community.aws.iam_user module – Manage AWS IAM users

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.iam_user.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • A module to manage AWS IAM users.

  • The module does not manage groups that users belong to, groups memberships can be managed using iam_group.

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

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.

managed_policies

aliases: managed_policy

list / elements=string

A list of managed policy ARNs or friendly names to attach to the user.

To embed an inline policy, use community.aws.iam_policy.

name

string / required

The name of the user to create.

password

string

added in 2.2.0 of community.aws

The password to apply to the user.

password_reset_required

boolean

added in 3.1.0 of community.aws

Defines if the user is required to set a new password after login.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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_policies

aliases: purge_policy, purge_managed_policies

boolean

When purge_policies=true any managed policies not listed in managed_policies will be detached.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

purge_tags

boolean

added in 2.1.0 of community.aws

Remove tags not listed in tags when tags is specified.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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

remove_password

boolean

added in 2.2.0 of community.aws

Option to delete user login passwords.

This field is mutually exclusive to password.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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 / required

Create or remove the IAM user.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

tags

dictionary

added in 2.1.0 of community.aws

Tag dict to apply to the user.

update_password

string

added in 2.2.0 of community.aws

When to update user passwords.

update_password=always will ensure the password is set to password.

update_password=on_create will only set the password for newly created users.

Choices:

  • always ← (default)

  • on_create

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait

boolean

added in 2.2.0 of community.aws

When wait=True the module will wait for up to wait_timeout seconds for IAM user creation before returning.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait_timeout

integer

added in 2.2.0 of community.aws

How long (in seconds) to wait for creation / updates to complete.

Default: 120

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: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.
# Note: This module does not allow management of groups that users belong to.
#       Groups should manage their membership directly using `iam_group`,
#       as users belong to them.

- name: Create a user
  community.aws.iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: present

- name: Create a user with a password
  community.aws.iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    password: SomeSecurePassword
    state: present

- name: Create a user and attach a managed policy using its ARN
  community.aws.iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    managed_policies:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonSNSFullAccess
    state: present

- name: Remove all managed policies from an existing user with an empty list
  community.aws.iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: present
    purge_policies: true

- name: Create user with tags
  community.aws.iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: present
    tags:
      Env: Prod

- name: Delete the user
  community.aws.iam_user:
    name: testuser1
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

user

complex

dictionary containing all the user information

Returned: success

arn

string

the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the user

Returned: success

Sample: “arn:aws:iam::1234567890:user/testuser1”

create_date

string

the date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format, when the user was created

Returned: success

Sample: “2017-02-08T04:36:28+00:00”

path

string

the path to the user

Returned: success

Sample: “/”

tags

dictionary

user tags

Returned: always

Sample: “{\”Env\”: \”Prod\”}”

user_id

string

the stable and unique string identifying the user

Returned: success

Sample: “AGPAIDBWE12NSFINE55TM”

user_name

string

the friendly name that identifies the user

Returned: success

Sample: “testuser1”

Authors

  • Josh Souza (@joshsouza)