community.vmware.vcenter_root_password_expiration module – root password expiration of vCSA

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 4.2.0).

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.vmware.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.vmware.vcenter_root_password_expiration.

New in community.vmware 3.10.0

Synopsis

  • Manages password expiration configuration for root user of vCSA appliance

Parameters

Parameter

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email

string

e-mail to send password expiration warnings to

hostname

string

The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.

max_days_between_password_change

integer

Maximum days between password change

min_days_between_password_change

integer

Minimum days between password change

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string

The password of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

The port number of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.

Default: 443

proxy_host

string

Address of a proxy that will receive all HTTPS requests and relay them.

The format is a hostname or a IP.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PROXY_HOST will be used instead.

proxy_port

integer

Port of the HTTP proxy that will receive all HTTPS requests and relay them.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PROXY_PORT will be used instead.

state

string

present - represents that password expiration must be configured

absent - represents no expiration for root user

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

username

aliases: admin, user

string

The username of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

warn_days_before_password_expiration

integer

Days before password expires and password expiration e-mail should be sent

Notes

Note

  • All modules requires API write access and hence is not supported on a free ESXi license.

Examples

- name: Configures expiring root password
  vcenter_root_password_expiration:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_localos_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    max_days_between_password_change: 60
    min_days_between_password_change: 6
    warn_days_before_password_expiration: 7
    email: [email protected]
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Configures non-expiring root password
  vcenter_root_password_expiration:
    hostname: '{{ vcenter_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_localos_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_localos_password }}'
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Valentin Yonev (@valentinJonev)