netapp.ontap.na_ontap_file_directory_policy module – NetApp ONTAP create, delete, or modify vserver security file-directory policy

Note

This module is part of the netapp.ontap collection (version 21.23.0).

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 netapp.ontap.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netapp.ontap.na_ontap_file_directory_policy.

New in version 20.8.0: of netapp.ontap

Synopsis

  • Create, modify, or destroy vserver security file-directory policy

  • Add or remove task from policy.

  • Each time a policy/task is created/modified, automatically apply policy to vserver.

Requirements

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

  • Ansible 2.9 or later - 2.12 or later is recommended.

  • Python3 - 3.9 or later is recommended.

  • When using ZAPI, netapp-lib 2018.11.13 or later (install using ‘pip install netapp-lib’), netapp-lib 2020.3.12 is strongly recommended as it provides better error reporting for connection issues

  • a physical or virtual clustered Data ONTAP system, the modules support Data ONTAP 9.1 and onward, REST support requires ONTAP 9.6 or later

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_control

string

Specifies the access control of task to be applied.

Choices:

  • file_directory

  • slag

cert_filepath

string

added in 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap

path to SSL client cert file (.pem).

not supported with python 2.6.

feature_flags

dictionary

added in 20.5.0 of netapp.ontap

Enable or disable a new feature.

This can be used to enable an experimental feature or disable a new feature that breaks backward compatibility.

Supported keys and values are subject to change without notice. Unknown keys are ignored.

force_ontap_version

string

added in 21.23.0 of netapp.ontap

Override the cluster ONTAP version when using REST.

The behavior is undefined if the version does not match the target cluster.

This is provided as a work-around when the cluster version cannot be read because of permission issues. See https://github.com/ansible-collections/netapp.ontap/wiki/Known-issues.

This should be in the form 9.10 or 9.10.1 with each element being an integer number.

When use_rest is set to auto, this may force a switch to ZAPI based on the version and platform capabilities.

Ignored with ZAPI.

hostname

string / required

The hostname or IP address of the ONTAP instance.

http_port

integer

Override the default port (80 or 443) with this port

https

boolean

Enable and disable https.

Ignored when using REST as only https is supported.

Ignored when using SSL certificate authentication as it requires SSL.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

boolean

Skip Broken Symlinks.

Options used when applying the policy to vserver.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

key_filepath

string

added in 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap

path to SSL client key file.

ntfs_mode

string

Specifies NTFS Propagation Mode.

Choices:

  • propagate

  • ignore

  • replace

ntfs_sd

list / elements=string

Specifies NTFS security descriptor identifier.

ontapi

integer

The ontap api version to use

password

aliases: pass

string

Password for the specified user.

path

string

Specifies the file or folder path of the task.

If path is specified and the policy which the task is adding to, does not exist, it will create the policy first then add the task to it.

If path is specified, delete operation only removes task from policy.

policy_name

string / required

Specifies the name of the policy.

security_type

string

Specifies the type of security.

Choices:

  • ntfs

  • nfsv4

state

string

Whether the specified policy or task should exist or not.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

use_rest

string

Whether to use REST or ZAPI.

always – will always use the REST API if the module supports REST. A warning is issued if the module does not support REST. An error is issued if a module option is not supported in REST.

never – will always use ZAPI if the module supports ZAPI. An error may be issued if a REST option is not supported in ZAPI.

auto – will try to use the REST API if the module supports REST and modules options are supported. Reverts to ZAPI otherwise.

Default: “auto”

username

aliases: user

string

This can be a Cluster-scoped or SVM-scoped account, depending on whether a Cluster-level or SVM-level API is required.

For more information, please read the documentation https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/nmsdk/9.4/.

Two authentication methods are supported

  1. basic authentication, using username and password,

  2. SSL certificate authentication, using a ssl client cert file, and optionally a private key file.

To use a certificate, the certificate must have been installed in the ONTAP cluster, and cert authentication must have been enabled.

validate_certs

boolean

If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to False used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vserver

string / required

Specifies the vserver for the policy.

Notes

Note

  • The modules prefixed with na_ontap are built to support the ONTAP storage platform.

  • https is enabled by default and recommended. To enable http on the cluster you must run the following commands ‘set -privilege advanced;’ ‘system services web modify -http-enabled true;’

Examples

- name: create policy
  na_ontap_file_directory_policy:
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    state: present
    vserver: ansible
    policy_name: file_policy
    ignore_broken_symlinks: false

- name: add task to existing file_policy
  na_ontap_file_directory_policy:
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    state: present
    vserver: ansible
    policy_name: file_policy
    path: /vol
    ntfs_sd: ansible_sd
    ntfs_mode: propagate

- name: delete task from file_policy.
  na_ontap_file_directory_policy:
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    state: absent
    vserver: ansible
    policy_name: file_policy
    path: /vol

- name: delete file_policy along with the tasks.
  na_ontap_file_directory_policy:
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    state: absent
    vserver: ansible
    policy_name: file_policy

Authors

  • NetApp Ansible Team (@carchi8py)