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aci_aaa_user - Manage AAA users (aaa:User)

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage AAA users on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Requirements

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

  • python-dateutil

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aaa_password
The password of the locally-authenticated user.
aaa_password_lifetime
int
The lifetime of the locally-authenticated user password.
aaa_password_update_required
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether this account needs password update.
aaa_user
The name of the locally-authenticated user user to add.

aliases: name, user
certificate_name
The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.
It defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.

aliases: cert_name
clear_password_history
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to clear the password history of a locally-authenticated user.
description
Description for the AAA user.

aliases: descr
email
The email address of the locally-authenticated user.
enabled
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
The status of the locally-authenticated user account.
expiration
The expiration date of the locally-authenticated user account.
expires
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to enable an expiration date for the locally-authenticated user account.
first_name
The first name of the locally-authenticated user.
host
required
IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

aliases: hostname
last_name
The last name of the locally-authenticated user.
output_level
    Choices:
  • debug
  • info
  • normal ←
Influence the output of this ACI module.
normal means the standard output, incl. current dict
info adds informational output, incl. previous, proposed and sent dicts
debug adds debugging output, incl. filter_string, method, response, status and url information
password
required
The password to use for authentication.
This option is mutual exclusive with private_key. If private_key is provided too, it will be used instead.
phone
The phone number of the locally-authenticated user.
port
Port number to be used for REST connection.
The default value depends on parameter `use_ssl`.
private_key
required
PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for signature-based authentication.
The name of the key (without extension) is used as the certificate name in ACI, unless certificate_name is specified.
This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

aliases: cert_key
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.
timeout
int
Default:
30
The socket level timeout in seconds.
use_proxy
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
use_ssl
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username Default:
admin
The username to use for authentication.

aliases: user
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • This module is not idempotent when aaa_password is being used (even if that password was already set identically). This appears to be an inconsistency wrt. the idempotent nature of the APIC REST API. The vendor has been informed.
  • More information in the ACI documentation.
  • More information about the internal APIC class aaa:User from the APIC Management Information Model reference.
  • Please read the Cisco ACI Guide for more detailed information on how to manage your ACI infrastructure using Ansible.

Examples

- name: Add a user
  aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    aaa_user: dag
    aaa_password: AnotherSecretPassword
    expiration: never
    expires: no
    email: [email protected]
    phone: 1-234-555-678
    first_name: Dag
    last_name: Wieers
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a user
  aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    aaa_user: dag
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a user
  aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    aaa_user: dag
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all users
  aci_aaa_user:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
current
list
success
The existing configuration from the APIC after the module has finished

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'ownerKey': '', 'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production environment', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
error
dict
failure
The error information as returned from the APIC

Sample:
{'text': 'unknown managed object class foo', 'code': '122'}
filter_string
string
failure or debug
The filter string used for the request

Sample:
?rsp-prop-include=config-only
method
string
failure or debug
The HTTP method used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
POST
previous
list
info
The original configuration from the APIC before the module has started

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'ownerKey': '', 'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
proposed
dict
info
The assembled configuration from the user-provided parameters

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
raw
string
parse error
The raw output returned by the APIC REST API (xml or json)

Sample:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><imdata totalCount="1"><error code="122" text="unknown managed object class foo"/></imdata>
response
string
failure or debug
The HTTP response from the APIC

Sample:
OK (30 bytes)
sent
list
info
The actual/minimal configuration pushed to the APIC

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
status
int
failure or debug
The HTTP status from the APIC

Sample:
200
url
string
failure or debug
The HTTP url used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
https://10.11.12.13/api/mo/uni/tn-production.json


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as certified which means that it is maintained by an Ansible Partner. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by an Ansible Partner, see here.

Author

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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