f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_profile_client_ssl module – Manages client SSL profiles 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_profile_client_ssl.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages client SSL profiles on a BIG-IP device.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

advertised_cert_authority

string

Specifies the CAs the system advertises to clients is being trusted by the profile.

allow_expired_crl

boolean

Instructs the system to use the specified CRL file even if it has expired.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

allow_non_ssl

boolean

Enables or disables acceptance of non-SSL connections.

When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

cache_size

integer

added in 1.0.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

Specifies the number of sessions in the SSL session cache.

The valid value range is between 0 and 4194304 inclusive.

When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.

cache_timeout

integer

added in 1.0.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

Specifies the timeout value in seconds of the SSL session cache entries.

Acceptable values are between 0 and 86400 inclusive.

When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.

cert_auth_depth

integer

Specifies the maximum number of certificates to be traversed in a client certificate chain.

cert_key_chain

list / elements=dictionary

One or more certificates and keys to associate with the SSL profile. This option is always a list. The keys in the list dictate the details of the client/key/chain combination. Note that BIG-IPs can only have one of each type of each certificate/key type. This means you can only have one RSA, one DSA, and one ECDSA per profile. If you attempt to assign two RSA, DSA, or ECDSA certificate/key combo, the device rejects it.

This list is a complex list that specifies a number of keys.

cert

string / required

Specifies a certificate name for use.

chain

string

Contains a certificate chain relevant to the certificate and key mentioned previously.

This key is optional.

key

string / required

Contains a key name.

passphrase

string

Contains the passphrase of the key file, if required.

Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device. Therefore, there is no way to compare them when updating a client SSL profile. Due to this, if you specify a passphrase, this module will always register a changed event.

true_names

boolean

added in 1.1.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

When yes, the module will not append .crt and .key extensions to the given certificate and key names.

When no, the module will append .crt and .key extensions to the given certificate and key names.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

cipher_group

string

added in 1.2.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

Specifies the cipher group to assign to this profile.

When the ciphers parameter is in use, the cipher_group must be set to either none or ''.

When creating a new profile with cipher_group, if the parent profile has ciphers set by default, the cipher parameter must be set to none or '' during creation.

The parameter only works on TMOS version 13.x and later.

ciphers

string

Specifies the list of ciphers the system supports.

When the cipher_group parameter is in use, the ciphers parameter needs to be set to either none or ''.

client_auth_crl

string

Specifies the name of a file containing a list of revoked client certificates.

client_auth_frequency

string

Specifies the frequency of client authentication for an SSL session.

When once, specifies the system authenticates the client once for an SSL session.

When always, specifies the system authenticates the client once for an SSL session and also upon reuse of that session.

Choices:

  • once

  • always

client_certificate

string

Specifies the way the system handles client certificates.

When ignore, specifies the system ignores certificates from client systems.

When require, specifies the system requires a client to present a valid certificate.

When request, specifies the system requests a valid certificate from a client but always authenticate the client.

Choices:

  • ignore

  • require

  • request

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the profile.

options

list / elements=string

Options the system uses for SSL processing in the form of a list. When creating a new profile, the list is provided by the parent profile.

When '' or none, all options for SSL processing are disabled.

Choices:

  • netscape-reuse-cipher-change-bug

  • microsoft-big-sslv3-buffer

  • msie-sslv2-rsa-padding

  • ssleay-080-client-dh-bug

  • tls-d5-bug

  • tls-block-padding-bug

  • dont-insert-empty-fragments

  • no-ssl

  • no-dtls

  • no-session-resumption-on-renegotiation

  • no-tlsv1.1

  • no-tlsv1.2

  • no-tlsv1.3

  • single-dh-use

  • ephemeral-rsa

  • cipher-server-preference

  • tls-rollback-bug

  • no-sslv2

  • no-sslv3

  • no-tls

  • no-tlsv1

  • pkcs1-check-1

  • pkcs1-check-2

  • netscape-ca-dn-bug

  • netscape-demo-cipher-change-bug

  • none

parent

string

The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the clientssl parent on the Common partition.

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)

renegotiation

boolean

Enables or disables SSL renegotiation.

When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

retain_certificate

boolean

When yes, the client certificate is retained in SSL session.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

secure_renegotiation

string

Specifies the method of secure renegotiations for SSL connections. When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

When request, the system requests secure renegotiation of SSL connections.

require is a default setting and when set, the system permits initial SSL handshakes from clients, but terminates renegotiations from unpatched clients.

With the require-strict setting, the system requires strict renegotiation of SSL connections. In this mode, the system refuses connections to insecure servers, and terminates existing SSL connections to insecure servers.

Choices:

  • require

  • require-strict

  • request

server_name

string

Specifies the fully qualified DNS hostname of the server used in Server Name Indication communications. When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

The server name can also be a wildcard string containing the asterisk * character.

sni_default

boolean

Indicates the system uses this profile as the default SSL profile when there is no match to the server name, or when the client provides no SNI extension support.

When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

There can be only one SSL profile with this setting enabled.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

sni_require

boolean

Requires the network peers also provide SNI support. This setting only takes effect when sni_default is set to true.

When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

When present, ensures the profile exists.

When absent, ensures the profile is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

strict_resume

boolean

Enables or disables the resumption of SSL sessions after an unclean shutdown.

When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

trusted_cert_authority

string

Specifies a client CA the system trusts.

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12

  • 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 client SSL profile
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific ciphers
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    ciphers: "!SSLv3:!SSLv2:ECDHE+AES-GCM+SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-CBC-SHA"
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific cipher group
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    ciphers: "none"
    cipher_group: "/Common/f5-secure"
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific SSL options
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    options:
      - no-sslv2
      - no-sslv3
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile require secure renegotiation
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    secure_renegotiation: request
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a client SSL profile with a cert/key/chain setting
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    cert_key_chain:
      - cert: bigip_ssl_cert1
        key: bigip_ssl_key1
        chain: bigip_ssl_cert1
    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

Description

allow_non_ssl

boolean

Acceptance of non-SSL connections.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

cache_size

integer

Specifies the number of sessions in the SSL session cache.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2000

cache_timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout value in seconds of the SSL session cache entries.

Returned: changed

Sample: 1800

cipher_group

string

The cipher group applied to the profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/f5-secure”

ciphers

string

The ciphers applied to the profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: “!SSLv3:!SSLv2:ECDHE+AES-GCM+SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-CBC-SHA”

options

list / elements=string

The list of options for SSL processing.

Returned: changed

Sample: [“no-sslv2”, “no-sslv3”]

renegotiation

boolean

Renegotiation of SSL sessions.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

secure_renegotiation

string

The method of secure SSL renegotiation.

Returned: changed

Sample: “request”

strict_resume

boolean

Resumption of SSL sessions after an unclean shutdown.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)