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 4.0.0).

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 vyos.vyos.

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

New in vyos.vyos 1.0.0

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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

  • Tested against VyOS 1.1.8 (helium).

  • This module works with connection ansible.netcommon.network_cli. See the VyOS OS Platform Options.

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the :ref:`Ansible Network Guide <network_guide>`

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)