community.general.ipa_user module – Manage FreeIPA users

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

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.general.

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

Synopsis

  • Add, modify and delete user within IPA server.

Requirements

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

  • base64

  • hashlib

Parameters

Parameter

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displayname

string

Display name.

gidnumber

string

Posix Group ID.

givenname

string

First name.

homedirectory

string

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

Default home directory of the user.

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”

krbpasswordexpiration

string

Date at which the user password will expire.

In the format YYYYMMddHHmmss.

e.g. 20180121182022 will expire on 21 January 2018 at 18:20:22.

loginshell

string

Login shell.

mail

list / elements=string

List of mail addresses assigned to the user.

If an empty list is passed all assigned email addresses will be deleted.

If None is passed email addresses will not be checked or changed.

password

string

Password for a user.

Will not be set for an existing user unless update_password=always, which is the default.

sn

string

Surname.

sshpubkey

list / elements=string

List of public SSH key.

If an empty list is passed all assigned public keys will be deleted.

If None is passed SSH public keys will not be checked or changed.

state

string

State to ensure.

Choices:

  • absent

  • disabled

  • enabled

  • present ← (default)

telephonenumber

list / elements=string

List of telephone numbers assigned to the user.

If an empty list is passed all assigned telephone numbers will be deleted.

If None is passed telephone numbers will not be checked or changed.

title

string

Title.

uid

aliases: name

string / required

uid of the user.

uidnumber

string

Account Settings UID/Posix User ID number.

update_password

string

Set password for a user.

Choices:

  • always ← (default)

  • on_create

userauthtype

list / elements=string

added in 1.2.0 of community.general

The authentication type to use for the user.

Choices:

  • password

  • radius

  • otp

  • pkinit

  • hardened

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)

Examples

- name: Ensure pinky is present and always reset password
  community.general.ipa_user:
    name: pinky
    state: present
    krbpasswordexpiration: 20200119235959
    givenname: Pinky
    sn: Acme
    mail:
    - [email protected]
    telephonenumber:
    - '+555123456'
    sshpubkey:
    - ssh-rsa ....
    - ssh-dsa ....
    uidnumber: '1001'
    gidnumber: '100'
    homedirectory: /home/pinky
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

- name: Ensure brain is absent
  community.general.ipa_user:
    name: brain
    state: absent
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

- name: Ensure pinky is present but don't reset password if already exists
  community.general.ipa_user:
    name: pinky
    state: present
    givenname: Pinky
    sn: Acme
    password: zounds
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret
    update_password: on_create

- name: Ensure pinky is present and using one time password and RADIUS authentication
  community.general.ipa_user:
    name: pinky
    state: present
    userauthtype:
      - otp
      - radius
    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

user

dictionary

User as returned by IPA API

Returned: always

Authors

  • Thomas Krahn (@Nosmoht)