community.aws.aws_waf_web_acl module – Create and delete WAF Web ACLs

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 3.2.1).

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 community.aws.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key

string

AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

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

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

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

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key

string

AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

default_action

string

The action that you want AWS WAF to take when a request doesn’t match the criteria specified in any of the Rule objects that are associated with the WebACL.

Choices:

  • block

  • allow

  • count

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url

string

URL to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

metric_name

string

A friendly name or description for the metrics for this WebACL.

The name can contain only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9); the name can’t contain whitespace.

You can’t change metric_name after you create the WebACL.

Metric name will default to name with disallowed characters stripped out.

name

string / required

Name of the Web Application Firewall ACL to manage.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

purge_rules

boolean

Whether to remove rules that aren’t passed with rules.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

rules

list / elements=dictionary

A list of rules that the Web ACL will enforce.

action

string / required

The action to perform.

name

string / required

Name of the rule.

priority

integer / required

The priority of the action. Priorities must be unique. Lower numbered priorities are evaluated first.

type

string

The type of rule.

Choices:

  • rate_based

  • regular

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

state

string

Whether the Web ACL should be present or absent.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

waf_regional

boolean

Whether to use waf-regional module.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

- name: create web ACL
  community.aws.aws_waf_web_acl:
    name: my_web_acl
    rules:
      - name: my_rule
        priority: 1
        action: block
    default_action: block
    purge_rules: yes
    state: present

- name: delete the web acl
  community.aws.aws_waf_web_acl:
    name: my_web_acl
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

web_acl

complex

contents of the Web ACL.

Returned: always

default_action

dictionary

Default action taken by the Web ACL if no rules match.

Returned: always

Sample: {“type”: “BLOCK”}

metric_name

string

Metric name used as an identifier.

Returned: always

Sample: “mywebacl”

name

string

Friendly name of the Web ACL.

Returned: always

Sample: “my web acl”

rules

complex

List of rules.

Returned: always

action

complex

Action taken by the WAF when the rule matches.

Returned: always

Sample: {“type”: “ALLOW”}

priority

integer

priority number of the rule (lower numbers are run first).

Returned: always

Sample: 2

rule_id

string

Rule ID.

Returned: always

Sample: “a6fc7ab5-287b-479f-8004-7fd0399daf75”

type

string

Type of rule (either REGULAR or RATE_BASED).

Returned: always

Sample: “REGULAR”

web_acl_id

string

Unique identifier of Web ACL.

Returned: always

Sample: “10fff965-4b6b-46e2-9d78-24f6d2e2d21c”

Authors

  • Mike Mochan (@mmochan)

  • Will Thames (@willthames)