community.crypto.acme_account_info – Retrieves information on ACME accounts

Note

This plugin is part of the community.crypto collection.

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.crypto.acme_account_info.

Synopsis

  • Allows to retrieve information on accounts a CA supporting the ACME protocol, such as Let’s Encrypt.

  • This module only works with the ACME v2 protocol.

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
account_key_content
string
Content of the ACME account RSA or Elliptic Curve key.
Mutually exclusive with account_key_src.
Required if account_key_src is not used.
*Warning:* the content will be written into a temporary file, which will be deleted by Ansible when the module completes. Since this is an important private key — it can be used to change the account key, or to revoke your certificates without knowing their private keys —, this might not be acceptable.
In case cryptography is used, the content is not written into a temporary file. It can still happen that it is written to disk by Ansible in the process of moving the module with its argument to the node where it is executed.
account_key_src
path
Path to a file containing the ACME account RSA or Elliptic Curve key.
Private keys can be created with the community.crypto.openssl_privatekey module. If the requisites (pyOpenSSL or cryptography) are not available, keys can also be created directly with the openssl command line tool: RSA keys can be created with openssl genrsa .... Elliptic curve keys can be created with openssl ecparam -genkey .... Any other tool creating private keys in PEM format can be used as well.
Mutually exclusive with account_key_content.
Required if account_key_content is not used.

aliases: account_key
account_uri
string
If specified, assumes that the account URI is as given. If the account key does not match this account, or an account with this URI does not exist, the module fails.
acme_directory
string
The ACME directory to use. This is the entry point URL to access CA server API.
For safety reasons the default is set to the Let's Encrypt staging server (for the ACME v1 protocol). This will create technically correct, but untrusted certificates.
The default value is https://acme-staging.api.letsencrypt.org/directory. Note that in Ansible 2.14, this option *will be required* and will no longer have a default.
For Let's Encrypt, all staging endpoints can be found here: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/staging-environment/. For Buypass, all endpoints can be found here: https://community.buypass.com/t/63d4ay/buypass-go-ssl-endpoints
For Let's Encrypt, the production directory URL for ACME v1 is https://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/directory, and the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory.
For Buypass, the production directory URL for ACME v2 and v1 is https://api.buypass.com/acme/directory.
*Warning:* So far, the module has only been tested against Let's Encrypt (staging and production), Buypass (staging and production), and Pebble testing server.
acme_version
integer
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
The ACME version of the endpoint.
Must be 1 for the classic Let's Encrypt and Buypass ACME endpoints, or 2 for standardized ACME v2 endpoints.
The default value is 1. Note that in Ansible 2.14, this option *will be required* and will no longer have a default.
Please also note that we will deprecate ACME v1 support eventually.
retrieve_orders
string
    Choices:
  • ignore ←
  • url_list
  • object_list
Whether to retrieve the list of order URLs or order objects, if provided by the ACME server.
A value of ignore will not fetch the list of orders.
Currently, Let's Encrypt does not return orders, so the orders result will always be empty.
select_crypto_backend
string
    Choices:
  • auto ←
  • cryptography
  • openssl
Determines which crypto backend to use.
The default choice is auto, which tries to use cryptography if available, and falls back to openssl.
If set to openssl, will try to use the openssl binary.
If set to cryptography, will try to use the cryptography library.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether calls to the ACME directory will validate TLS certificates.
*Warning:* Should *only ever* be set to no for testing purposes, for example when testing against a local Pebble server.

Notes

Note

  • The community.crypto.acme_account module allows to modify, create and delete ACME accounts.

  • This module was called acme_account_facts before Ansible 2.8. The usage did not change.

  • If a new enough version of the cryptography library is available (see Requirements for details), it will be used instead of the openssl binary. This can be explicitly disabled or enabled with the select_crypto_backend option. Note that using the openssl binary will be slower and less secure, as private key contents always have to be stored on disk (see account_key_content).

  • Although the defaults are chosen so that the module can be used with the Let’s Encrypt CA, the module can in principle be used with any CA providing an ACME endpoint, such as Buypass Go SSL.

See Also

See also

community.crypto.acme_account

Allows to create, modify or delete an ACME account.

Examples

- name: Check whether an account with the given account key exists
  community.crypto.acme_account_info:
    account_key_src: /etc/pki/cert/private/account.key
    register: account_data
- name: Verify that account exists
  assert:
    that:
      - account_data.exists
- name: Print account URI
  debug: var=account_data.account_uri
- name: Print account contacts
  debug: var=account_data.account.contact

- name: Check whether the account exists and is accessible with the given account key
  acme_account_info:
    account_key_content: "{{ acme_account_key }}"
    account_uri: "{{ acme_account_uri }}"
    register: account_data
- name: Verify that account exists
  assert:
    that:
      - account_data.exists
- name: Print account contacts
  debug: var=account_data.account.contact

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
account
dictionary
if account exists
The account information, as retrieved from the ACME server.

 
contact
list / elements=string
always
the challenge resource that must be created for validation

Sample:
['mailto:[email protected]', 'tel:00123456789']
 
orders
string
always
A URL where a list of orders can be retrieved for this account.
Use the retrieve_orders option to query this URL and retrieve the complete list of orders.

Sample:
https://example.ca/account/1/orders
 
public_account_key
string
always
the public account key as a JSON Web Key.

Sample:
{"kty":"EC","crv":"P-256","x":"MKBCTNIcKUSDii11ySs3526iDZ8AiTo7Tu6KPAqv7D4","y":"4Etl6SRW2YiLUrN5vfvVHuhp7x8PxltmWWlbbM4IFyM"}
 
status
string
always
the account's status

Sample:
valid
account_uri
string
always
ACME account URI, or None if account does not exist.

exists
boolean
always
Whether the account exists.

orders
list / elements=string
if account exists, retrieve_orders is not ignore, and server supports order listing
The list of orders.
If retrieve_orders is url_list, this will be a list of URLs.
If retrieve_orders is object_list, this will be a list of objects.

 
authorizations
list / elements=string
success
A list of URLs for authorizations for this order.

 
certificate
string
when certificate was issued
The URL for retrieving the certificate.

 
error
dictionary
when an error occurred
In case an error occurred during processing, this contains information about the error.
The field is structured as a problem document (RFC7807).

 
expires
string
when server gives expiry date
When the order expires.
Timestamp should be formatted as described in RFC3339.
Only required to be included in result when status is pending or valid.

 
finalize
string
success
A URL used for finalizing an ACME order.

 
identifiers
list / elements=dictionary
success
List of identifiers this order is for.

   
type
string
success
Type of identifier. dns or ip.

   
value
string
success
Name of identifier. Hostname or IP address.

   
wildcard
boolean
required to be included if the identifier is wildcarded
Whether value is actually a wildcard. The wildcard prefix *. is not included in value if this is true.

 
notAfter
string
when server returns this
The requested value of the notAfter field in the certificate.
Date should be formatted as described in RFC3339.
Server is not required to return this.

 
notBefore
string
when server returns this
The requested value of the notBefore field in the certificate.
Date should be formatted as described in RFC3339.
Server is not required to return this.

 
status
string
success
The order's status.



Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)