns an internal server error.
mode
string
    Choices:
  • detection
  • disabled
  • prevention
Operational mode of Intrusion Prevention system.
net_id
string
ID number of a network.
net_name
string
Name of a network.

aliases: name, network
org_id
string
ID of organization.
org_name
string
Name of organization.

aliases: organization
output_format
string
    Choices:
  • snakecase ←
  • camelcase
Instructs module whether response keys should be snake case (ex. net_id) or camel case (ex. netId).
output_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • normal ←
Set amount of debug output during module execution.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to use special IPv4 addresses per RFC 5735.
rate_limit_retry_time
integer
Default:
165
Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Create or modify an organization.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
Time to timeout for HTTP requests.
use_https
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will use HTTP. Otherwise it will use HTTPS.
Only useful for internal Meraki developers.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

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 Returned Description
data
complex
success
Information about the Threat Protection settings.

 
idsRulesets
string
success, when network is queried or modified
Setting of selected ruleset.

Sample:
balanced
 
mode
string
success, when network is queried or modified
Enabled setting of intrusion prevention.

Sample:
enabled
 
protectedNetworks
complex
success, when network is queried or modified
Networks protected by IPS.

   
excludedCidr
string
success, when network is queried or modified
List of CIDR notiation networks to exclude from protection.

Sample:
192.0.1.0/24
   
includedCidr
string
success, when network is queried or modified
List of CIDR notiation networks to protect.

Sample:
192.0.1.0/24
   
useDefault
boolean
success, when network is queried or modified
Whether to use special IPv4 addresses.

Sample:
True
 
whitelistedRules
complex
success, when organization is queried or modified
List of whitelisted IPS rules.

   
rule_message
string
success, when organization is queried or modified
Description of rule.

Sample:
MALWARE-OTHER Trackware myway speedbar runtime detection - switch engines
   
ruleId
string
success, when organization is queried or modified
A rule identifier for an IPS rule.

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


Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)