cisco.meraki.meraki_mx_malware module – Manage Malware Protection 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_malware.

Synopsis

  • Fully configure malware protection in a Meraki environment.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allowed_files

list / elements=dictionary

List of files to whitelist.

comment

string

Human readable information about file.

sha256

aliases: hash

string

256-bit hash of file.

allowed_urls

list / elements=dictionary

List of URLs to whitelist.

comment

string

Human readable information about URL.

url

string

URL string to allow.

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

mode

string

Enabled or disabled state of malware protection.

Choices:

  • "disabled"

  • "enabled"

net_id

string

ID of network which configuration is applied to.

net_name

aliases: network

string

Name of network which configuration is applied 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

state

string

Specifies whether object should be queried, created/modified, or removed.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present"

  • "query" ← (default)

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

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

  • 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: Enable malware protection
  meraki_malware:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    mode: enabled
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set whitelisted url
  meraki_malware:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    mode: enabled
    allowed_urls:
      - url: www.ansible.com
        comment: Ansible
      - url: www.google.com
        comment: Google
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set whitelisted file
  meraki_malware:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    mode: enabled
    allowed_files:
      - sha256: e82c5f7d75004727e1f3b94426b9a11c8bc4c312a9170ac9a73abace40aef503
        comment: random zip
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Get malware settings
  meraki_malware:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: query
    org_name: YourNet
    net_name: YourOrg
  delegate_to: localhost

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

allowed_files

complex

List of files which are whitelisted.

Returned: success

comment

string

Comment about the whitelisted entity

Returned: success

Sample: "TPS report"

sha256

string

sha256 hash of whitelisted file.

Returned: success

Sample: "e82c5f7d75004727e1f3b94426b9a11c8bc4c312a9170ac9a73abace40aef503"

allowed_urls

complex

List of URLs which are whitelisted.

Returned: success

comment

string

Comment about the whitelisted entity

Returned: success

Sample: "Corporate HQ"

url

string

URL of whitelisted site.

Returned: success

Sample: "site.com"

mode

string

Mode to enable or disable malware scanning.

Returned: success

Sample: "enabled"

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)