community.vmware.vmware_local_user_manager module – Manage local users on an ESXi host

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 1.18.0).

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.vmware_local_user_manager.

Synopsis

  • Manage local users on an ESXi host

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • PyVmomi installed

Parameters

Parameter

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.

local_user_description

string

Description for the user.

local_user_name

string / required

The local user name to be changed.

local_user_password

string

The password to be set.

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.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

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.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

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.

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.

state

string

Indicate desired state of the user. If the user already exists when state=present, the user info is updated

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.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

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.

Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

If set to true, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Tested on ESXi 6.0

  • Be sure that the ESXi user used for login, has the appropriate rights to create / delete / edit users

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

Examples

- name: Add local user to ESXi
  community.vmware.vmware_local_user_manager:
    hostname: esxi_hostname
    username: root
    password: vmware
    local_user_name: foo
    local_user_password: password
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Andreas Nafpliotis (@nafpliot-ibm)