cisco.nxos.nxos_user module – Manage the collection of local users on Nexus devices

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.0).

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.nxos.

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

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of the local usernames configured on Cisco Nexus devices. It allows playbooks to manage either individual usernames or the collection of usernames in the current running config. It also supports purging usernames from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

aliases: users, collection

list / elements=dictionary

The set of username objects to be configured on the remote Cisco Nexus device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the network device. The password needs to be provided in cleartext and it will be encrypted on the device.

name

string

The username to be configured on the remote Cisco Nexus device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.

roles

aliases: role

list / elements=string

The role argument configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

sshkey

string

The sshkey argument defines the SSH public key to configure for the username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.

state

string

The state argument configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • "on_create"

  • "always"

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the network device. The password needs to be provided in cleartext and it will be encrypted on the device.

name

string

The username to be configured on the remote Cisco Nexus device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.

purge

boolean

The purge argument instructs the module to consider the resource definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured usernames on the device with the exception of the `admin` user which cannot be deleted per nxos constraints.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

roles

aliases: role

list / elements=string

The role argument configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

sshkey

string

The sshkey argument defines the SSH public key to configure for the username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.

state

string

The state argument configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • "on_create"

  • "always" ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Limited Support for Cisco MDS

  • 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

- name: create a new user
  cisco.nxos.nxos_user:
    name: ansible
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: remove all users except admin
  cisco.nxos.nxos_user:
    purge: yes

- name: set multiple users role
  cisco.nxos.nxos_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: netop
    - name: netend
    role: network-operator
  state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: ["name ansible", "name ansible password password"]

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)