community.general.keycloak_group module – Allows administration of Keycloak groups via Keycloak API

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.keycloak_group.

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to add, remove or modify Keycloak groups via the Keycloak REST API. It requires access to the REST API via OpenID Connect; the user connecting and the client being used must have the requisite access rights. In a default Keycloak installation, admin-cli and an admin user would work, as would a separate client definition with the scope tailored to your needs and a user having the expected roles.

  • The names of module options are snake_cased versions of the camelCase ones found in the Keycloak API and its documentation at https://www.keycloak.org/docs-api/8.0/rest-api/index.html.

  • Attributes are multi-valued in the Keycloak API. All attributes are lists of individual values and will be returned that way by this module. You may pass single values for attributes when calling the module, and this will be translated into a list suitable for the API.

  • When updating a group, where possible provide the group ID to the module. This removes a lookup to the API to translate the name into the group ID.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

attributes

dictionary

A dict of key/value pairs to set as custom attributes for the group.

Values may be single values (e.g. a string) or a list of strings.

auth_client_id

string

OpenID Connect client_id to authenticate to the API with.

Default: “admin-cli”

auth_client_secret

string

Client Secret to use in conjunction with auth_client_id (if required).

auth_keycloak_url

aliases: url

string / required

URL to the Keycloak instance.

auth_password

aliases: password

string

Password to authenticate for API access with.

auth_realm

string

Keycloak realm name to authenticate to for API access.

auth_username

aliases: username

string

Username to authenticate for API access with.

connection_timeout

integer

added in 4.5.0 of community.general

Controls the HTTP connections timeout period (in seconds) to Keycloak API.

Default: 10

http_agent

string

added in 5.4.0 of community.general

Configures the HTTP User-Agent header.

Default: “Ansible”

id

string

The unique identifier for this group.

This parameter is not required for updating or deleting a group but providing it will reduce the number of API calls required.

name

string

Name of the group.

This parameter is required only when creating or updating the group.

realm

string

They Keycloak realm under which this group resides.

Default: “master”

state

string

State of the group.

On present, the group will be created if it does not yet exist, or updated with the parameters you provide.

On absent, the group will be removed if it exists.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

token

string

added in 3.0.0 of community.general

Authentication token for Keycloak API.

validate_certs

boolean

Verify TLS certificates (do not disable this in production).

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Presently, the realmRoles, clientRoles and access attributes returned by the Keycloak API are read-only for groups. This limitation will be removed in a later version of this module.

Examples

- name: Create a Keycloak group, authentication with credentials
  community.general.keycloak_group:
    name: my-new-kc-group
    realm: MyCustomRealm
    state: present
    auth_client_id: admin-cli
    auth_keycloak_url: https://auth.example.com/auth
    auth_realm: master
    auth_username: USERNAME
    auth_password: PASSWORD
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a Keycloak group, authentication with token
  community.general.keycloak_group:
    name: my-new-kc-group
    realm: MyCustomRealm
    state: present
    auth_client_id: admin-cli
    auth_keycloak_url: https://auth.example.com/auth
    token: TOKEN
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete a keycloak group
  community.general.keycloak_group:
    id: '9d59aa76-2755-48c6-b1af-beb70a82c3cd'
    state: absent
    realm: MyCustomRealm
    auth_client_id: admin-cli
    auth_keycloak_url: https://auth.example.com/auth
    auth_realm: master
    auth_username: USERNAME
    auth_password: PASSWORD
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete a Keycloak group based on name
  community.general.keycloak_group:
    name: my-group-for-deletion
    state: absent
    auth_client_id: admin-cli
    auth_keycloak_url: https://auth.example.com/auth
    auth_realm: master
    auth_username: USERNAME
    auth_password: PASSWORD
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update the name of a Keycloak group
  community.general.keycloak_group:
    id: '9d59aa76-2755-48c6-b1af-beb70a82c3cd'
    name: an-updated-kc-group-name
    state: present
    auth_client_id: admin-cli
    auth_keycloak_url: https://auth.example.com/auth
    auth_realm: master
    auth_username: USERNAME
    auth_password: PASSWORD
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a keycloak group with some custom attributes
  community.general.keycloak_group:
    auth_client_id: admin-cli
    auth_keycloak_url: https://auth.example.com/auth
    auth_realm: master
    auth_username: USERNAME
    auth_password: PASSWORD
    name: my-new_group
    attributes:
        attrib1: value1
        attrib2: value2
        attrib3:
            - with
            - numerous
            - individual
            - list
            - items
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

end_state

complex

Representation of the group after module execution (sample is truncated).

Returned: on success

access

dictionary

A dict describing the accesses you have to this group based on the credentials used.

Returned: always

Sample: {“manage”: true, “manageMembership”: true, “view”: true}

attributes

dictionary

Attributes applied to this group.

Returned: always

Sample: {“attr1”: [“val1”, “val2”, “val3”]}

clientRoles

list / elements=string

A list of client-level roles granted to this group.

Returned: always

Sample: []

id

string

GUID that identifies the group.

Returned: always

Sample: “23f38145-3195-462c-97e7-97041ccea73e”

name

string

Name of the group.

Returned: always

Sample: “grp-test-123”

path

string

URI path to the group.

Returned: always

Sample: “/grp-test-123”

realmRoles

list / elements=string

An array of the realm-level roles granted to this group.

Returned: always

Sample: []

subGroups

list / elements=string

A list of groups that are children of this group. These groups will have the same parameters as documented here.

Returned: always

group

complex

Representation of the group after module execution.

Deprecated return value, it will be removed in community.general 6.0.0. Please use the return value end_state instead.

Returned: always

access

dictionary

A dict describing the accesses you have to this group based on the credentials used.

Returned: always

Sample: {“manage”: true, “manageMembership”: true, “view”: true}

attributes

dictionary

Attributes applied to this group.

Returned: always

Sample: {“attr1”: [“val1”, “val2”, “val3”]}

clientRoles

list / elements=string

A list of client-level roles granted to this group.

Returned: always

Sample: []

id

string

GUID that identifies the group.

Returned: always

Sample: “23f38145-3195-462c-97e7-97041ccea73e”

name

string

Name of the group.

Returned: always

Sample: “grp-test-123”

path

string

URI path to the group.

Returned: always

Sample: “/grp-test-123”

realmRoles

list / elements=string

An array of the realm-level roles granted to this group.

Returned: always

Sample: []

subGroups

list / elements=string

A list of groups that are children of this group. These groups will have the same parameters as documented here.

Returned: always

msg

string

Message as to what action was taken.

Returned: always

Authors

  • Adam Goossens (@adamgoossens)