bigip_asm_policy – Manage BIG-IP ASM policies

New in version 2.5.

DEPRECATED

Removed in Ansible:
 version: 2.12
Why:The bigip_asm_policy module has been split into three new modules to handle import, export and general policy management. This will allow scalability of the asm policy management as well as ease of maintenance. Additionally to further reduce the burden of having multiple smaller module F5 has created asm_policy role in Ansible Galaxy for a more declarative way of ASM policy management.
Alternative:bigip_asm_policy_manage

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP ASM policies.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
active
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes will apply and activate existing inactive policy. If no, it will deactivate existing active policy. Generally should be yes only in cases where you want to activate new or existing policy.
file
-
Full path to a policy file to be imported into the BIG-IP ASM.
Policy files exported from newer versions of BIG-IP cannot be imported into older versions of BIG-IP. The opposite, however, is true; you can import older into newer.
name
- / required
The ASM policy to manage or create.
partition
-
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
password
string / required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

aliases: pass, pwd
provider
dictionary
added in 2.5
A dict object containing connection details.
password
string / required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE.
timeout
integer
Default:
10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
transport
string
    Choices:
  • cli
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
user
string / required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
added in 2.2
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When state is present, and file or template parameter is provided, new ASM policy is imported and created with the given name.
When state is present and no file or template parameter is provided new blank ASM policy is created with the given name.
When state is absent, ensures that the policy is removed, even if it is currently active.
template
-
    Choices:
  • ActiveSync v1.0 v2.0 (http)
  • ActiveSync v1.0 v2.0 (https)
  • Comprehensive
  • Drupal
  • Fundamental
  • Joomla
  • LotusDomino 6.5 (http)
  • LotusDomino 6.5 (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 with ActiveSync (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2003 with ActiveSync (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 with ActiveSync (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2007 with ActiveSync (https)
  • OWA Exchange 2010 (http)
  • OWA Exchange 2010 (https)
  • Oracle 10g Portal (http)
  • Oracle 10g Portal (https)
  • Oracle Applications 11i (http)
  • Oracle Applications 11i (https)
  • PeopleSoft Portal 9 (http)
  • PeopleSoft Portal 9 (https)
  • Rapid Deployment Policy
  • SAP NetWeaver 7 (http)
  • SAP NetWeaver 7 (https)
  • SharePoint 2003 (http)
  • SharePoint 2003 (https)
  • SharePoint 2007 (http)
  • SharePoint 2007 (https)
  • SharePoint 2010 (http)
  • SharePoint 2010 (https)
  • Vulnerability Assessment Baseline
  • Wordpress
An ASM policy built-in template. If the template does not exist we will raise an error.
Once the policy has been created, this value cannot change.
The Comprehensive, Drupal, Fundamental, Joomla, Vulnerability Assessment Baseline, and Wordpress templates are only available on BIG-IP versions >= 13.
user
string / required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.
validate_certs
boolean
added in 2.0
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.

Notes

Note

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.
  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12.
  • The F5 modules only manipulate the running configuration of the F5 product. To ensure that BIG-IP specific configuration persists to disk, be sure to include at least one task that uses the bigip_config module to save the running configuration. Refer to the module’s documentation for the correct usage of the module to save your running configuration.

Examples

- name: Import and activate ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_asm_policy
    file: /root/asm_policy.xml
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Import ASM policy from template
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_sharepoint_policy
    template: SharePoint 2007 (http)
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create blank ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_blank_policy
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create blank ASM policy and activate
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_blank_policy
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Activate ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: inactive_policy
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Deactivate ASM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: active_policy
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Import and activate ASM policy in Role
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_asm_policy
    file: "{{ role_path }}/files/asm_policy.xml"
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Import ASM binary policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_asm_policy
    file: "/root/asm_policy.plc"
    active: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
active
boolean
changed
Set when activating/deactivating ASM policy

Sample:
True
file
string
changed
Local path to ASM policy file.

Sample:
/root/some_policy.xml
name
string
changed
Name of the ASM policy to be managed/created

Sample:
Asm_APP1_Transparent
state
string
changed
Action performed on the target device.

Sample:
absent
template
string
changed
Name of the built-in ASM policy template

Sample:
OWA Exchange 2007 (https)


Status

  • This module will be removed in version 2.12. [deprecated]
  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)
  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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