f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_ssl_csr module – Create SSL CSR files on the 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_ssl_csr.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.3.0

Synopsis

  • This module will create SSL CSR files on a BIG-IP. CSRs require an associated SSL key to pre-exist on the BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

common_name

string

The certificate common name.

dest

path / required

Destination on your local filesystem when you want to save the CSR file.

force

boolean

If no, the file will only be transferred if the destination does not exist.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

key_name

string

The SSL key to be used to generate the CSR.

name

string / required

The name of the CSR file.

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)

state

string

When present, ensures the resource exists.

When absent, ensures the resource does not exist.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

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 an SSL csr
  bigip_ssl_csr:
    name: csr-name
    key_name: key-name
    common_name: csr-name
    dest: /tmp/csr-name
    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

common_name

string

The common name of the CSR file.

Returned: created

Sample: "csr-name"

csr_name

string

The name of the CSR file.

Returned: created

Sample: "csr-name"

Authors

  • Nitin Khanna (@nitinthewiz)