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bigip_device_trust – Manage the trust relationships between BIG-IPs

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage the trust relationships between BIG-IPs. Devices, once peered, cannot be updated. If updating is needed, the peer must first be removed before it can be re-added to the trust.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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
peer_hostname
string
The hostname that you want to associate with the device. This value will be used to easily distinguish this device in BIG-IP configuration.
When trusting a new device, if this parameter is not specified, the value of peer_server will be used as a default.
peer_password
string
The password of the API username of the remote peer device that you are trusting. If this value is not specified, then the value of password, or the environment variable F5_PASSWORD will be used.
peer_server
string / required
The peer address to connect to and trust for synchronizing configuration. This is typically the management address of the remote device, but may also be a Self IP.
peer_user
string
The API username of the remote peer device that you are trusting. Note that the CLI user cannot be used unless it too has an API account. If this value is not specified, then the value of user, or the environment variable F5_USER will be used.
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
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
When present, ensures the specified devices are trusted.
When absent, removes the device trusts.
type
string
    Choices:
  • peer ←
  • subordinate
Specifies whether the device you are adding is a Peer or a Subordinate. The default is peer.
The difference between the two is a matter of mitigating risk of compromise.
A subordinate device cannot sign a certificate for another device.
In the case where the security of an authority device in a trust domain is compromised, the risk of compromise is minimized for any subordinate device.
Designating devices as subordinate devices is recommended for device groups with a large number of member devices, where the risk of compromise is high.
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: Add trusts for all peer devices to Active device
  bigip_device_trust:
    peer_server: "{{ item.ansible_host }}"
    peer_hostname: "{{ item.inventory_hostname }}"
    peer_user: "{{ item.bigip_username }}"
    peer_password: "{{ item.bigip_password }}"
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  loop: hostvars
  when: inventory_hostname in groups['master']
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
peer_hostname
string
changed
The remote hostname used to identify the trusted peer.

Sample:
test-bigip-02.localhost.localdomain
peer_server
string
changed
The remote IP address of the trusted peer.

Sample:
10.0.2.15


Status

  • This module is guaranteed to have no backward incompatible interface changes going forward. [stableinterface]
  • This module is maintained by an Ansible Partner. [certified]

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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