community.vmware.vmware_local_user_facts – Gather facts about users on the given ESXi host

Note

This plugin is part of the community.vmware collection.

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

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

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2021-12-01

Why

Deprecated in favour of community.vmware.vmware_local_user_info module.

Alternative

Use community.vmware.vmware_local_user_info instead.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to gather facts about users present on the given ESXi host system in VMware infrastructure.

  • All variables and VMware object names are case sensitive.

  • User must hold the ‘Authorization.ModifyPermissions’ privilege to invoke this module.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
password
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.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
Default:
443
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.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
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.
This feature depends on a version of pyvmomi greater than v6.7.1.2018.12
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.
username
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.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on ESXi 6.5

  • The full_name, principal, and user_group properties are deprecated starting from Ansible v2.12

Examples

- name: Gather facts about all Users on given ESXi host system
  community.vmware.vmware_local_user_facts:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: all_user_facts

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
local_user_facts
dictionary
always
metadata about all local users

Sample:
[{'description': 'Administrator', 'full_name': 'Administrator', 'group': False, 'principal': 'root', 'role': 'admin', 'shell_access': True, 'user_group': False, 'user_id': 0, 'user_name': 'root'}, {'description': 'DCUI User', 'full_name': 'DCUI User', 'group': False, 'principal': 'dcui', 'role': 'admin', 'shell_access': False, 'user_group': False, 'user_id': 100, 'user_name': 'dcui'}]


Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2021-12-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Abhijeet Kasurde (@Akasurde)

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)