community.general.ldap_search – Search for entries in a LDAP server

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.7.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

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

New in version 0.2.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • Return the results of an LDAP search.

Requirements

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

  • python-ldap

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
attrs
list / elements=string
A list of attributes for limiting the result. Use an actual list or a comma-separated string.
bind_dn
string
A DN to bind with. If this is omitted, we'll try a SASL bind with the EXTERNAL mechanism as default.
If this is blank, we'll use an anonymous bind.
bind_pw
string
The password to use with bind_dn.
dn
string / required
The LDAP DN to search in.
filter
string
Default:
"(objectClass=*)"
Used for filtering the LDAP search result.
referrals_chasing
string
added in 2.0.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • disabled
  • anonymous ←
Set the referrals chasing behavior.
anonymous follow referrals anonymously. This is the default behavior.
disabled disable referrals chasing. This sets OPT_REFERRALS to off.
sasl_class
string
added in 2.0.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • external ←
  • gssapi
The class to use for SASL authentication.
possible choices are external, gssapi.
schema
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Set to true to return the full attribute schema of entries, not their attribute values. Overrides attrs when provided.
scope
string
    Choices:
  • base ←
  • onelevel
  • subordinate
  • children
The LDAP scope to use.
server_uri
string
Default:
"ldapi:///"
A URI to the LDAP server.
The default value lets the underlying LDAP client library look for a UNIX domain socket in its default location.
start_tls
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If true, we'll use the START_TLS LDAP extension.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If set to no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only be used on sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • The default authentication settings will attempt to use a SASL EXTERNAL bind over a UNIX domain socket. This works well with the default Ubuntu install for example, which includes a cn=peercred,cn=external,cn=auth ACL rule allowing root to modify the server configuration. If you need to use a simple bind to access your server, pass the credentials in bind_dn and bind_pw.

Examples

- name: Return all entries within the 'groups' organizational unit.
  community.general.ldap_search:
    dn: "ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com"
  register: ldap_groups

- name: Return GIDs for all groups
  community.general.ldap_search:
    dn: "ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com"
    scope: "onelevel"
    attrs:
      - "gidNumber"
  register: ldap_group_gids

Authors

  • Sebastian Pfahl (@eryx12o45)