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bigip_firewall_rule_list – Manage AFM security firewall policies on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manages AFM security firewall policies on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
The description to attach to the policy.
This parameter is only supported on versions of BIG-IP >= 12.1.0. On earlier versions it will simply be ignored.
name
string / required
The name of the policy to create.
partition
string
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.
rules
list
Specifies a list of rules that you want associated with this policy. The order of this list is the order they will be evaluated by BIG-IP. If the specified rules do not exist (for example when creating a new policy) then they will be created.
Rules specified here, if they do not exist, will be created with "default deny" behavior. It is expected that you follow-up this module with the actual configuration for these rules.
The bigip_firewall_rule module can be used to also create, as well as edit, existing and new rules.
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:
  • present ←
  • absent
When state is present, ensures that the rule list exists.
When state is absent, ensures that the rule list is removed.
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: Create a basic policy with some rule stubs
  bigip_firewall_rule_list:
    name: foo
    rules:
      - rule1
      - rule2
      - rule3
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
The new description of the policy.

Sample:
My firewall policy
rules
list
changed
The list of rules, in the order that they are evaluated, on the device.

Sample:
['rule1', 'rule2', 'rule3']


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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