fortinet.fortios.fortios_json_generic module – Config Fortinet’s FortiOS and FortiGate with json generic method.

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.

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

New in version 2.0.0: of fortinet.fortios

Synopsis

  • This module is able to configure a FortiGate or FortiOS (FOS) device by allowing the user to set and modify json feature and generic category. Examples include all parameters and values need to be adjusted to datasources before usage. Tested with FOS v6.0.4

Requirements

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

  • fortiosapi>=0.9.8

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_token

string

Token-based authentication. Generated from GUI of Fortigate.

enable_log

boolean

Enable/Disable logging for task.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

json_generic

dictionary

json generic

dictbody

dictionary

Body with YAML list of key/value format

jsonbody

string

Body with JSON string format, will always give priority to jsonbody

method

string

HTTP methods

Choices:

  • GET

  • PUT

  • POST

  • DELETE

path

string

URL path, e.g./api/v2/cmdb/firewall/address

specialparams

string

Extra URL parameters, e.g.start=1&count=10

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

  • Requires fortiosapi library developed by Fortinet

  • Run as a local_action in your playbook

Examples

---
# host
# [fortigates]
# fortigate01 ansible_host=192.168.52.177 ansible_user="admin" ansible_password="admin"

# [fortigates:vars]
# ansible_network_os=fortinet.fortios.fortios

# sample1.yml
- 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: test add with string
    fortios_json_generic:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      json_generic:
        method: "POST"
        path: "/api/v2/cmdb/firewall/address"
        jsonbody: |
          {
          "name": "111",
          "type": "geography",
          "fqdn": "",
          "country": "AL",
          "comment": "ccc",
          "visibility": "enable",
          "associated-interface": "port1",
          "allow-routing": "disable"
          }
    register: info

  - name: display vars
    debug: msg="{{info}}"

# sample2.yml
- 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: test delete
    fortios_json_generic:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      json_generic:
        method: "DELETE"
        path: "/api/v2/cmdb/firewall/address/111"
    register: info

  - name: display vars
    debug: msg="{{info}}"

  - name: test add with dict
    fortios_json_generic:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      json_generic:
        method: "POST"
        path: "/api/v2/cmdb/firewall/address"
        dictbody:
          name: "111"
          type: "geography"
          fqdn: ""
          country: "AL"
          comment: "ccc"
          visibility: "enable"
          associated-interface: "port1"
          allow-routing: "disable"
    register: info

  - name: display vars
    debug: msg="{{info}}"

  - name: test delete
    fortios_json_generic:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      json_generic:
        method: "DELETE"
        path: "/api/v2/cmdb/firewall/address/111"
    register: info

  - name: display vars
    debug: msg="{{info}}"

  - name: test add with string
    fortios_json_generic:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      json_generic:
        method: "POST"
        path: "/api/v2/cmdb/firewall/address"
        jsonbody: |
          {
          "name": "111",
          "type": "geography",
          "fqdn": "",
          "country": "AL",
          "comment": "ccc",
          "visibility": "enable",
          "associated-interface": "port1",
          "allow-routing": "disable"
          }
    register: info

  - name: display vars
    debug: msg="{{info}}"

  - name: test speical params
    fortios_json_generic:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      json_generic:
        method: "PUT"
        path: "/api/v2/cmdb/firewall/policy/1"
        specialparams: "action=move&after=2"
    register: info

  - name: display vars
    debug: msg="{{info}}"

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

  • Frank Shen (@frankshen01)

  • Hongbin Lu (@fgtdev-hblu)