community.crypto.acme_account_info module – Retrieves information on ACME accounts

Note

This module is part of the community.crypto collection (version 2.5.0).

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.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

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_passphrase

string

added in 1.6.0 of community.crypto

Phassphrase to use to decode the account key.

Note: this is not supported by the openssl backend, only by the cryptography backend.

account_key_src

aliases: account_key

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 or community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_pipe modules. If the requisite (cryptography) is 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.

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 / required

The ACME directory to use. This is the entry point URL to access the ACME 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.

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 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.

For ZeroSSL, the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme.zerossl.com/v2/DV90.

For Sectigo, the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme-qa.secure.trust-provider.com/v2/DV.

The notes for this module contain a list of ACME services this module has been tested against.

acme_version

integer / required

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 value 1 is deprecated since community.crypto 2.0.0 and will be removed from community.crypto 3.0.0.

Choices:

  • 1

  • 2

request_timeout

integer

added in 2.3.0 of community.crypto

The time Ansible should wait for a response from the ACME API.

This timeout is applied to all HTTP(S) requests (HEAD, GET, POST).

Default: 10

retrieve_orders

string

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.

If the value is not ignore and the ACME server supports orders, the order_uris return value is always populated. The orders return value is only returned if this option is set to object_list.

Currently, Let’s Encrypt does not return orders, so the orders result will always be empty.

Choices:

  • ignore ← (default)

  • url_list

  • object_list

select_crypto_backend

string

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.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cryptography

  • openssl

validate_certs

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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.

  • Supports check_mode.

  • 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.

  • So far, the ACME modules have only been tested by the developers against Let’s Encrypt (staging and production), Buypass (staging and production), ZeroSSL (production), and Pebble testing server. We have got community feedback that they also work with Sectigo ACME Service for InCommon. If you experience problems with another ACME server, please create an issue to help us supporting it. Feedback that an ACME server not mentioned does work is also appreciated.

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
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: account_data.account_uri
- name: Print account contacts
  ansible.builtin.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
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: account_data.account.contact

Return Values

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

Key

Description

account

dictionary

The account information, as retrieved from the ACME server.

Returned: if account exists

contact

list / elements=string

the challenge resource that must be created for validation

Returned: always

Sample: [”mailto:me@example.com”, “tel:00123456789”]

orders

string

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.

Returned: always

Sample:https://example.ca/account/1/orders

public_account_key

string

the public account key as a JSON Web Key.

Returned: always

Sample: “{\”kty\”:\”EC\”,\”crv\”:\”P-256\”,\”x\”:\”MKBCTNIcKUSDii11ySs3526iDZ8AiTo7Tu6KPAqv7D4\”,\”y\”:\”4Etl6SRW2YiLUrN5vfvVHuhp7x8PxltmWWlbbM4IFyM\”}”

status

string

the account’s status

Returned: always

Can only return:

  • valid

  • deactivated

  • revoked

Sample: “valid”

account_uri

string

ACME account URI, or None if account does not exist.

Returned: always

exists

boolean

Whether the account exists.

Returned: always

order_uris

list / elements=string

added in 1.5.0 of community.crypto

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.

Returned: if account exists, retrieve_orders is not ignore, and server supports order listing

orders

list / elements=dictionary

The list of orders.

Returned: if account exists, retrieve_orders is object_list, and server supports order listing

authorizations

list / elements=string

A list of URLs for authorizations for this order.

Returned: success

certificate

string

The URL for retrieving the certificate.

Returned: when certificate was issued

error

dictionary

In case an error occurred during processing, this contains information about the error.

The field is structured as a problem document (RFC7807).

Returned: when an error occurred

expires

string

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.

Returned: when server gives expiry date

finalize

string

A URL used for finalizing an ACME order.

Returned: success

identifiers

list / elements=dictionary

List of identifiers this order is for.

Returned: success

type

string

Type of identifier. dns or ip.

Returned: success

value

string

Name of identifier. Hostname or IP address.

Returned: success

wildcard

boolean

Whether value is actually a wildcard. The wildcard prefix *. is not included in value if this is true.

Returned: required to be included if the identifier is wildcarded

notAfter

string

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.

Returned: when server returns this

notBefore

string

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.

Returned: when server returns this

status

string

The order’s status.

Returned: success

Can only return:

  • pending

  • ready

  • processing

  • valid

  • invalid

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)