acme_account_info – Retrieves information on ACME accounts

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Allows to retrieve information on accounts a CA supporting the ACME protocol, such as Let’s Encrypt.
  • This module only works with the ACME v2 protocol.

Aliases: acme_account_facts

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
account_key_content
string
added in 2.5
Content of the ACME account RSA or Elliptic Curve key.
Mutually exclusive with account_key_src.
Required if account_key_src is not used.
Warning: the content will be written into a temporary file, which will be deleted by Ansible when the module completes. Since this is an important private key — it can be used to change the account key, or to revoke your certificates without knowing their private keys —, this might not be acceptable.
In case cryptography is used, the content is not written into a temporary file. It can still happen that it is written to disk by Ansible in the process of moving the module with its argument to the node where it is executed.
account_key_src
path
Path to a file containing the ACME account RSA or Elliptic Curve key.
RSA keys can be created with openssl genrsa .... Elliptic curve keys can be created with openssl ecparam -genkey .... Any other tool creating private keys in PEM format can be used as well.
Mutually exclusive with account_key_content.
Required if account_key_content is not used.

aliases: account_key
account_uri
string
added in 2.7
If specified, assumes that the account URI is as given. If the account key does not match this account, or an account with this URI does not exist, the module fails.
acme_directory
string
Default:
"https://acme-staging.api.letsencrypt.org/directory"
The ACME directory to use. This is the entry point URL to access CA server API.
For safety reasons the default is set to the Let's Encrypt staging server (for the ACME v1 protocol). This will create technically correct, but untrusted certificates.
For Let's Encrypt, all staging endpoints can be found here: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/staging-environment/. For Buypass, all endpoints can be found here: https://community.buypass.com/t/63d4ay/buypass-go-ssl-endpoints
For Let's Encrypt, the production directory URL for ACME v1 is https://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/directory, and the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory.
For Buypass, the production directory URL for ACME v1 is https://api.buypass.com/acme/directory.
Warning: So far, the module has only been tested against Let's Encrypt (staging and production), Buypass (staging and production), and Pebble testing server.
acme_version
integer
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • 1 ←
  • 2
The ACME version of the endpoint.
Must be 1 for the classic Let's Encrypt ACME endpoint and Buypass' current production endpoint, or 2 for standardized ACME v2 endpoints.
select_crypto_backend
string
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • auto ←
  • cryptography
  • openssl
Determines which crypto backend to use.
The default choice is auto, which tries to use cryptography if available, and falls back to openssl.
If set to openssl, will try to use the openssl binary.
If set to cryptography, will try to use the cryptography library.
validate_certs
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether calls to the ACME directory will validate TLS certificates.
Warning: Should only ever be set to no for testing purposes, for example when testing against a local Pebble server.

Notes

Note

  • The acme_account module allows to modify, create and delete ACME accounts.
  • This module was called acme_account_facts before Ansible 2.8. The usage did not change.
  • If a new enough version of the cryptography library is available (see Requirements for details), it will be used instead of the openssl binary. This can be explicitly disabled or enabled with the select_crypto_backend option. Note that using the openssl binary will be slower and less secure, as private key contents always have to be stored on disk (see account_key_content).
  • Although the defaults are chosen so that the module can be used with the Let’s Encrypt CA, the module can in principle be used with any CA providing an ACME endpoint, such as Buypass Go SSL.

See Also

See also

acme_account – Create, modify or delete ACME accounts
Allows to create, modify or delete an ACME account.

Examples

- name: Check whether an account with the given account key exists
  acme_account_info:
    account_key_src: /etc/pki/cert/private/account.key
    register: account_data
- name: Verify that account exists
  assert:
    that:
      - account_data.exists
- name: Print account URI
  debug: var=account_data.account_uri
- name: Print account contacts
  debug: var=account_data.account.contact

- name: Check whether the account exists and is accessible with the given account key
  acme_account_info:
    account_key_content: "{{ acme_account_key }}"
    account_uri: "{{ acme_account_uri }}"
    register: account_data
- name: Verify that account exists
  assert:
    that:
      - account_data.exists
- name: Print account contacts
  debug: var=account_data.account.contact

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
account
complex
if account exists
The account information, as retrieved from the ACME server.

  contact
list
always
the challenge resource that must be created for validation

Sample:
['mailto:[email protected]', 'tel:00123456789']
  orders
string
always
a URL where a list of orders can be retrieved for this account

Sample:
https://example.ca/account/1/orders
  public_account_key
string
always
the public account key as a JSON Web Key.

Sample:
https://example.ca/account/1/orders
  status
string
always
the account's status

Sample:
valid
account_uri
string
always
ACME account URI, or None if account does not exist.

exists
boolean
always
Whether the account exists.



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Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)

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