f5networks.f5_modules.bigiq_application_https_waf module – Manages BIG-IQ HTTPS WAF applications

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.bigiq_application_https_waf.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IQ applications used for load balancing an HTTPS application on port 443 with a Web Application Firewall (WAF) using an ASM (Application Security Manager) Rapid Deployment policy.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

add_analytics

boolean

Collects statistics of the BIG-IP that the application is deployed to.

This parameter is only relevant when specifying a service_environment which is a BIG-IP; not an SSG.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

client_ssl_profile

dictionary

Specifies the SSL profile for managing client-side SSL traffic.

cert_key_chain

any

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/passphrase combination.

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.

When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is inherit.

cert

string

Specifies a cert name for use.

chain

string

Specifies a certificate chain that is relevant to the certificate and key.

This key is optional.

key

string

Specifies a key name.

passphrase

string

Contains the passphrase of the key file, should it require one.

Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device.

name

string

The name of the client SSL profile to created and used.

When creating a new application, if this value is not specified, the default value of clientssl will be used.

Default: "clientssl"

description

string

Description of the application.

domain_names

list / elements=string

Specifies host names that are used to access the web application that this security policy protects.

When creating a new application, this parameter is required.

inbound_virtual

dictionary

Settings to configure the virtual which receives the inbound connection.

This virtual is used to host the HTTPS endpoint of the application.

Traffic destined to the redirect_virtual is offloaded to this parameter to ensure proper redirection from insecure to secure occurs.

address

string / required

Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.

This parameter is required when creating a new application.

netmask

string / required

Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.

This parameter is required when creating a new application.

port

string

The port on which the virtual listens for connections.

When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is 443.

Default: "443"

name

string / required

Name of the new application.

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)

redirect_virtual

dictionary

Settings to configure the virtual which receives the connection to be redirected.

This virtual is used to host the HTTP endpoint of the application.

Traffic destined to this parameter is offloaded to the inbound_virtual parameter to ensure proper redirection from insecure to secure occurs.

address

string / required

Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.

This parameter is required when creating a new application.

netmask

string / required

Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.

This parameter is required when creating a new application.

port

string

The port on which the virtual listens for connections.

When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of 80 will be used.

Default: "80"

servers

list / elements=dictionary

A list of servers on which the application is hosted.

If you are familiar with other BIG-IP settings, you might also refer to this list as the list of pool members.

When creating a new application, at least one server is required.

address

string / required

The IP address of the server.

port

string

The port of the server.

Default: "80"

service_environment

string

Specifies the name of service environment the application will be deployed to.

When creating a new application, this parameter is required.

state

string

The state of the resource on the system.

When present, guarantees the resource exists with the provided attributes.

When absent, removes the resource from the system.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

wait

boolean

If the module should wait for the application to be created, deleted, or updated.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • This module does not work on BIG-IQ version 6.1.x or greater.

  • 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: Load balance an HTTPS application on port 443 with a WAF using ASM
  bigiq_application_https_waf:
    name: my-app
    description: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS via WAF
    service_environment: my-ssg
    servers:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
        port: 8080
      - address: 5.6.7.8
        port: 8080
    inbound_virtual:
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 443
    redirect_virtual:
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 80
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

description

string

The new description of the application of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: "My application"

inbound_virtual_destination

string

The destination of the virtual that was created.

Returned: changed

Sample: "6.7.8.9"

inbound_virtual_netmask

string

The network mask of the provided inbound destination.

Returned: changed

Sample: "255.255.255.0"

inbound_virtual_port

integer

The port on which the inbound virtual address listens.

Returned: changed

Sample: 80

servers

complex

List of servers, and their ports, that make up the application.

Returned: changed

Sample: "hash/dictionary of values"

address

string

The IP address of the server.

Returned: changed

Sample: "2.3.4.5"

port

integer

The port on which the server listens.

Returned: changed

Sample: 8080

service_environment

string

The environment to which the service was deployed.

Returned: changed

Sample: "my-ssg1"

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)