community.general.zfs_delegate_admin module – Manage ZFS delegated administration (user admin privileges)

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.3.0).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • Manages ZFS file system delegated administration permissions, which allow unprivileged users to perform ZFS operations normally restricted to the superuser.

  • See the zfs allow section of zfs(1M) for detailed explanations of options.

  • This module attempts to adhere to the behavior of the command line tool as much as possible.

Aliases: storage.zfs.zfs_delegate_admin

Requirements

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

  • A ZFS/OpenZFS implementation that supports delegation with zfs allow, including: Solaris >= 10, illumos (all versions), FreeBSD >= 8.0R, ZFS on Linux >= 0.7.0.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

descendents

boolean

Apply permissions to name‘s descendents (zfs allow -d).

Choices:

  • false

  • true

everyone

boolean

Apply permissions to everyone.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

groups

list / elements=string

List of groups to whom permission(s) should be granted.

local

boolean

Apply permissions to name locally (zfs allow -l).

Choices:

  • false

  • true

name

string / required

File system or volume name, for example rpool/myfs.

permissions

list / elements=string

The list of permission(s) to delegate (required if state=present).

Supported permissions depend on the ZFS version in use. See for example https://openzfs.github.io/openzfs-docs/man/8/zfs-allow.8.html for OpenZFS.

recursive

boolean

Unallow permissions recursively (ignored when state=present).

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

Whether to allow (present), or unallow (absent) a permission.

When set to present, at least one “entity” param of users, groups, or everyone are required.

When set to absent, removes permissions from the specified entities, or removes all permissions if no entity params are specified.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

users

list / elements=string

List of users to whom permission(s) should be granted.

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: none

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: Grant `zfs allow` and `unallow` permission to the `adm` user with the default local+descendents scope
  community.general.zfs_delegate_admin:
    name: rpool/myfs
    users: adm
    permissions: allow,unallow

- name: Grant `zfs send` to everyone, plus the group `backup`
  community.general.zfs_delegate_admin:
    name: rpool/myvol
    groups: backup
    everyone: true
    permissions: send

- name: Grant `zfs send,receive` to users `foo` and `bar` with local scope only
  community.general.zfs_delegate_admin:
    name: rpool/myfs
    users: foo,bar
    permissions: send,receive
    local: true

- name: Revoke all permissions from everyone (permissions specifically assigned to users and groups remain)
  community.general.zfs_delegate_admin:
    name: rpool/myfs
    everyone: true
    state: absent

Authors

  • Nate Coraor (@natefoo)