community.network.cnos_user – Manage the collection of local users on Lenovo CNOS devices

Note

This plugin is part of the community.network collection (version 3.0.0).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.cnos_user.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of the local usernames configured on Lenovo CNOS devices. It allows playbooks to manage either individual usernames or the collection of usernames in the current running config. It also supports purging usernames from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
string
The set of username objects to be configured on the remote Lenovo CNOS device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

aliases: users, collection
configured_password
string
The password to be configured on the network device. The password needs to be provided in cleartext and it will be encrypted on the device. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.
name
string
The username to be configured on the remote Lenovo CNOS device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.
purge
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The purge argument instructs the module to consider the resource definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured usernames on the device with the exception of the `admin` user which cannot be deleted per cnos constraints.
role
string
The role argument configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

aliases: roles
sshkey
string
The sshkey argument defines the SSH public key to configure for the username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state argument configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • on_create
  • always ←
Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Examples

- name: Create a new user
  community.network.cnos_user:
    name: ansible
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: Remove all users except admin
  community.network.cnos_user:
    purge: yes

- name: Set multiple users role
  aggregate:
    - name: Netop
    - name: Netend
  role: network-operator
  state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['name ansible', 'name ansible password password']
delta
string
always
The time elapsed to perform all operations

Sample:
0:00:10.469466
end
string
always
The time the job ended

Sample:
2016-11-16 10:38:25.595612
start
string
always
The time the job started

Sample:
2016-11-16 10:38:15.126146


Authors

  • Anil Kumar Muraleedharan (@amuraleedhar)