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

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 7.0.0).

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.waf_web_acl.

New in community.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

Aliases: aws_waf_web_acl

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.26.0

  • botocore >= 1.29.0

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.

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

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"

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.

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

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_rules

boolean

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

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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.

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"

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

Whether the Web ACL should be present or absent.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

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)

waf_regional

boolean

Whether to use waf-regional module.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Notes

Note

  • Caution: For modules, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. As such, files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’. For lookup and connection plugins, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘controller’ context and not the ‘host’ context.

  • 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

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

- name: delete the web acl
  community.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)