community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn module – Create, modify, and delete EC2 VPN connections.

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.ec2_vpc_vpn.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • This module creates, modifies, and deletes VPN connections. Idempotence is achieved by using the filters option or specifying the VPN connection identifier.

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.

connection_type

string

The type of VPN connection.

At this time only ipsec.1 is supported.

Default: “ipsec.1”

customer_gateway_id

string

The ID of the customer gateway.

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

delay

integer

The time, in seconds, to wait before checking operation again.

Default: 15

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.

filters

dictionary

An alternative to using vpn_connection_id. If multiple matches are found, vpn_connection_id is required. If one of the following suboptions is a list of items to filter by, only one item needs to match to find the VPN that correlates. e.g. if the filter cidr is ['194.168.2.0/24', '192.168.2.0/24'] and the VPN route only has the destination cidr block of 192.168.2.0/24 it will be found with this filter (assuming there are not multiple VPNs that are matched). Another example, if the filter vpn is equal to ['vpn-ccf7e7ad', 'vpn-cb0ae2a2'] and one of of the VPNs has the state deleted (exists but is unmodifiable) and the other exists and is not deleted, it will be found via this filter. See examples.

bgp

string

The BGP ASN number associated with a BGP device. Only works if the connection is attached. This filtering option is currently not working.

cgw

string

The customer gateway id as a string or a list of those strings.

cgw-config

string

The customer gateway configuration of the VPN as a string (in the format of the return value) or a list of those strings.

cidr

string

The destination cidr of the VPN’s route as a string or a list of those strings.

static-routes-only

string

The type of routing; true or false.

tag-keys

string

The key of a tag as a string or a list of those strings.

tag-values

string

The value of a tag as a string or a list of those strings.

tags

string

A dict of key value pairs.

vgw

string

The virtual private gateway as a string or a list of those strings.

vpn

string

The VPN connection id as a string or a list of those strings.

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_routes

boolean

Whether or not to delete VPN connections routes that are not specified in the task.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

purge_tags

boolean

Whether or not to delete VPN connections tags that are associated with the connection but not specified in the task.

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

routes

list / elements=string

Routes to add to the connection.

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

The desired state of the VPN connection.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

static_only

boolean

Indicates whether the VPN connection uses static routes only. Static routes must be used for devices that don’t support BGP.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

tags

dictionary

Tags to attach to the VPN connection.

tunnel_options

list / elements=dictionary

An optional list object containing no more than two dict members, each of which may contain TunnelInsideCidr and/or PreSharedKey keys with appropriate string values. AWS defaults will apply in absence of either of the aforementioned keys.

PreSharedKey

string

The pre-shared key (PSK) to establish initial authentication between the virtual private gateway and customer gateway.

TunnelInsideCidr

string

The range of inside IP addresses for the tunnel.

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vpn_connection_id

string

The ID of the VPN connection. Required to modify or delete a connection if the filters option does not provide a unique match.

vpn_gateway_id

string

The ID of the virtual private gateway.

wait_timeout

integer

How long, in seconds, before wait gives up.

Default: 600

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

# Note: None of these examples set aws_access_key, aws_secret_key, or region.
# It is assumed that their matching environment variables are set.

- name: create a VPN connection
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: present
    vpn_gateway_id: vgw-XXXXXXXX
    customer_gateway_id: cgw-XXXXXXXX

- name: modify VPN connection tags
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: present
    vpn_connection_id: vpn-XXXXXXXX
    tags:
      Name: ansible-tag-1
      Other: ansible-tag-2

- name: delete a connection
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    vpn_connection_id: vpn-XXXXXXXX
    state: absent

- name: modify VPN tags (identifying VPN by filters)
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: present
    filters:
      cidr: 194.168.1.0/24
      tag-keys:
        - Ansible
        - Other
    tags:
      New: Tag
    purge_tags: true
    static_only: true

- name: set up VPN with tunnel options utilizing 'TunnelInsideCidr' only
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: present
    filters:
      vpn: vpn-XXXXXXXX
    static_only: true
    tunnel_options:
      -
        TunnelInsideCidr: '169.254.100.1/30'
      -
        TunnelInsideCidr: '169.254.100.5/30'

- name: add routes and remove any preexisting ones
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: present
    filters:
      vpn: vpn-XXXXXXXX
    routes:
      - 195.168.2.0/24
      - 196.168.2.0/24
    purge_routes: true

- name: remove all routes
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: present
    vpn_connection_id: vpn-XXXXXXXX
    routes: []
    purge_routes: true

- name: delete a VPN identified by filters
  community.aws.ec2_vpc_vpn:
    state: absent
    filters:
      tags:
        Ansible: Tag

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

If the VPN connection has changed.

Returned: always

Sample: {“changed”: true}

customer_gateway_configuration

string

The configuration of the VPN connection.

Returned: state=present

customer_gateway_id

string

The customer gateway connected via the connection.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“customer_gateway_id”: “cgw-1220c87b”}

options

complex

The VPN connection options (currently only containing static_routes_only).

Returned: state=present

static_routes_only

string

If the VPN connection only allows static routes.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“static_routes_only”: true}

routes

list / elements=string

The routes of the VPN connection.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“routes”: [{“destination_cidr_block”: “192.168.1.0/24”, “state”: “available”}]}

state

string

The status of the VPN connection.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“state”: “available”}

tags

dictionary

The tags associated with the connection.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“tags”: {“name”: “ansible-test”, “other”: “tag”}}

type

string

The type of VPN connection (currently only ipsec.1 is available).

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“type”: “ipsec.1”}

vgw_telemetry

list / elements=string

The telemetry for the VPN tunnel.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“vgw_telemetry”: [{“accepted_route_count”: 123, “last_status_change”: “datetime(2015, 1, 1)”, “outside_ip_address”: “string”, “status”: “up”, “status_message”: “string”}]}

vpn_connection_id

string

The identifier for the VPN connection.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“vpn_connection_id”: “vpn-781e0e19”}

vpn_gateway_id

string

The virtual private gateway connected via the connection.

Returned: state=present

Sample: {“vpn_gateway_id”: “vgw-cb0ae2a2”}

Authors

  • Sloane Hertel (@s-hertel)