f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_profile_server_ssl module – Manages server SSL profiles 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_profile_server_ssl.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages server SSL profiles on a BIG-IP system.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

certificate

string

Specifies the name of the certificate the system uses for server-side SSL processing.

chain

string

Specifies the certificates-key chain to associate with the SSL profile.

cipher_group

string

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.12.0

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 creating a new profile, the default cipher list is provided by the parent profile.

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

key

string

Specifies the file name of the SSL key.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the profile.

ocsp_profile

string

Specifies the name of the OCSP profile for purpose of validating the status of server certificate.

parent

string

The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed.

Default: "/Common/serverssl"

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

passphrase

string

Specifies a passphrase used to encrypt the key.

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)

renegotiation

boolean

Enables or disables SSL renegotiation.

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

Choices:

  • false

  • true

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 is set, 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_certificate

string

Specifies the way the system handles server certificates.

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

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

Choices:

  • "ignore"

  • "require"

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.

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:

  • false

  • true

sni_require

boolean

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

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

Choices:

  • false

  • true

state

string

When present, ensures the profile exists.

When absent, ensures the profile is removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

update_password

string

always allows users to update passwords if they choose to do so. on_create only sets the password for newly created profiles.

Choices:

  • "always" ← (default)

  • "on_create"

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 new server SSL profile
  bigip_profile_server_ssl:
    name: foo
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create server SSL profile with specific cipher group
  bigip_profile_server_ssl:
    state: present
    name: foo_group
    ciphers: "none"
    cipher_group: "/Common/f5-secure"
    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

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"

renegotiation

boolean

Renegotiation of SSL sessions.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

secure_renegotiation

string

The method of secure SSL renegotiation.

Returned: changed

Sample: "request"

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)