community.general.ipa_pwpolicy module – Manage FreeIPA password policies

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_pwpolicy.

New in version 2.0.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • Add, modify, or delete a password policy using the IPA API.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

failinterval

string

Period (in seconds) after which the number of failed login attempts is reset.

group

aliases: name

string

Name of the group that the policy applies to.

If omitted, the global policy is used.

historylength

string

Number of previous passwords that are remembered.

Users cannot reuse remembered passwords.

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”

lockouttime

string

Period (in seconds) for which users are locked out.

maxfailcount

string

Maximum number of consecutive failures before lockout.

maxpwdlife

string

Maximum password lifetime (in days).

minclasses

string

Minimum number of character classes.

minlength

string

Minimum password length.

minpwdlife

string

Minimum password lifetime (in hours).

priority

string

Priority of the policy.

High number means lower priority.

Required when cn is not the global policy.

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)

Notes

Note

  • Supports check_mode.

Examples

- name: Modify the global password policy
  community.general.ipa_pwpolicy:
      maxpwdlife: '90'
      minpwdlife: '1'
      historylength: '8'
      minclasses: '3'
      minlength: '16'
      maxfailcount: '6'
      failinterval: '60'
      lockouttime: '600'
      ipa_host: ipa.example.com
      ipa_user: admin
      ipa_pass: topsecret

- name: Ensure the password policy for the group admins is present
  community.general.ipa_pwpolicy:
      group: admins
      state: present
      maxpwdlife: '60'
      minpwdlife: '24'
      historylength: '16'
      minclasses: '4'
      priority: '10'
      maxfailcount: '4'
      failinterval: '600'
      lockouttime: '1200'
      ipa_host: ipa.example.com
      ipa_user: admin
      ipa_pass: topsecret

- name: Ensure that the group sysops does not have a unique password policy
  community.general.ipa_pwpolicy:
      group: sysops
      state: absent
      ipa_host: ipa.example.com
      ipa_user: admin
      ipa_pass: topsecret

Return Values

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

Key

Description

pwpolicy

dictionary

Password policy as returned by IPA API.

Returned: always

Sample: {“cn”: [“admins”], “cospriority”: [“10”], “dn”: “cn=admins,cn=EXAMPLE.COM,cn=kerberos,dc=example,dc=com”, “krbmaxpwdlife”: [“60”], “krbminpwdlife”: [“24”], “krbpwdfailurecountinterval”: [“600”], “krbpwdhistorylength”: [“16”], “krbpwdlockoutduration”: [“1200”], “krbpwdmaxfailure”: [“4”], “krbpwdmindiffchars”: [“4”], “objectclass”: [“top”, “nscontainer”, “krbpwdpolicy”]}

Authors

  • Adralioh (@adralioh)