community.general.ipa_dnsrecord module – Manage FreeIPA DNS records

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.ipa_dnsrecord.

Synopsis

  • Add, modify and delete an IPA DNS Record using IPA API.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ipa_host

string

IP or hostname of IPA server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_HOST will be used instead.

If both the environment variable IPA_HOST and the value are not specified in the task, then DNS will be used to try to discover the FreeIPA server.

The relevant entry needed in FreeIPA is the ‘ipa-ca’ entry.

If neither the DNS entry, nor the environment IPA_HOST, nor the value are available in the task, then the default value will be used.

Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: “ipa.example.com”

ipa_pass

string

Password of administrative user.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PASS will be used instead.

Note that if the ‘urllib_gssapi’ library is available, it is possible to use GSSAPI to authenticate to FreeIPA.

If the environment variable KRB5CCNAME is available, the module will use this kerberos credentials cache to authenticate to the FreeIPA server.

If the environment variable KRB5_CLIENT_KTNAME is available, and KRB5CCNAME is not; the module will use this kerberos keytab to authenticate.

If GSSAPI is not available, the usage of ‘ipa_pass’ is required.

Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.

ipa_port

integer

Port of FreeIPA / IPA server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PORT will be used instead.

If both the environment variable IPA_PORT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.

Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: 443

ipa_prot

string

Protocol used by IPA server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PROT will be used instead.

If both the environment variable IPA_PROT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.

Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.

Choices:

  • http

  • https ← (default)

ipa_timeout

integer

Specifies idle timeout (in seconds) for the connection.

For bulk operations, you may want to increase this in order to avoid timeout from IPA server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_TIMEOUT will be used instead.

If both the environment variable IPA_TIMEOUT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.

Default: 10

ipa_user

string

Administrative account used on IPA server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_USER will be used instead.

If both the environment variable IPA_USER and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.

Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: “admin”

record_name

aliases: name

string / required

The DNS record name to manage.

record_ttl

integer

Set the TTL for the record.

Applies only when adding a new or changing the value of record_value or record_values.

record_type

string

The type of DNS record name.

Currently, ‘A’, ‘AAAA’, ‘A6’, ‘CNAME’, ‘DNAME’, ‘PTR’, ‘TXT’, ‘SRV’ and ‘MX’ are supported.

‘A6’, ‘CNAME’, ‘DNAME’ and ‘TXT’ are added in version 2.5.

‘SRV’ and ‘MX’ are added in version 2.8.

Choices:

  • A ← (default)

  • AAAA

  • A6

  • CNAME

  • DNAME

  • MX

  • PTR

  • SRV

  • TXT

record_value

string

Manage DNS record name with this value.

Mutually exclusive with record_values, and exactly one of record_value and record_values has to be specified.

Use record_values if you need to specify multiple values.

In the case of ‘A’ or ‘AAAA’ record types, this will be the IP address.

In the case of ‘A6’ record type, this will be the A6 Record data.

In the case of ‘CNAME’ record type, this will be the hostname.

In the case of ‘DNAME’ record type, this will be the DNAME target.

In the case of ‘PTR’ record type, this will be the hostname.

In the case of ‘TXT’ record type, this will be a text.

In the case of ‘SRV’ record type, this will be a service record.

In the case of ‘MX’ record type, this will be a mail exchanger record.

record_values

list / elements=string

Manage DNS record name with this value.

Mutually exclusive with record_values, and exactly one of record_value and record_values has to be specified.

In the case of ‘A’ or ‘AAAA’ record types, this will be the IP address.

In the case of ‘A6’ record type, this will be the A6 Record data.

In the case of ‘CNAME’ record type, this will be the hostname.

In the case of ‘DNAME’ record type, this will be the DNAME target.

In the case of ‘PTR’ record type, this will be the hostname.

In the case of ‘TXT’ record type, this will be a text.

In the case of ‘SRV’ record type, this will be a service record.

In the case of ‘MX’ record type, this will be a mail exchanger record.

state

string

State to ensure

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

validate_certs

boolean

This only applies if ipa_prot is https.

If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

zone_name

string / required

The DNS zone name to which DNS record needs to be managed.

Examples

- name: Ensure dns record is present
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    ipa_host: spider.example.com
    ipa_pass: Passw0rd!
    state: present
    zone_name: example.com
    record_name: vm-001
    record_type: 'AAAA'
    record_value: '::1'

- name: Ensure that dns records exists with a TTL
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    name: host02
    zone_name: example.com
    record_type: 'AAAA'
    record_values: '::1,fe80::1'
    record_ttl: 300
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_pass: topsecret
    state: present

- name: Ensure a PTR record is present
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    ipa_host: spider.example.com
    ipa_pass: Passw0rd!
    state: present
    zone_name: 2.168.192.in-addr.arpa
    record_name: 5
    record_type: 'PTR'
    record_value: 'internal.ipa.example.com'

- name: Ensure a TXT record is present
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    ipa_host: spider.example.com
    ipa_pass: Passw0rd!
    state: present
    zone_name: example.com
    record_name: _kerberos
    record_type: 'TXT'
    record_value: 'EXAMPLE.COM'

- name: Ensure an SRV record is present
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    ipa_host: spider.example.com
    ipa_pass: Passw0rd!
    state: present
    zone_name: example.com
    record_name: _kerberos._udp.example.com
    record_type: 'SRV'
    record_value: '10 50 88 ipa.example.com'

- name: Ensure an MX records are present
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    ipa_host: spider.example.com
    ipa_pass: Passw0rd!
    state: present
    zone_name: example.com
    record_name: '@'
    record_type: 'MX'
    record_values:
      - '1 mailserver-01.example.com'
      - '2 mailserver-02.example.com'

- name: Ensure that dns record is removed
  community.general.ipa_dnsrecord:
    name: host01
    zone_name: example.com
    record_type: 'AAAA'
    record_value: '::1'
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

dnsrecord

dictionary

DNS record as returned by IPA API.

Returned: always

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)