f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_asm_policy_manage – Manage BIG-IP ASM policies

Note

This plugin is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install f5networks.f5_modules.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP ASM policies, create from templates and manage global policy settings.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
active
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If yes will apply and activate existing inactive policy. If no, it will deactivate existing active policy. Generally should be yes only in cases where you want to activate new or existing policy.
In TMOS v14 and above deactivating policy will cause it to be detached from any other associated objects, hence the default option of no has been removed in order to prevent accidental disassociation.
apply
boolean
added in 1.4.0 of f5networks.f5_modules
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If yes will apply the policy if the policy has pending changes.
Parameter supported on TMOS v14.x and above.
name
string / required
The ASM policy to manage or create.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
provider
dictionary
added in 1.0.0 of f5networks.f5_modules
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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
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
    Choices:
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When state is present, and template parameter is provided, new ASM policy is created from template with the given policy name.
When state is present and no template parameter is provided new blank ASM policy is created with the given policy name.
When state is absent, ensures that the policy is removed, even if it is currently active.
template
string
    Choices:
  • ActiveSync v1.0 v2.0 (http)
  • ActiveSync v1.0 v2.0 (https)
  • Comprehensive
  • Drupal
  • Fundamental
  • Joomla
  • LotusDomino 6.5 (http)
  • LotusDomino 6.5 (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 with ActiveSync (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 with ActiveSync (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 with ActiveSync (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 with ActiveSync (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2010 (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2010 (https)
  • Oracle 10g Portal (http)
  • Oracle 10g Portal (https)
  • Oracle Applications 11i (http)
  • Oracle Applications 11i (https)
  • PeopleSoft Portal 9 (http)
  • PeopleSoft Portal 9 (https)
  • Rapid Deployment Policy
  • SAP NetWeaver 7 (http)
  • SAP NetWeaver 7 (https)
  • SharePoint 2003 (http)
  • SharePoint 2003 (https)
  • SharePoint 2007 (http)
  • SharePoint 2007 (https)
  • SharePoint 2010 (http)
  • SharePoint 2010 (https)
  • Vulnerability Assessment Baseline
  • Wordpress
An ASM policy built-in template. If the template does not exist we will raise an error.
Once the policy has been created, this value cannot change.
The Comprehensive, Drupal, Fundamental, Joomla, Vulnerability Assessment Baseline, and Wordpress templates are only available on BIG-IP versions >= 13.

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 ASM policy from template
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_sharepoint_policy
    template: SharePoint 2007 (http)
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create blank ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_blank_policy
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create blank ASM policy and activate
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_blank_policy
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Activate ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: inactive_policy
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Deactivate ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy_manage:
    name: active_policy
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
active
boolean
changed
Set when activating/deactivating ASM policy

Sample:
True
apply
boolean
changed when target policy has changes pending
Set when applying pending changes to ASM policy

Sample:
True
name
string
changed
Name of the ASM policy to be managed/created

Sample:
Asm_APP1_Transparent
state
string
changed
Action performed on the target device.

Sample:
absent
template
string
changed
Name of the built-in ASM policy template

Sample:
OWA Exchange 2007 (https)


Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)