vyos.vyos.vyos_user module – Manage the collection of local users on VyOS device

Note

This module is part of the vyos.vyos collection (version 3.0.1).

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 vyos.vyos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: vyos.vyos.vyos_user.

New in version 1.0.0: of vyos.vyos

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of the local usernames configured on network devices. It allows playbooks to manage either individual usernames or the collection of usernames in the current running config. It also supports purging usernames from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

aliases: users, collection

list / elements=dictionary

The set of username objects to be configured on the remote VyOS device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the VyOS device. The password needs to be provided in clear and it will be encrypted on the device. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.

full_name

string

The full_name argument provides the full name of the user account to be created on the remote device. This argument accepts any text string value.

level

aliases: role

string

The level argument configures the level of the user when logged into the system. This argument accepts string values admin or operator.

name

string / required

The username to be configured on the VyOS device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument. Please note that this option is not same as provider username.

state

string

Configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • on_create

  • always

configured_password

string

The password to be configured on the VyOS device. The password needs to be provided in clear and it will be encrypted on the device. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.

full_name

string

The full_name argument provides the full name of the user account to be created on the remote device. This argument accepts any text string value.

level

aliases: role

string

The level argument configures the level of the user when logged into the system. This argument accepts string values admin or operator.

name

string

The username to be configured on the VyOS device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument. Please note that this option is not same as provider username.

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

For more information please see the Network Guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

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.

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

purge

boolean

Instructs the module to consider the resource definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured usernames on the device with the exception of the admin user (the current defined set of users).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

Configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

update_password

string

Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Choices:

  • on_create

  • always ← (default)

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: create a new user
  vyos.vyos.vyos_user:
    name: ansible
    configured_password: password
    state: present
- name: remove all users except admin
  vyos.vyos.vyos_user:
    purge: yes
- name: set multiple users to level operator
  vyos.vyos.vyos_user:
    aggregate:
    - name: netop
    - name: netend
    level: operator
    state: present
- name: Change Password for User netop
  vyos.vyos.vyos_user:
    name: netop
    configured_password: '{{ new_password }}'
    update_password: always
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“set system login user test level operator”, “set system login user authentication plaintext-password password”]

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)