f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_device_sshd module – Manage the SSHD settings of a BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.19.0).

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_device_sshd.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage the SSHD (secure shell daemon) settings of a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allow

list / elements=string

If you have enabled SSH access, specifies the IP address or address range for other systems that can use SSH to communicate with this system.

To specify all addresses, use the value all.

An IP address can be specified, such as 172.27.1.10.

IP ranges can be specified, such as 172.27.*.* or 172.27.0.0/255.255.0.0.

To remove SSH access, specify an empty list or an empty string.

banner

string

Whether to enable the banner or not.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

banner_text

string

Specifies the text to include on the pre-login banner, which displays when a user attempts to login to the system using SSH.

inactivity_timeout

integer

Specifies the number of seconds before inactivity causes an SSH session to log out.

log_level

string

Specifies the minimum SSHD message level to include in the system log.

Choices:

  • debug

  • debug1

  • debug2

  • debug3

  • error

  • fatal

  • info

  • quiet

  • verbose

login

string

When checked enabled, specifies the system accepts SSH communication.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

port

integer

Port on which you want the SSH daemon to run.

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.

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP version 12.0.0 or greater

  • 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: Set the banner for the SSHD service from a string
  bigip_device_sshd:
    banner: enabled
    banner_text: banner text goes here
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set the banner for the SSHD service from a file
  bigip_device_sshd:
    banner: enabled
    banner_text: "{{ lookup('file', '/path/to/file') }}"
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set the SSHD service to run on port 2222
  bigip_device_sshd:
    port: 2222
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

allow

list / elements=string

If you have enabled SSH access, specifies the IP address or address range for other systems that can use SSH to communicate with this system.

Returned: changed

Sample: “192.0.2.*”

banner

string

Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

banner_text

string

Specifies the text included on the pre-login banner which displays when a user attempts to login to the system using SSH.

Returned: changed and success

Sample: “This is a corporate device. Connecting to it without…”

inactivity_timeout

integer

The number of seconds before inactivity causes an SSH session to log out.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10

log_level

string

The minimum SSHD message level to include in the system log.

Returned: changed

Sample: “debug”

login

boolean

Specifies whether the system accepts SSH communications or not.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

port

integer

Port on which you want the SSH daemon to run.

Returned: changed

Sample: 22

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)