community.aws.iam_role – Manage AWS IAM roles

Note

This plugin is part of the community.aws collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Manage AWS IAM roles.

Requirements

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

  • boto

  • boto3

  • botocore

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
assume_role_policy_document
json
The trust relationship policy document that grants an entity permission to assume the role.
This parameter is required when state=present.
aws_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.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Only used for boto3 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.
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
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.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
boundary
string
The ARN of an IAM managed policy to use to restrict the permissions this role can pass on to IAM roles/users that it creates.
Boundaries cannot be set on Instance Profiles, as such if this option is specified then create_instance_profile must be false.
This is intended for roles/users that have permissions to create new IAM objects.
Requires botocore 1.10.57 or above.

aliases: boundary_policy_arn
create_instance_profile
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Creates an IAM instance profile along with the role.
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
delete_instance_profile
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When delete_instance_profile=true and state=absent deleting a role will also delete the instance profile created with the same name as the role.
Only applies when state=absent.
description
string
Provides a description of the role.
ec2_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.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
managed_policies
list / elements=string
A list of managed policy ARNs or, since Ansible 2.4, a list of either managed policy ARNs or friendly names.
To remove all policies set purge_polices=true and managed_policies=[None].
To embed an inline policy, use community.aws.iam_policy.

aliases: managed_policy
max_session_duration
integer
The maximum duration (in seconds) of a session when assuming the role.
Valid values are between 1 and 12 hours (3600 and 43200 seconds).
name
string / required
The name of the role to create.
path
string
Default:
"/"
The path to the role. For more information about paths, see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/reference_identifiers.html.
profile
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
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.

aliases: aws_profile
purge_policies
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When purge_policies=true any managed policies not listed in managed_policies will be detatched.
By default purge_policies=true. In Ansible 2.14 this will be changed to purge_policies=false.

aliases: purge_policy, purge_managed_policies
purge_tags
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Remove tags not listed in tags when tags is specified.
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

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_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.

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Create or remove the IAM role.
tags
dictionary
Tag dict to apply to the queue.
Requires botocore 1.12.46 or above.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

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

  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

- name: Create a role with description and tags
  community.aws.iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file','policy.json') }}"
    description: This is My New Role
    tags:
      env: dev

- name: "Create a role and attach a managed policy called 'PowerUserAccess'"
  community.aws.iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file','policy.json') }}"
    managed_policies:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/PowerUserAccess

- name: Keep the role created above but remove all managed policies
  community.aws.iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file','policy.json') }}"
    managed_policies: []

- name: Delete the role
  community.aws.iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file', 'policy.json') }}"
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
iam_role
complex
success
dictionary containing the IAM Role data

 
arn
string
always
the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the role

Sample:
arn:aws:iam::1234567890:role/mynewrole
 
assume_role_policy_document
string
always
the policy that grants an entity permission to assume the role

Sample:
{'statement': [{'action': 'sts:AssumeRole', 'effect': 'Allow', 'principal': {'service': 'ec2.amazonaws.com'}, 'sid': ''}], 'version': '2012-10-17'}
 
attached_policies
list / elements=string
always
a list of dicts containing the name and ARN of the managed IAM policies attached to the role

Sample:
[{'policy_arn': 'arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/PowerUserAccess', 'policy_name': 'PowerUserAccess'}]
 
create_date
string
always
the date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format, when the role was created

Sample:
2016-08-14T04:36:28+00:00
 
path
string
always
the path to the role

Sample:
/
 
role_id
string
always
the stable and unique string identifying the role

Sample:
ABCDEFF4EZ4ABCDEFV4ZC
 
role_name
string
always
the friendly name that identifies the role

Sample:
myrole
 
tags
dictionary
always
role tags

Sample:
{"Env": "Prod"}


Authors

  • Rob White (@wimnat)