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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
integer
The lifetime of the locally-authenticated user password.
aaa_password_update_required
boolean
    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
boolean
    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
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
The status of the locally-authenticated user account.
expiration
-
The expiration date of the locally-authenticated user account.
expires
boolean
    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
integer
Default:
30
The socket level timeout in seconds.
use_proxy
boolean
    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
boolean
    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
boolean
    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.

See Also

See also

Cisco ACI Guide
Detailed information on how to manage your ACI infrastructure using Ansible.
Developing Cisco ACI modules
Detailed guide on how to write your own Cisco ACI modules to contribute.

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
dictionary
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
dictionary
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
integer
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

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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