community.windows.win_rds_cap module – Manage Connection Authorization Policies (CAP) on a Remote Desktop Gateway server

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

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.windows. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_rds_cap.

Synopsis

  • Creates, removes and configures a Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP).

  • A RD CAP allows you to specify the users who can connect to a Remote Desktop Gateway server.

Requirements

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

  • Windows Server 2008R2 (6.1) or higher.

  • The Windows Feature “RDS-Gateway” must be enabled.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allow_only_sdrts_servers

boolean

Specifies whether connections are allowed only to Remote Desktop Session Host servers that enforce Remote Desktop Gateway redirection policy.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

auth_method

string

Specifies how the RD Gateway server authenticates users.

When a new CAP is created, the default value is password.

Choices:

  • "both"

  • "none"

  • "password"

  • "smartcard"

computer_groups

list / elements=string

A list of computer groups that is allowed to connect to the Remote Gateway server.

idle_timeout

integer

Specifies the time interval, in minutes, after which an idle session is disconnected.

A value of zero disables idle timeout.

name

string / required

Name of the connection authorization policy.

order

integer

Evaluation order of the policy.

The CAP in which order is set to a value of ‘1’ is evaluated first.

By default, a newly created CAP will take the first position.

If the given value exceed the total number of existing policies, the policy will take the last position but the evaluation order will be capped to this number.

redirect_clipboard

boolean

Allow clipboard redirection.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

redirect_drives

boolean

Allow disk drive redirection.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

redirect_pnp

boolean

Allow Plug and Play devices redirection.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

redirect_printers

boolean

Allow printers redirection.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

redirect_serial

boolean

Allow serial port redirection.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

session_timeout

integer

The maximum time, in minutes, that a session can be idle.

A value of zero disables session timeout.

session_timeout_action

string

The action the server takes when a session times out.

disconnect: disconnect the session.

reauth: silently reauthenticate and reauthorize the session.

Choices:

  • "disconnect" ← (default)

  • "reauth"

state

string

The state of connection authorization policy.

If absent will ensure the policy is removed.

If present will ensure the policy is configured and exists.

If enabled will ensure the policy is configured, exists and enabled.

If disabled will ensure the policy is configured, exists, but disabled.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "enabled"

  • "disabled"

  • "present" ← (default)

user_groups

list / elements=string

A list of user groups that is allowed to connect to the Remote Gateway server.

Required when a new CAP is created.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_rds_cap

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_rds_cap module.

community.windows.win_rds_rap

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_rds_rap module.

community.windows.win_rds_settings

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_rds_settings module.

Examples

- name: Create a new RDS CAP with a 30 minutes timeout and clipboard redirection enabled
  community.windows.win_rds_cap:
    name: My CAP
    user_groups:
      - BUILTIN\users
    session_timeout: 30
    session_timeout_action: disconnect
    allow_only_sdrts_servers: yes
    redirect_clipboard: yes
    redirect_drives: no
    redirect_printers: no
    redirect_serial: no
    redirect_pnp: no
    state: enabled

Authors

  • Kevin Subileau (@ksubileau)