cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server module – Manages AAA server global configuration.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.1).

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.nxos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages AAA server global configuration

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

deadtime

string

Duration for which a non-reachable AAA server is skipped, in minutes or keyword ‘default. Range is 1-1440. Device default is 0.

directed_request

string

Enables direct authentication requests to AAA server or keyword ‘default’ Device default is disabled.

Choices:

  • "enabled"

  • "disabled"

  • "default"

encrypt_type

string

The state of encryption applied to the entered global key. O clear text, 7 encrypted. Type-6 encryption is not supported.

Choices:

  • "0"

  • "7"

global_key

string

Global AAA shared secret or keyword ‘default’.

server_timeout

string

Global AAA server timeout period, in seconds or keyword ‘default. Range is 1-60. Device default is 5.

server_type

string / required

The server type is either radius or tacacs.

Choices:

  • "radius"

  • "tacacs"

state

string

Manage the state of the resource.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "default"

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL

  • Limited Support for Cisco MDS

  • The server_type parameter is always required.

  • If encrypt_type is not supplied, the global AAA server key will be stored as encrypted (type 7).

  • Changes to the global AAA server key with encrypt_type=0 are not idempotent.

  • state=default will set the supplied parameters to their default values. The parameters that you want to default must also be set to default. If global_key=default, the global key will be removed.

  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the :ref:`NXOS Platform Options guide <nxos_platform_options>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the :ref:`Ansible Network Guide <network_guide>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the `Cisco integration page <https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/cisco>`_.

Examples

# Radius Server Basic settings
- name: Radius Server Basic settings
  cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server:
    server_type: radius
    server_timeout: 9
    deadtime: 20
    directed_request: enabled

# Tacacs Server Basic settings
- name: Tacacs Server Basic settings
  cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server:
    server_type: tacacs
    server_timeout: 8
    deadtime: 19
    directed_request: disabled

# Setting Global Key
- name: AAA Server Global Key
  cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server:
    server_type: radius
    global_key: test_key

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

command sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: ["radius-server deadtime 22", "radius-server timeout 11", "radius-server directed-request"]

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)