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

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.ec2_vpc_vpn.

New in community.aws 1.0.0

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 >= 1.18.0

  • 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.

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

delay

integer

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

Default: 15

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.

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

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_routes

boolean

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

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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.

routes

list / elements=string

Routes to add to the connection.

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

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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.

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 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)

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

  • 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

# 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)