community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_info module – Provide information for OpenSSL private keys

Note

This module is part of the community.crypto collection (version 2.3.2).

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.openssl_privatekey_info.

Synopsis

  • This module allows one to query information on OpenSSL private keys.

  • In case the key consistency checks fail, the module will fail as this indicates a faked private key. In this case, all return variables are still returned. Note that key consistency checks are not available all key types; if none is available, none is returned for key_is_consistent.

  • It uses the cryptography python library to interact with OpenSSL.

Requirements

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

  • cryptography >= 1.2.3

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

check_consistency

boolean

added in 2.0.0 of community.crypto

Whether to check consistency of the private key.

In community.crypto < 2.0.0, consistency was always checked.

Since community.crypto 2.0.0, the consistency check has been disabled by default to avoid private key material to be transported around and computed with, and only do so when requested explicitly. This can potentially prevent side-channel attacks.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

content

string

added in 1.0.0 of community.crypto

Content of the private key file.

Either path or content must be specified, but not both.

passphrase

string

The passphrase for the private key.

path

path

Remote absolute path where the private key file is loaded from.

return_private_key_data

boolean

Whether to return private key data.

Only set this to yes when you want private information about this key to leave the remote machine.

WARNING: you have to make sure that private key data is not accidentally logged!

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

select_crypto_backend

string

Determines which crypto backend to use.

The default choice is auto, which tries to use cryptography if available.

If set to cryptography, will try to use the cryptography library.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cryptography

Notes

Note

  • Supports check_mode.

See Also

See also

community.crypto.openssl_privatekey

The official documentation on the community.crypto.openssl_privatekey module.

community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_pipe

The official documentation on the community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_pipe module.

Examples

- name: Generate an OpenSSL private key with the default values (4096 bits, RSA)
  community.crypto.openssl_privatekey:
    path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem

- name: Get information on generated key
  community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_info:
    path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
  register: result

- name: Dump information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: result

Return Values

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

Key

Description

can_load_key

boolean

Whether the module was able to load the private key from disk.

Returned: always

can_parse_key

boolean

Whether the module was able to parse the private key.

Returned: always

key_is_consistent

boolean

Whether the key is consistent. Can also return none next to yes and no, to indicate that consistency could not be checked.

In case the check returns no, the module will fail.

Returned: when check_consistency=true

private_data

dictionary

Private key data. Depends on key type.

Returned: success and when return_private_key_data is set to yes

public_data

dictionary

Public key data. Depends on key type.

Returned: success

curve

string

The curve’s name for ECC.

Returned: When type=ECC

exponent

integer

The RSA key’s public exponent.

Returned: When type=RSA

exponent_size

integer

The maximum number of bits of a private key. This is basically the bit size of the subgroup used.

Returned: When type=ECC

g

integer

The g value for DSA.

This is the element spanning the subgroup of the multiplicative group of the prime field used.

Returned: When type=DSA

modulus

integer

The RSA key’s modulus.

Returned: When type=RSA

p

integer

The p value for DSA.

This is the prime modulus upon which arithmetic takes place.

Returned: When type=DSA

q

integer

The q value for DSA.

This is a prime that divides p - 1, and at the same time the order of the subgroup of the multiplicative group of the prime field used.

Returned: When type=DSA

size

integer

Bit size of modulus (RSA) or prime number (DSA).

Returned: When type=RSA or type=DSA

x

integer

The x coordinate for the public point on the elliptic curve.

Returned: When type=ECC

y

integer

For type=ECC, this is the y coordinate for the public point on the elliptic curve.

For type=DSA, this is the publicly known group element whose discrete logarithm w.r.t. g is the private key.

Returned: When type=DSA or type=ECC

public_key

string

Private key’s public key in PEM format.

Returned: success

Sample: “—–BEGIN PUBLIC KEY—–\nMIICIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAg8A…”

public_key_fingerprints

dictionary

Fingerprints of private key’s public key.

For every hash algorithm available, the fingerprint is computed.

Returned: success

Sample: “{\u0027sha256\u0027: \u0027d4:b3:aa:6d:c8:04:ce:4e:ba:f6:29:4d:92:a3:94:b0:c2:ff:bd:bf:33:63:11:43:34:0f:51:b0:95:09:2f:63\u0027, \u0027sha512\u0027: \u0027f7:07:4a:f0:b0:f0:e6:8b:95:5f:f9:e6:61:0a:32:68:f1…”

type

string

The key’s type.

One of RSA, DSA, ECC, Ed25519, X25519, Ed448, or X448.

Will start with unknown if the key type cannot be determined.

Returned: success

Sample: “RSA”

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)

  • Yanis Guenane (@Spredzy)