community.vmware.vmware_object_role_permission module – Manage local roles on an ESXi host

Note

This module is part of the community.vmware collection (version 2.5.0).

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_object_role_permission.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage object permissions on the given host.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

group

string

The group to be assigned permission.

Required if principal is not specified.

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.

object_name

string / required

The object name to assigned permission.

object_type

string

The object type being targeted.

Choices:

  • Folder ← (default)

  • VirtualMachine

  • Datacenter

  • ResourcePool

  • Datastore

  • Network

  • HostSystem

  • ComputeResource

  • ClusterComputeResource

  • DistributedVirtualSwitch

  • DistributedVirtualPortgroup

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

principal

string

The user to be assigned permission.

Required if group is not specified.

If specifying domain user, required separator of domain uses backslash.

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.

recursive

boolean

Should the permissions be recursively applied.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

role

string / required

The role to be assigned permission.

User can also specify role name presented in Web UI. Supported added in 1.5.0.

state

string

Indicate desired state of the object’s permission.

When state=present, the permission will be added if it doesn’t already exist.

When state=absent, the permission is removed if it exists.

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 6.5, vSphere 6.7

  • The ESXi login user must have the appropriate rights to administer permissions.

  • Permissions for a distributed switch must be defined and managed on either the datacenter or a folder containing the switch.

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

Examples

- name: Assign user to VM folder
  community.vmware.vmware_object_role_permission:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    role: Admin
    principal: user_bob
    object_name: services
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove user from VM folder
  community.vmware.vmware_object_role_permission:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    role: Admin
    principal: user_bob
    object_name: services
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign finance group to VM folder
  community.vmware.vmware_object_role_permission:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    role: Limited Users
    group: finance
    object_name: Accounts
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign view_user Read Only permission at root folder
  community.vmware.vmware_object_role_permission:
    hostname: '{{ esxi_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ esxi_username }}'
    password: '{{ esxi_password }}'
    role: ReadOnly
    principal: view_user
    object_name: rootFolder
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign domain user to VM folder
  community.vmware.vmware_object_role_permission:
    hostname: "{{ vcenter_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ vcenter_username }}"
    password: "{{ vcenter_password }}"
    validate_certs: false
    role: Admin
    principal: "vsphere.local\\domainuser"
    object_name: services
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

whether or not a change was made to the object’s role

Returned: always

Authors

  • Derek Rushing (@kryptsi)

  • Joseph Andreatta (@vmwjoseph)