f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_apm_acl module – Manage user-defined APM ACLs

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.20.0).

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 f5networks.f5\_modules.

To use it in a playbook, specify: f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_apm_acl.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manage user-defined APM ACLs.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

acl_order

integer

Specifies a number that indicates the order of this ACL relative to other ACLs.

When not set, the device will always place the ACL after the last one created.

The lower the number, the higher the ACL will be in the general order, with the lowest number 0 being the topmost one.

Valid range of values is between 0 and 65535 inclusive.

description

string

User created ACL description.

entries

list / elements=dictionary

Access control entries that define the ACL matching and its respective behavior.

The order in which the rules are placed as arguments to this parameter determines their order in the ACL, in other words changing the order of the same elements will cause a change on the unit.

Changes in the number of rules will always trigger device change. This means user input will take precedence over what is on device.

action

string / required

Specifies the action that the access control entry takes when a match for this access control entry is encountered.

Choices:

  • "allow"

  • "reject"

  • "discard"

  • "continue"

dst_addr

string

Specifies the destination IP address for the access control entry.

When set to any the ACL will match any destination address, dst_mask is ignored in this case.

dst_mask

string

Optional parameter that specifies the destination network mask for the access control entry.

If not specified and dst_addr is not any, the dst_addr is deemed to be host address.

dst_port

string

Specifies the destination port for the access control entry.

Can be set to * to indicate all ports.

Parameter is mutually exclusive with dst_port_range.

dst_port_range

string

Specifies the destination port range for the access control entry.

Parameter is mutually exclusive with dst_port_range.

To indicate all ports the dst_port parameter must be used and set to *.

host_name

string

This parameter applies to Layer 7 access control entries only.

Specifies a host to which the access control entry applies.

log

string

Specifies the log level that is logged when actions of this type occur.

When none it will log nothing, which is a default action.

When packet it will log the matched packet.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "packet"

paths

string

This parameter applies to Layer 7 access control entries only.

Specifies the path or paths to which the access control entry applies.

protocol

string

This parameter applies to Layer 4 access control entries only.

Specifies the protocol: tcp, udp, icmp or all protocols, to which the access control entry applies.

Choices:

  • "tcp"

  • "icmp"

  • "udp"

  • "all"

scheme

string

This parameter applies to Layer 7 access control entries only.

Specifies the URI scheme: http, https or any on which the access control entry operates.

Choices:

  • "http"

  • "https"

  • "any"

src_addr

string

Specifies the source IP address for the access control entry.

When set to any the ACL will match any source address, src_mask is ignored in this case.

src_mask

string

Optional parameter that specifies the source network mask for the access control entry.

If not specified and src_addr is not any, the src_addr is deemed to be host address.

src_port

string

Specifies the source port for the access control entry.

Can be set to * to indicate all ports.

Parameter is mutually exclusive with src_port_range.

src_port_range

string

Specifies the source port range for the access control entry.

Parameter is mutually exclusive with src_port_range.

To indicate all ports the src_port parameter must be used and set to *.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the ACL to manage.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

path_match_case

boolean

Specifies whether alphabetic case is considered when matching paths in an access control entry.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

provider

dictionary

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

A dict object containing connection details.

auth_provider

string

Configures the auth provider for to obtain authentication tokens from the remote device.

This option is really used when working with BIG-IQ devices.

no_f5_teem

boolean

If yes, TEEM telemetry data is not sent to F5.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_TELEMETRY_OFF.

Previously used variable F5_TEEM is deprecated as its name was confusing.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string / required

The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

server

string / required

The BIG-IP host.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.

server_port

integer

The BIG-IP server port.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.

Default: 443

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

transport

string

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.

Choices:

  • "rest" ← (default)

user

string / required

The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

state

string

When state is present, ensures that the ACL exists.

When state is absent, ensures that the ACL is removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

type

string

Specifies the type of ACL to create.

Once the type is set it cannot be changed.

Choices:

  • "static"

  • "dynamic"

Notes

Note

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12.

  • The F5 modules only manipulate the running configuration of the F5 product. To ensure that BIG-IP specific configuration persists to disk, be sure to include at least one task that uses the f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_config module to save the running configuration. Refer to the module’s documentation for the correct usage of the module to save your running configuration.

Examples

- name: Create a static ACL with L4 entries
  bigip_apm_acl:
    name: L4foo
    acl_order: 0
    type: static
    entries:
      - action: allow
        dst_port: '80'
        dst_addr: '192.168.1.1'
        src_port: '443'
        src_addr: '10.10.10.0'
        src_mask: '255.255.255.128'
        protocol: tcp
      - action: reject
        dst_port: '*'
        dst_addr: '192.168.1.1'
        src_port: '*'
        src_addr: '10.10.10.0'
        src_mask: '255.255.255.128'
        protocol: tcp
        log: packet
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a static ACL with L7 entries
  bigip_apm_acl:
    name: L7foo
    acl_order: 1
    type: static
    path_match_case: no
    entries:
      - action: allow
        host_name: 'foobar.com'
        paths: '/shopfront'
        scheme: https
      - action: reject
        host_name: 'internal_foobar.com'
        paths: '/admin'
        scheme: any
        log: packet
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a static ACL with L7/L4 entries
  bigip_apm_acl:
    name: L7L4foo
    acl_order: 2
    type: static
    path_match_case: no
    entries:
      - action: allow
        host_name: 'foobar.com'
        paths: '/shopfront'
        scheme: https
        dst_port: '8181'
        dst_addr: '192.168.1.1'
        protocol: tcp
      - action: reject
        dst_addr: '192.168.1.1'
        host_name: 'internal_foobar.com'
        paths: '/admin'
        scheme: any
        protocol: all
        log: packet
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Modify a static ACL entries
  bigip_apm_acl:
    name: L4foo
    entries:
      - action: allow
        dst_port: '80'
        dst_addr: '192.168.1.1'
        src_port: '443'
        src_addr: '10.10.10.0'
        src_mask: '255.255.255.128'
        protocol: tcp
      - action: discard
        dst_port: '*'
        dst_addr: 192.168.1.1
        src_port: '*'
        src_addr: '10.10.10.0'
        src_mask: '255.2155.255.128'
        protocol: all
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove static ACL
  bigip_apm_acl:
    name: L4foo
    state: absent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

acl_order

integer

The order of this ACL relative to other ACLs.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10

description

string

The new description of the ACL.

Returned: changed

Sample: "My ACL"

entries

complex

Access control entries that define the ACL matching and its respective behavior.

Returned: changed

Sample: "hash/dictionary of values"

action

string

Action the access control entry takes when a match for this access control entry is encountered.

Returned: changed

Sample: "allow"

dst_addr

string

The destination IP address for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "192.168.0.1"

dst_mask

string

The destination network mask for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "255.255.255.128"

dst_port

string

The destination port for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "80"

dst_port_range

string

The destination port range for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "80-81"

host_name

string

The host to which the access control entry applies.

Returned: changed

Sample: "foobar.com"

log

string

The log level that is logged when actions of this type occur.

Returned: changed

Sample: "packet"

paths

string

The path or paths to which the access control entry applies.

Returned: changed

Sample: "/fooshop"

protocol

string

The protocol to which the access control entry applies.

Returned: changed

Sample: "tcp"

scheme

string

The URI scheme on which the access control entry operates.

Returned: changed

Sample: "https"

src_addr

string

The source IP address for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "192.168.0.1"

src_mask

string

The source network mask for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "255.255.255.128"

src_port

string

The source port for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "80"

src_port_range

string

The source port range for the access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: "80-81"

path_match_case

boolean

Specifies whether alphabetic case is considered when matching paths in an access control entry.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

type

string

The type of ACL to create.

Returned: changed

Sample: "static"

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)