community.crypto.openssl_signature module – Sign data with openssl

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.openssl_signature.

New in community.crypto 1.1.0

Synopsis

  • This module allows one to sign data using a private key.

  • The module uses the cryptography Python library.

Requirements

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

  • cryptography >= 1.4 (some key types require newer versions)

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

path

path / required

The file to sign.

This file will only be read and not modified.

privatekey_content

string

The content of the private key to use when signing the certificate signing request.

Either privatekey_path or privatekey_content must be specified, but not both.

privatekey_passphrase

string

The passphrase for the private key.

This is required if the private key is password protected.

privatekey_path

path

The path to the private key to use when signing.

Either privatekey_path or privatekey_content must be specified, but not both.

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"

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

This action does not modify state.

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

  • When using the cryptography backend, the following key types require at least the following cryptography version: RSA keys: cryptography >= 1.4 DSA and ECDSA keys: cryptography >= 1.5 ed448 and ed25519 keys: cryptography >= 2.6

See Also

See also

community.crypto.openssl_signature_info

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

community.crypto.openssl_privatekey

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

Examples

- name: Sign example file
  community.crypto.openssl_signature:
    privatekey_path: private.key
    path: /tmp/example_file
  register: sig

- name: Verify signature of example file
  community.crypto.openssl_signature_info:
    certificate_path: cert.pem
    path: /tmp/example_file
    signature: "{{ sig.signature }}"
  register: verify

- name: Make sure the signature is valid
  assert:
    that:
      - verify.valid

Return Values

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

Key

Description

signature

string

Base64 encoded signature.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Patrick Pichler (@aveexy)

  • Markus Teufelberger (@MarkusTeufelberger)