f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_remote_role module – Manage remote roles 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_remote_role.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages remote roles on a BIG-IP system. Remote roles are used in situations where user authentication is handled off-box. Local access control to the BIG-IP is controlled by the defined remote role, and authentication (and by extension, assignment to the role) is handled off-box.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

assigned_role

string

Specifies the authorization (level of access) for the account.

When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not provided, the default is none.

The partition_access parameter controls which partitions the account can access.

The role you choose may affect the partitions that one is allowed to specify. Specifically, roles such as administrator, auditor and resource-administrator require a partition_access of all.

A set of pre-existing roles ship with the system. They are none, guest, operator, application-editor, manager, certificate-manager, irule-manager, user-manager, resource-administrator, auditor, administrator, and firewall-manager.

attribute_string

string

Specifies the user account attributes saved in the group, in the format cn=, ou=, dc=.

When creating a new remote role, this parameter is required.

line_order

integer

Specifies the order of the line in the file /config/bigip/auth/remoterole.

The LDAP and Active Directory servers read this file line by line.

The order of the information is important; therefore, F5 recommends you set the first line at 1000. This allows you to insert lines before the first line in the future.

When creating a new remote role, this parameter is required.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the remote role.

partition_access

string

Specifies the accessible partitions for the account.

This parameter supports the reserved names all and Common, as well as specific partitions a user may access.

Users who have access to a partition can operate on objects in that partition, as determined by the permissions conferred by the user’s assigned_role.

When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not specified, the default is all.

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)

remote_access

boolean

Enables or disables remote access for the specified group of remotely authenticated users.

When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not specified, the default is yes.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

state

string

When present, guarantees the remote role exists.

When absent, removes the remote role from the system.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

terminal_access

string

Specifies terminal-based accessibility for remote accounts not already explicitly assigned a user role.

Common values for this include tmsh and none, but you can also specify custom values.

When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not specified, the default is none.

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 remote role
  bigip_remote_role:
    name: ldap_group
    line_order: 1
    attribute_string: memberOf=cn=ldap_group,cn=ldap.group,ou=ldap
    remote_access: yes
    assigned_role: administrator
    partition_access: all
    terminal_access: none
    state: present
    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

assigned_role

string

System role this remote role is associated with.

Returned: changed

Sample: "administrator"

attribute_string

string

The new attribute string of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: "memberOf=cn=ldap_group,cn=ldap.group,ou=ldap"

line_order

integer

Order of the remote role for LDAP and Active Directory servers.

Returned: changed

Sample: 1000

partition_access

string

Partition the role has access to.

Returned: changed

Sample: "all"

remote_access

boolean

Whether remote access is allowed or not.

Returned: changed

Sample: false

terminal_access

string

The terminal setting of the remote role.

Returned: changed

Sample: "tmsh"

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)