f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_policy_rule – Manage LTM policy rules on a BIG-IP

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_policy_rule.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • This module will manage LTM policy rules on a BIG-IP.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • BIG-IP >= v12.1.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
actions
list / elements=dictionary
The actions that you want the policy rule to perform.
The available attributes vary by the action, however, each action requires that a type be specified.
These conditions can be specified in any order. Despite them being a list, the BIG-IP does not treat their order as anything special.
asm_policy
string
ASM policy to enable.
This parameter is only valid with the enable type.
cookie_expiry
integer
added in 1.1.0 of f5networks.f5_modules
Optional argument, specifying the time for which the session will be persisted.
This parameter is only valid with the persist type.
cookie_insert
string
added in 1.1.0 of f5networks.f5_modules
Cookie name to persist on.
This parameter is only valid with the persist type.
event
string
Events on which actions such as reset can be triggered.
With set_variable action, it is used for specifying action event such as request or response.
expression
string
A tcl expression used with set_variable action.
location
string
The new URL for which a redirect response will be sent.
A Tcl command substitution can be used for this field.
node
string
added in 1.2.0 of f5networks.f5_modules
Node that you want to forward traffic to.
This parameter is only valid with the forward type.
pool
string
Pool that you want to forward traffic to.
This parameter is only valid with the forward type.
type
string / required
    Choices:
  • forward
  • enable
  • ignore
  • redirect
  • reset
  • persist
  • set_variable
The action type. This value controls what below options are required.
When type is forward, will associate a given pool, or virtual, or node with this rule.
When type is enable, will associate a given asm_policy with this rule.
When type is ignore, will remove all existing actions from this rule.
When type is redirect, will redirect an HTTP request to a different URL.
When type is reset, will reset the connection upon event.
When type is persist, will associate cookie_insert and cookie_expiry with this rule.
When type is set_variable, will set variable based on evaluated Tcl expression based on event.
variable_name
string
Variable name used with set_variable action.
virtual
string
Virtual Server that you want to forward traffic to.
This parameter is only valid with the forward type.
conditions
list / elements=dictionary
A list of attributes that describe the condition.
See suboptions for details on how to construct each list entry.
The ordering of this list is important, the module will ensure the order is kept when modifying the task.
The suboption options listed below are not required for all condition types, read the description for more details.
These conditions can be specified in any order. Despite them being a list, the BIG-IP does not treat their order as anything special.
event
string
Events on which conditions such as SSL Extension can be triggered.
host_begins_with_any
string
A list of strings of characters that the HTTP Host should start with.
This parameter is only valid with the http_host type.
host_is_any
string
A list of strings of characters that the HTTP Host should match.
This parameter is only valid with the http_host type.
host_is_not_any
string
A list of strings of characters that the HTTP Host should not match.
This parameter is only valid with the http_host type.
path_begins_with_any
string
A list of strings of characters that the HTTP URI should start with.
This parameter is only valid with the http_uri type.
server_name_is_any
string
A list of strings of characters that the SSL Extension should match.
This parameter is only valid with the ssl_extension type.
type
string / required
    Choices:
  • http_uri
  • all_traffic
  • http_host
  • ssl_extension
The condition type. This value controls what below options are required.
When type is http_uri, will associate a given path_begins_with_any list of strings with which the HTTP URI should begin with. Any item in the list will provide a match.
When type is all_traffic, will remove all existing conditions from this rule.
description
string
Description of the policy rule.
name
string / required
The name of the rule.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
policy
string / required
The name of the policy that you want to associate this rule with.
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 present, ensures that the key is uploaded to the device. When absent, ensures that the key is removed from the device. If the key is currently in use, the module will not be able to remove the key.

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 policies
  bigip_policy:
    name: Policy-Foo
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add a rule to the new policy
  bigip_policy_rule:
    policy: Policy-Foo
    name: rule3
    conditions:
      - type: http_uri
        path_begins_with_any: /ABC
    actions:
      - type: forward
        pool: pool-svrs
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add multiple rules to the new policy
  bigip_policy_rule:
    policy: Policy-Foo
    name: "{{ item.name }}"
    conditions: "{{ item.conditions }}"
    actions: "{{ item.actions }}"
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop:
    - name: rule1
      actions:
        - type: forward
          pool: pool-svrs
      conditions:
        - type: http_uri
          path_begins_with_any: /euro
    - name: rule2
      actions:
        - type: forward
          pool: pool-svrs
      conditions:
        - type: http_uri
          path_begins_with_any: /HomePage/
    - name: rule3
      actions:
        - type: set_variable
          variable_name: user-agent
          expression: tcl:[HTTP::header User-Agent]
          event: request
      conditions:
        - type: http_uri
          path_begins_with_any: /HomePage/

- name: Remove all rules and confitions from the rule
  bigip_policy_rule:
    policy: Policy-Foo
    name: rule1
    conditions:
      - type: all_traffic
    actions:
      - type: ignore
    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
actions
complex
changed
The new list of actions applied to the rule

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
 
pool
string
changed
Pool for forward to

Sample:
foo-pool
 
type
string
changed
The action type

Sample:
forward
conditions
complex
changed
The new list of conditions applied to the rule.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
 
path_begins_with_any
list / elements=string
changed
List of strings that the URI begins with.

Sample:
['foo', 'bar']
 
type
string
changed
The condition type.

Sample:
http_uri
description
string
changed
The new description of the rule.

Sample:
My rule


Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

  • Greg Crosby (@crosbygw)

  • Nitin Khanna (@nitinthewiz)

  • Andrey Kashcheev (@andreykashcheev)