fortinet.fortios.fortios_ips_global module – Configure IPS global parameter in Fortinet’s FortiOS and FortiGate.

Note

This module is part of the fortinet.fortios collection (version 2.1.7).

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 fortinet.fortios. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: fortinet.fortios.fortios_ips_global.

New in fortinet.fortios 2.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module is able to configure a FortiGate or FortiOS (FOS) device by allowing the user to set and modify ips feature and global category. Examples include all parameters and values need to be adjusted to datasources before usage. Tested with FOS v6.0.0

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ansible>=2.9

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_token

string

Token-based authentication. Generated from GUI of Fortigate.

enable_log

boolean

Enable/Disable logging for task.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

ips_global

dictionary

Configure IPS global parameter.

anomaly_mode

string

Global blocking mode for rate-based anomalies.

Choices:

  • "periodical"

  • "continuous"

cp_accel_mode

string

IPS Pattern matching acceleration/offloading to CPx processors.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "basic"

  • "advanced"

database

string

Regular or extended IPS database. Regular protects against the latest common and in-the-wild attacks. Extended includes protection from legacy attacks.

Choices:

  • "regular"

  • "extended"

deep_app_insp_db_limit

integer

Limit on number of entries in deep application inspection database (1 - 2147483647, use recommended setting = 0).

deep_app_insp_timeout

integer

Timeout for Deep application inspection (1 - 2147483647 sec., 0 = use recommended setting).

engine_count

integer

Number of IPS engines running. If set to the default value of 0, FortiOS sets the number to optimize performance depending on the number of CPU cores.

exclude_signatures

string

Excluded signatures.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "industrial"

fail_open

string

Enable to allow traffic if the IPS buffer is full. Default is disable and IPS traffic is blocked when the IPS buffer is full.

Choices:

  • "enable"

  • "disable"

intelligent_mode

string

Enable/disable IPS adaptive scanning (intelligent mode). Intelligent mode optimizes the scanning method for the type of traffic.

Choices:

  • "enable"

  • "disable"

ips_reserve_cpu

string

Enable/disable IPS daemon”s use of CPUs other than CPU 0

Choices:

  • "disable"

  • "enable"

ngfw_max_scan_range

integer

NGFW policy-mode app detection threshold.

np_accel_mode

string

Acceleration mode for IPS processing by NPx processors.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "basic"

packet_log_queue_depth

integer

Packet/pcap log queue depth per IPS engine.

session_limit_mode

string

Method of counting concurrent sessions used by session limit anomalies. Choose between greater accuracy (accurate) or improved performance (heuristics).

Choices:

  • "accurate"

  • "heuristic"

skype_client_public_ipaddr

string

Public IP addresses of your network that receive Skype sessions. Helps identify Skype sessions. Separate IP addresses with commas.

socket_size

integer

IPS socket buffer size. Max and default value depend on available memory. Can be changed to tune performance.

sync_session_ttl

string

Enable/disable use of kernel session TTL for IPS sessions.

Choices:

  • "enable"

  • "disable"

tls_active_probe

dictionary

TLS active probe configuration.

interface

string

Specify outgoing interface to reach server. Source system.interface.name.

interface_select_method

string

Specify how to select outgoing interface to reach server.

Choices:

  • "auto"

  • "sdwan"

  • "specify"

source_ip

string

Source IP address used for TLS active probe.

source_ip6

string

Source IPv6 address used for TLS active probe.

vdom

string

Virtual domain name for TLS active probe. Source system.vdom.name.

traffic_submit

string

Enable/disable submitting attack data found by this FortiGate to FortiGuard.

Choices:

  • "enable"

  • "disable"

member_path

string

Member attribute path to operate on.

Delimited by a slash character if there are more than one attribute.

Parameter marked with member_path is legitimate for doing member operation.

member_state

string

Add or delete a member under specified attribute path.

When member_state is specified, the state option is ignored.

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

vdom

string

Virtual domain, among those defined previously. A vdom is a virtual instance of the FortiGate that can be configured and used as a different unit.

Default: "root"

Notes

Note

  • Legacy fortiosapi has been deprecated, httpapi is the preferred way to run playbooks

Examples

- hosts: fortigates
  collections:
    - fortinet.fortios
  connection: httpapi
  vars:
   vdom: "root"
   ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: yes
   ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: no
   ansible_httpapi_port: 443
  tasks:
  - name: Configure IPS global parameter.
    fortios_ips_global:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      ips_global:
        anomaly_mode: "periodical"
        cp_accel_mode: "none"
        database: "regular"
        deep_app_insp_db_limit: "6"
        deep_app_insp_timeout: "7"
        engine_count: "8"
        exclude_signatures: "none"
        fail_open: "enable"
        intelligent_mode: "enable"
        ips_reserve_cpu: "disable"
        ngfw_max_scan_range: "13"
        np_accel_mode: "none"
        packet_log_queue_depth: "15"
        session_limit_mode: "accurate"
        skype_client_public_ipaddr: "<your_own_value>"
        socket_size: "18"
        sync_session_ttl: "enable"
        tls_active_probe:
            interface: "<your_own_value> (source system.interface.name)"
            interface_select_method: "auto"
            source_ip: "84.230.14.43"
            source_ip6: "<your_own_value>"
            vdom: "<your_own_value> (source system.vdom.name)"
        traffic_submit: "enable"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

build

string

Build number of the fortigate image

Returned: always

Sample: "1547"

http_method

string

Last method used to provision the content into FortiGate

Returned: always

Sample: "PUT"

http_status

string

Last result given by FortiGate on last operation applied

Returned: always

Sample: "200"

mkey

string

Master key (id) used in the last call to FortiGate

Returned: success

Sample: "id"

name

string

Name of the table used to fulfill the request

Returned: always

Sample: "urlfilter"

path

string

Path of the table used to fulfill the request

Returned: always

Sample: "webfilter"

revision

string

Internal revision number

Returned: always

Sample: "17.0.2.10658"

serial

string

Serial number of the unit

Returned: always

Sample: "FGVMEVYYQT3AB5352"

status

string

Indication of the operation’s result

Returned: always

Sample: "success"

vdom

string

Virtual domain used

Returned: always

Sample: "root"

version

string

Version of the FortiGate

Returned: always

Sample: "v5.6.3"

Authors

  • Link Zheng (@chillancezen)

  • Jie Xue (@JieX19)

  • Hongbin Lu (@fgtdev-hblu)

  • Frank Shen (@frankshen01)

  • Miguel Angel Munoz (@mamunozgonzalez)

  • Nicolas Thomas (@thomnico)