community.crypto.ecs_domain module – Request validation of a domain with the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API

Note

This module is part of the community.crypto collection (version 2.8.1).

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.crypto. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

New in community.crypto 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Request validation or re-validation of a domain with the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API.

  • Requires credentials for the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API.

  • If the domain is already in the validation process, no new validation will be requested, but the validation data (if applicable) will be returned.

  • If the domain is already in the validation process but the verification_method specified is different than the current verification_method, the verification_method will be updated and validation data (if applicable) will be returned.

  • If the domain is an active, validated domain, the return value of changed will be false, unless domain_status=EXPIRED, in which case a re-validation will be performed.

  • If verification_method=dns, details about the required DNS entry will be specified in the return parameters dns_contents, dns_location, and dns_resource_type.

  • If verification_method=web_server, details about the required file details will be specified in the return parameters file_contents and file_location.

  • If verification_method=email, the email address(es) that the validation email(s) were sent to will be in the return parameter emails. This is purely informational. For domains requested using this module, this will always be a list of size 1.

Requirements

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

  • PyYAML >= 3.11

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

client_id

integer

The client ID to request the domain be associated with.

If no client ID is specified, the domain will be added under the primary client with ID of 1.

Default: 1

domain_name

string / required

The domain name to be verified or reverified.

entrust_api_client_cert_key_path

path / required

The path to the key for the client certificate used to authenticate to the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API.

entrust_api_client_cert_path

path / required

The path to the client certificate used to authenticate to the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API.

entrust_api_key

string / required

The key (password) for authentication to the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API.

entrust_api_specification_path

path

The path to the specification file defining the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API configuration.

You can use this to keep a local copy of the specification to avoid downloading it every time the module is used.

Default: "https://cloud.entrust.net/EntrustCloud/documentation/cms-api-2.1.0.yaml"

entrust_api_user

string / required

The username for authentication to the Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) API.

verification_email

string

Email address to be used to verify domain ownership.

Email address must be either an email address present in the WHOIS data for domain_name, or one of the following constructed emails: admin@domain_name, administrator@domain_name, webmaster@domain_name, hostmaster@domain_name, postmaster@domain_name.

Note that if domain_name includes subdomains, the top level domain should be used. For example, if requesting validation of example1.ansible.com, or test.example2.ansible.com, and you want to use the “admin” preconstructed name, the email address should be admin@ansible.com.

If using the email values from the WHOIS data for the domain or its top level namespace, they must be exact matches.

If verification_method=email but verification_email is not provided, the first email address found in WHOIS data for the domain will be used.

To verify domain ownership, domain owner must follow the instructions in the email they receive.

Only allowed if verification_method=email

verification_method

string / required

The verification method to be used to prove control of the domain.

If verification_method=email and the value verification_email is specified, that value is used for the email validation. If verification_email is not provided, the first value present in WHOIS data will be used. An email will be sent to the address in verification_email with instructions on how to verify control of the domain.

If verification_method=dns, the value dns_contents must be stored in location dns_location, with a DNS record type of verification_dns_record_type. To prove domain ownership, update your DNS records so the text string returned by dns_contents is available at dns_location.

If verification_method=web_server, the contents of return value file_contents must be made available on a web server accessible at location file_location.

If verification_method=manual, the domain will be validated with a manual process. This is not recommended.

Choices:

  • "dns"

  • "email"

  • "manual"

  • "web_server"

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: none

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Notes

Note

  • There is a small delay (typically about 5 seconds, but can be as long as 60 seconds) before obtaining the random values when requesting a validation while verification_method=dns or verification_method=web_server. Be aware of that if doing many domain validation requests.

See Also

See also

community.crypto.x509_certificate

Can be used to request certificates from ECS, with provider=entrust.

community.crypto.ecs_certificate

Can be used to request a Certificate from ECS using a verified domain.

Examples

- name: Request domain validation using email validation for client ID of 2.
  community.crypto.ecs_domain:
    domain_name: ansible.com
    client_id: 2
    verification_method: email
    verification_email: [email protected]
    entrust_api_user: apiusername
    entrust_api_key: a^lv*32!cd9LnT
    entrust_api_client_cert_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.crt
    entrust_api_client_cert_key_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.key

- name: Request domain validation using DNS. If domain is already valid,
        request revalidation if expires within 90 days
  community.crypto.ecs_domain:
    domain_name: ansible.com
    verification_method: dns
    entrust_api_user: apiusername
    entrust_api_key: a^lv*32!cd9LnT
    entrust_api_client_cert_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.crt
    entrust_api_client_cert_key_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.key

- name: Request domain validation using web server validation, and revalidate
        if fewer than 60 days remaining of EV eligibility.
  community.crypto.ecs_domain:
    domain_name: ansible.com
    verification_method: web_server
    entrust_api_user: apiusername
    entrust_api_key: a^lv*32!cd9LnT
    entrust_api_client_cert_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.crt
    entrust_api_client_cert_key_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.key

- name: Request domain validation using manual validation.
  community.crypto.ecs_domain:
    domain_name: ansible.com
    verification_method: manual
    entrust_api_user: apiusername
    entrust_api_key: a^lv*32!cd9LnT
    entrust_api_client_cert_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.crt
    entrust_api_client_cert_key_path: /etc/ssl/entrust/ecs-client.key

Return Values

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

Key

Description

client_id

integer

Client ID that the domain belongs to. If the input value client_id is specified, this will always be the same as client_id

Returned: changed or success

Sample: 1

dns_contents

string

The value that ECS will be expecting to find in the DNS record located at dns_location.

Returned: changed and if verification_method is dns

Sample: "AB23CD41432522FF2526920393982FAB"

dns_location

string

The location that ECS will be expecting to be able to find the DNS entry for domain verification, containing the contents of dns_contents.

Returned: changed and if verification_method is dns

Sample: "_pki-validation.ansible.com"

dns_resource_type

string

The type of resource record that ECS will be expecting for the DNS record located at dns_location.

Returned: changed and if verification_method is dns

Sample: "TXT"

domain_status

string

Status of the current domain. Will be one of APPROVED, DECLINED, CANCELLED, INITIAL_VERIFICATION, DECLINED, CANCELLED, RE_VERIFICATION, EXPIRED, EXPIRING

Returned: changed or success

Sample: "APPROVED"

emails

list / elements=string

The list of emails used to request validation of this domain.

Domains requested using this module will only have a list of size 1.

Returned: verification_method is email

Sample: ["admin@ansible.com", "administrator@ansible.com"]

ev_days_remaining

integer

The number of days the domain remains eligible for submission of “EV” certificates. Will never be greater than the value of ov_days_remaining

Returned: success and ev_eligible is true and domain_status is APPROVED, RE_VERIFICATION or EXPIRING.

Sample: 94

ev_eligible

boolean

Whether the domain is eligible for submission of “EV” certificates. Will never be true if ov_eligible is false

Returned: success and domain_status is APPROVED, RE_VERIFICATION or EXPIRING, or EXPIRED.

Sample: true

file_contents

string

The contents of the file that ECS will be expecting to find at file_location.

Returned: verification_method is web_server

Sample: "AB23CD41432522FF2526920393982FAB"

file_location

string

The location that ECS will be expecting to be able to find the file for domain verification, containing the contents of file_contents.

Returned: verification_method is web_server

Sample: "http://ansible.com/.well-known/pki-validation/abcd.txt"

ov_days_remaining

integer

The number of days the domain remains eligible for submission of “OV” certificates. Will never be less than the value of ev_days_remaining

Returned: success and ov_eligible is true and domain_status is APPROVED, RE_VERIFICATION or EXPIRING.

Sample: 129

ov_eligible

boolean

Whether the domain is eligible for submission of “OV” certificates. Will never be false if ov_eligible is true

Returned: success and domain_status is APPROVED, RE_VERIFICATION, EXPIRING, or EXPIRED.

Sample: true

verification_method

string

Verification method used to request the domain validation. If changed will be the same as verification_method input parameter.

Returned: changed or success

Sample: "dns"

Authors

  • Chris Trufan (@ctrufan)