f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_firewall_policy module – Manage AFM security firewall policies on a BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.16.0).

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_firewall_policy.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages AFM (Advanced Firewall Manager) security firewall policies on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

The description to attach to the policy.

This parameter is only supported on versions of BIG-IP >= 12.1.0. On earlier versions it is simply ignored.

name

string / required

The name of the policy to create.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

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)

rules

list / elements=string

Specifies a list of rules you want associated with this policy. The order of this list is the order they will be evaluated by BIG-IP. If the specified rules do not exist (for example when creating a new policy), they will be created.

Rules specified here, if they do not exist, will be created with “default deny” behavior. It is expected that you follow-up after this module with the actual configuration for these rules.

The bigip_firewall_rule module can also be used to create and edit existing and new rules.

state

string

When state is present, ensures the policy exists.

When state is absent, ensures the policy is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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 basic policy with some rule stubs
  bigip_firewall_policy:
    name: foo
    rules:
      - rule1
      - rule2
      - rule3
    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

description

string

The new description of the policy.

Returned: changed

Sample: “My firewall policy”

rules

list / elements=string

The list of rules, in the order that they are evaluated, on the device.

Returned: changed

Sample: [“rule1”, “rule2”, “rule3”]

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)