community.aws.acm_certificate module – Upload and delete certificates in the AWS Certificate Manager service

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 5.0.0).

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 community.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.acm_certificate.

New in community.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Import and delete certificates in Amazon Web Service’s Certificate Manager (AWS ACM).

  • This module does not currently interact with AWS-provided certificates. It currently only manages certificates provided to AWS by the user.

  • The ACM API allows users to upload multiple certificates for the same domain name, and even multiple identical certificates. This module attempts to restrict such freedoms, to be idempotent, as per the Ansible philosophy. It does this through applying AWS resource “Name” tags to ACM certificates.

  • When state=present, if there is one certificate in ACM with a Name tag equal to the name_tag parameter, and an identical body and chain, this task will succeed without effect.

  • When state=present, if there is one certificate in ACM a Name tag equal to the name_tag parameter, and a different body, this task will overwrite that certificate.

  • When state=present, if there are multiple certificates in ACM with a Name tag equal to the name_tag parameter, this task will fail.

  • When state=absent and certificate_arn is defined, this module will delete the ACM resource with that ARN if it exists in this region, and succeed without effect if it doesn’t exist.

  • When state=absent and domain_name is defined, this module will delete all ACM resources in this AWS region with a corresponding domain name. If there are none, it will succeed without effect.

  • When state=absent and certificate_arn is not defined, and domain_name is not defined, this module will delete all ACM resources in this AWS region with a corresponding Name tag. If there are none, it will succeed without effect.

  • Note that this may not work properly with keys of size 4096 bits, due to a limitation of the ACM API.

  • Prior to release 5.0.0 this module was called community.aws.aws_acm. The usage did not change.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

certificate

string

The body of the PEM encoded public certificate.

Required when state is not absent and the certificate does not exist.

If your certificate is in a file, use lookup('file', 'path/to/cert.pem').

certificate_arn

aliases: arn

string

The ARN of a certificate in ACM to modify or delete.

If state=present, the certificate with the specified ARN can be updated. For example, this can be used to add/remove tags to an existing certificate.

If state=absent, you must provide one of certificate_arn, domain_name or name_tag.

If state=absent and no resource exists with this ARN in this region, the task will succeed with no effect.

If state=absent and the corresponding resource exists in a different region, this task may report success without deleting that resource.

certificate_chain

string

The body of the PEM encoded chain for your certificate.

If your certificate chain is in a file, use lookup('file', 'path/to/chain.pem').

Ignored when state=absent

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

domain_name

aliases: domain

string

The domain name of the certificate.

If state=absent and domain_name is specified, this task will delete all ACM certificates with this domain.

Exactly one of domain_name, name_tag and certificate_arn must be provided.

If state=present this must not be specified. (Since the domain name is encoded within the public certificate’s body.)

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

name_tag

aliases: name

string

The unique identifier for tagging resources using AWS tags, with key Name.

This can be any set of characters accepted by AWS for tag values.

This is to ensure Ansible can treat certificates idempotently, even though the ACM API allows duplicate certificates.

If state=preset, this must be specified.

If state=absent and name_tag is specified, this task will delete all ACM certificates with this Name tag.

If state=absent, you must provide exactly one of certificate_arn, domain_name or name_tag.

If both name_tag and the ‘Name’ tag in tags are set, the values must be the same.

If the ‘Name’ tag in tags is not set and name_tag is set, the name_tag value is copied to tags.

private_key

string

The body of the PEM encoded private key.

Required when state=present and the certificate does not exist.

Ignored when state=absent.

If your private key is in a file, use lookup('file', 'path/to/key.pem').

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

purge_tags

boolean

If purge_tags=true and tags is set, existing tags will be purged from the resource to match exactly what is defined by tags parameter.

If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified, even if purge_tags=True.

Tag keys beginning with aws: are reserved by Amazon and can not be modified. As such they will be ignored for the purposes of the purge_tags parameter. See the Amazon documentation for more information https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws_tagging.html#tag-conventions.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

state

string

If state=present, the specified public certificate and private key will be uploaded, with Name tag equal to name_tag.

If state=absent, any certificates in this region with a corresponding domain_name, name_tag or certificate_arn will be deleted.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tags

aliases: resource_tags

dictionary

A dictionary representing the tags to be applied to the resource.

If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Support for tags and purge_tags was added in release 3.2.0

  • Caution: Environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. Files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

- name: upload a self-signed certificate
  community.aws.aws_acm:
    certificate: "{{ lookup('file', 'cert.pem' ) }}"
    privateKey: "{{ lookup('file', 'key.pem' ) }}"
    name_tag: my_cert # to be applied through an AWS tag as  "Name":"my_cert"
    region: ap-southeast-2 # AWS region

- name: create/update a certificate with a chain
  community.aws.aws_acm:
    certificate: "{{ lookup('file', 'cert.pem' ) }}"
    private_key: "{{ lookup('file', 'key.pem' ) }}"
    name_tag: my_cert
    certificate_chain: "{{ lookup('file', 'chain.pem' ) }}"
    state: present
    region: ap-southeast-2
  register: cert_create

- name: print ARN of cert we just created
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: cert_create.certificate.arn

- name: delete the cert we just created
  community.aws.aws_acm:
    name_tag: my_cert
    state: absent
    region: ap-southeast-2

- name: delete a certificate with a particular ARN
  community.aws.aws_acm:
    certificate_arn: "arn:aws:acm:ap-southeast-2:123456789012:certificate/01234567-abcd-abcd-abcd-012345678901"
    state: absent
    region: ap-southeast-2

- name: delete all certificates with a particular domain name
  community.aws.aws_acm:
    domain_name: acm.ansible.com
    state: absent
    region: ap-southeast-2

- name: add tags to an existing certificate with a particular ARN
  community.aws.aws_acm:
    certificate_arn: "arn:aws:acm:ap-southeast-2:123456789012:certificate/01234567-abcd-abcd-abcd-012345678901"
    tags:
      Name: my_certificate
      Application: search
      Environment: development
    purge_tags: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

arns

list / elements=string

A list of the ARNs of the certificates in ACM which were deleted

Returned: when state=absent

Sample: ["arn:aws:acm:ap-southeast-2:123456789012:certificate/01234567-abcd-abcd-abcd-012345678901"]

certificate

complex

Information about the certificate which was uploaded

Returned: when state=present

arn

string

The ARN of the certificate in ACM

Returned: when state=present and not in check mode

Sample: "arn:aws:acm:ap-southeast-2:123456789012:certificate/01234567-abcd-abcd-abcd-012345678901"

domain_name

string

The domain name encoded within the public certificate

Returned: when state=present

Sample: "acm.ansible.com"

Authors

  • Matthew Davis (@matt-telstra) on behalf of Telstra Corporation Limited