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aws_waf_web_acl - create and delete WAF Web ACLs

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • boto

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
default_action
    Choices:
  • block
  • allow
  • count
The action that you want AWS WAF to take when a request doesn't match the criteria specified in any of the Rule objects that are associated with the WebACL
ec2_url
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
metric_name
A friendly name or description for the metrics for this WebACL
The name can contain only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9); the name can't contain whitespace.
You can't change metric_name after you create the WebACL
Metric name will default to name with disallowed characters stripped out
name
required
Name of the Web Application Firewall ACL to manage
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
purge_rules
Whether to remove rules that aren't passed with rules. Defaults to false
region
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
rules
A list of rules that the Web ACL will enforce.
Each rule must contain name, action, priority keys.
Priorities must be unique, but not necessarily consecutive. Lower numbered priorities are evalauted first.
The type key can be passed as rate_based, it defaults to regular
security_token
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
whether the Web ACL should be present or absent
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

- name: create web ACL
  aws_waf_web_acl:
    name: my_web_acl
    rules:
      - name: my_rule
        priority: 1
        action: block
    default_action: block
    purge_rules: yes
    state: present

- name: delete the web acl
  aws_waf_web_acl:
    name: my_web_acl
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
web_acl
complex
always
contents of the Web ACL

  rules
complex
always
List of rules

    action
complex
always
Action taken by the WAF when the rule matches

Sample:
{'type': 'ALLOW'}
    priority
int
always
priority number of the rule (lower numbers are run first)

Sample:
2
    type
string
always
Type of rule (either REGULAR or RATE_BASED)

Sample:
REGULAR
    rule_id
string
always
Rule ID

Sample:
a6fc7ab5-287b-479f-8004-7fd0399daf75
  default_action
dict
always
Default action taken by the Web ACL if no rules match

Sample:
{'type': 'BLOCK'}
  metric_name
string
always
Metric name used as an identifier

Sample:
mywebacl
  name
string
always
Friendly name of the Web ACL

Sample:
my web acl
  web_acl_id
string
always
Unique identifier of Web ACL

Sample:
10fff965-4b6b-46e2-9d78-24f6d2e2d21c


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

  • Mike Mochan (@mmochan)
  • Will Thames (@willthames)

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