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asa_acl - Manage access-lists on a Cisco ASA

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to work with access-lists on a Cisco ASA device.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
after
The ordered set of commands to append to the end of the command stack if a changed needs to be made. Just like with before this allows the playbook designer to append a set of commands to be executed after the command set.
authorize
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes.
For more information please see the Network Guide.

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
before
The ordered set of commands to push on to the command stack if a change needs to be made. This allows the playbook designer the opportunity to perform configuration commands prior to pushing any changes without affecting how the set of commands are matched against the system.
config
The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook. The config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuruation to use as the base config for comparison.
context
Specifies which context to target if you are running in the ASA in multiple context mode. Defaults to the current context you login to.
force
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The force argument instructs the module to not consider the current devices running-config. When set to true, this will cause the module to push the contents of src into the device without first checking if already configured.
lines
required
The ordered set of commands that should be configured in the section. The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device running-config. Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device config parser.

aliases: commands
match
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • strict
  • exact
Instructs the module on the way to perform the matching of the set of commands against the current device config. If match is set to line, commands are matched line by line. If match is set to strict, command lines are matched with respect to position. Finally if match is set to exact, command lines must be an equal match.
provider
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.
username
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.
authorize
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
ssh_keyfile
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.
auth_pass
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
host
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.
timeout Default:
10
Specifies idle timeout in seconds for the connection, in seconds. Useful if the console freezes before continuing. For example when saving configurations.
password
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 Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
replace
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • block
Instructs the module on the way to perform the configuration on the device. If the replace argument is set to line then the modified lines are pushed to the device in configuration mode. If the replace argument is set to block then the entire command block is pushed to the device in configuration mode if any line is not correct.

Notes

Note

Examples

# Note: examples below use the following provider dict to handle
#       transport and authentication to the node.
---
vars:
  cli:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: cisco
    password: cisco
    transport: cli
    authorize: yes
    auth_pass: cisco

---
- asa_acl:
    lines:
      - access-list ACL-ANSIBLE extended permit tcp any any eq 82
      - access-list ACL-ANSIBLE extended permit tcp any any eq www
      - access-list ACL-ANSIBLE extended permit tcp any any eq 97
      - access-list ACL-ANSIBLE extended permit tcp any any eq 98
      - access-list ACL-ANSIBLE extended permit tcp any any eq 99
    before: clear configure access-list ACL-ANSIBLE
    match: strict
    replace: block
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

- asa_acl:
    lines:
      - access-list ACL-OUTSIDE extended permit tcp any any eq www
      - access-list ACL-OUTSIDE extended permit tcp any any eq https
    context: customer_a
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
updates
list
always
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device

Sample:
['access-list ACL-OUTSIDE extended permit tcp any any eq www']


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 community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

Author

  • Patrick Ogenstad (@ogenstad)

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