f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_ipsec_policy module – Manage IPSec policies on a BIG-IP

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_ipsec_policy.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manage IPSec policies on a BIG-IP device.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_algorithm

string

Specifies the algorithm to use for IKE authentication.

Choices:

  • "sha1"

  • "sha256"

  • "sha384"

  • "sha512"

  • "aes-gcm128"

  • "aes-gcm192"

  • "aes-gcm256"

  • "aes-gmac128"

  • "aes-gmac192"

  • "aes-gmac256"

description

string

Description of the policy

encrypt_algorithm

string

Specifies the algorithm to use for IKE encryption.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "3des"

  • "aes128"

  • "aes192"

  • "aes256"

  • "aes-gmac256"

  • "aes-gmac192"

  • "aes-gmac128"

  • "aes-gcm256"

  • "aes-gcm192"

  • "aes-gcm256"

  • "aes-gcm128"

ipcomp

string

Specifies whether to use IPComp encapsulation.

When none, specifies IPComp is disabled.

When deflate, specifies IPComp is enabled and uses the Deflate compression algorithm.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "null"

  • "deflate"

ipv4_interface

boolean

When mode is interface, indicates if the IPv4 any address should be used. By default BIG-IP assumes any6 address for tunnel addresses when mode is interface.

This option takes effect only when mode is set to interface.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

kb_lifetime

integer

Specifies the length of time before the IKE security association, in kilobytes. expires.

lifetime

integer

Specifies the length of time before the IKE security association expires, in minutes.

mode

string

Specifies the processing mode.

When transport, specifies a mode that encapsulates only the payload (adding an ESP header, trailer, and authentication tag).

When tunnel, specifies a mode that includes encapsulation of the header as well as the payload (adding a new IP header, in addition to adding an ESP header, trailer, and authentication tag). If you select this option, you must also provide IP addresses for the local and remote endpoints of the IPsec tunnel.

When isession, specifies the use of iSession over an IPsec tunnel. To use this option, you must also configure the iSession endpoints with IPsec in the Acceleration section of the user interface.

When interface, specifies the IPsec policy can be used in the tunnel profile for network interfaces.

Choices:

  • "transport"

  • "interface"

  • "isession"

  • "tunnel"

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the IPSec policy.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

perfect_forward_secrecy

string

Specifies the Diffie-Hellman group to use for IKE Phase 2 negotiation.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "modp768"

  • "modp1024"

  • "modp1536"

  • "modp2048"

  • "modp3072"

  • "modp4096"

  • "modp6144"

  • "modp8192"

protocol

string

Specifies the IPsec protocol.

Options include ESP (Encapsulating Security Protocol) or AH (Authentication Header).

Choices:

  • "esp"

  • "ah"

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)

route_domain

integer

Specifies the route domain, when interface is selected for the mode setting.

state

string

When present, ensures the resource exists.

When absent, ensures the resource is removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tunnel_local_address

string

Specifies the local endpoint IP address of the IPsec tunnel.

This parameter is only valid when mode is tunnel.

tunnel_remote_address

string

Specifies the remote endpoint IP address of the IPsec tunnel.

This parameter is only valid when mode is tunnel.

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 IPSec policy
  bigip_ipsec_policy:
    name: policy1
    mode: tunnel
    tunnel_local_address: 1.1.1.1
    tunnel_remote_address: 2.2.2.
    auth_algorithm: sha1
    encrypt_algorithm: 3des
    protocol: esp
    perfect_forward_secrecy: modp1024
    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

auth_algorithm

string

The new IKE Phase 2 Authentication Algorithm value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "sha512"

description

string

The new description value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "My policy"

encrypt_algorithm

string

The new IKE Phase 2 Encryption Algorithm value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "aes256"

ipcomp

string

The new IKE Phase 2 IPComp value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "deflate"

kb_lifetime

integer

The new IKE Phase 2 KB Lifetime value.

Returned: changed

Sample: 0

lifetime

integer

The new IKE Phase 2 Lifetime value.

Returned: changed

Sample: 1440

mode

string

The new Mode value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "tunnel"

perfect_forward_secrecy

string

The new IKE Phase 2 Perfect Forward Secrecy value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "modp2048"

protocol

string

The new IPsec Protocol value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "ah"

route_domain

integer

The new Route Domain value when in Tunnel mode.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2

tunnel_local_address

string

The new Tunnel Local Address value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "1.2.2.1"

tunnel_remote_address

string

The new Tunnel Remote Address value.

Returned: changed

Sample: "2.1.1.2"

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)