bigip_firewall_rule – Manage AFM Firewall rules

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manages firewall rules in an AFM firewall policy. New rules will always be added to the end of the policy. Rules can be re-ordered using the bigip_security_policy module. Rules can also be pre-ordered using the bigip_security_policy module and then later updated using the bigip_firewall_rule module.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
action
string
    Choices:
  • accept
  • drop
  • reject
  • accept-decisively
Specifies the action for the firewall rule.
When accept, allows packets with the specified source, destination, and protocol to pass through the firewall. Packets that match the rule, and are accepted, traverse the system as if the firewall is not present.
When drop, drops packets with the specified source, destination, and protocol. Dropping a packet is a silent action with no notification to the source or destination systems. Dropping the packet causes the connection to be retried until the retry threshold is reached.
When reject, rejects packets with the specified source, destination, and protocol. When a packet is rejected the firewall sends a destination unreachable message to the sender.
When accept-decisively, allows packets with the specified source, destination, and protocol to pass through the firewall, and does not require any further processing by any of the further firewalls. Packets that match the rule, and are accepted, traverse the system as if the firewall is not present. If the Rule List is applied to a virtual server, management IP, or self IP firewall rule, then Accept Decisively is equivalent to Accept.
When creating a new rule, if this parameter is not provided, the default is reject.
description
string
The rule description.
destination
list
Specifies packet destinations to which the rule applies.
Leaving this field blank applies the rule to all addresses and all ports.
You can specify the following destination items. An IPv4 or IPv6 address, an IPv4 or IPv6 address range, geographic location, VLAN, address list, port, port range, port list or address list.
You can specify a mix of different types of items for the source address.
address
string
Specifies a specific IP address.
address_list
string
Specifies an existing address list.
address_range
string
Specifies an address range.
country
string
Specifies a country code.
port
integer
Specifies a single numeric port.
This option is only valid when protocol is tcp(6) or udp(17).
port_list
string
Specifes an existing port list.
This option is only valid when protocol is tcp(6) or udp(17).
port_range
string
Specifies a range of ports, which is two port values separated by a hyphen. The port to the left of the hyphen should be less than the port to the right.
This option is only valid when protocol is tcp(6) or udp(17).
icmp_message
list
Specifies the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) or ICMPv6 message type and code that the rule uses.
This parameter is only relevant when protocol is either icmp(1) or icmpv6(58).
code
string
Specifies the code returned in response to the specified ICMP message type.
You can specify codes, each set appropriate to the associated type, such as No Code (0) (associated with Echo Reply (0)) and Host Unreachable (1) (associated with Destination Unreachable (3)), or you can specify any to indicate that the system applies the rule for all codes in response to that specific ICMP message.
You can also specify an arbitrary code.
The ICMP protocol contains definitions for the existing message code and number pairs.
type
string
Specifies the type of ICMP message.
You can specify control messages, such as Echo Reply (0) and Destination Unreachable (3), or you can specify any to indicate that the system applies the rule for all ICMP messages.
You can also specify an arbitrary ICMP message.
The ICMP protocol contains definitions for the existing message type and number pairs.
irule
string
Specifies an iRule that is applied to the firewall rule.
An iRule can be started when the firewall rule matches traffic.
logging
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether logging is enabled or disabled for the firewall rule.
When creating a new rule, if this parameter is not specified, the default if no.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the rule.
parent_policy
string
The policy which contains the rule to be managed.
One of either parent_policy or parent_rule_list is required.
parent_rule_list
string
The rule list which contains the rule to be managed.
One of either parent_policy or parent_rule_list is required.
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
protocol
string
Specifies the protocol to which the rule applies.
Protocols may be specified by either their name or numeric value.
A special protocol value any can be specified to match any protocol. The numeric equivalent of this protocol is 255.
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.
rule_list
string
Specifies an existing rule list to use in the rule.
This parameter is mutually exclusive with many of the other individual-rule specific settings. This includes logging, action, source, destination, irule', protocol and logging.
schedule
string
Specifies a schedule for the firewall rule.
You configure schedules to define days and times when the firewall rule is made active.
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.
source
list
Specifies packet sources to which the rule applies.
Leaving this field blank applies the rule to all addresses and all ports.
You can specify the following source items. An IPv4 or IPv6 address, an IPv4 or IPv6 address range, geographic location, VLAN, address list, port, port range, port list or address list.
You can specify a mix of different types of items for the source address.
address
string
Specifies a specific IP address.
address_list
string
Specifies an existing address list.
address_range
string
Specifies an address range.
country
string
Specifies a country code.
port
integer
Specifies a single numeric port.
This option is only valid when protocol is tcp(6) or udp(17).
port_list
string
Specifes an existing port list.
This option is only valid when protocol is tcp(6) or udp(17).
port_range
string
Specifies a range of ports, which is two port values separated by a hyphen. The port to the left of the hyphen should be less than the port to the right.
This option is only valid when protocol is tcp(6) or udp(17).
vlan
string
Specifies VLANs to which the rule applies.
The VLAN source refers to the packet's source.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When state is present, ensures that the rule exists.
When state is absent, ensures that the rule is removed.
status
string
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • scheduled
Indicates the activity state of the rule or rule list.
When disabled, specifies that the rule or rule list does not apply at all.
When enabled, specifies that the system applies the firewall rule or rule list to the given context and addresses.
When scheduled, specifies that the system applies the rule or rule list according to the specified schedule.
When creating a new rule, if this parameter is not provided, the default is enabled.
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 new rule in the foo firewall policy
  bigip_firewall_rule:
    name: foo
    parent_policy: policy1
    protocol: tcp
    source:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
      - address: "::1"
      - address_list: foo-list1
      - address_range: 1.1.1.1-2.2.2.2
      - vlan: vlan1
      - country: US
      - port: 22
      - port_list: port-list1
      - port_range: 80-443
    destination:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
      - address: "::1"
      - address_list: foo-list1
      - address_range: 1.1.1.1-2.2.2.2
      - country: US
      - port: 22
      - port_list: port-list1
      - port_range: 80-443
    irule: irule1
    action: accept
    logging: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create an ICMP specific rule
  bigip_firewall_rule:
    name: foo
    protocol: icmp
    icmp_message:
      type: 0
    source:
      - country: US
    action: drop
    logging: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add a new rule that is uses an existing rule list
  bigip_firewall_rule:
    name: foo
    rule_list: rule-list1
    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
action
string
changed
The action for the firewall rule.

Sample:
drop
description
string
changed
The rule description.

Sample:
MyRule
destination
complex
changed
The packet destinations to which the rule applies.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  address
string
changed
A specific IP address.

Sample:
192.168.1.1
  address_list
string
changed
An existing address list.

Sample:
foo-list1
  address_range
string
changed
The address range.

Sample:
1.1.1.1-2.2.2.2
  country
string
changed
A country code.

Sample:
US
  port
integer
changed
Single numeric port.

Sample:
8080
  port_list
string
changed
An existing port list.

Sample:
port-list1
  port_range
string
changed
The port range.

Sample:
80-443
icmp_message
complex
changed
The (ICMP) or ICMPv6 message type and code that the rule uses.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  code
string
changed
The code returned in response to the specified ICMP message type.

Sample:
1
  type
string
changed
The type of ICMP message.

irule
string
changed
The iRule that is applied to the firewall rule.

Sample:
_sys_auth_radius
logging
boolean
changed
Enable or Disable logging for the firewall rule.

Sample:
True
name
string
changed
Name of the rule.

Sample:
FooRule
parent_policy
string
changed
The policy which contains the rule to be managed.

Sample:
FooPolicy
parent_rule_list
string
changed
The rule list which contains the rule to be managed.

Sample:
FooRuleList
protocol
string
changed
The protocol to which the rule applies.

Sample:
any
rule_list
string
changed
An existing rule list to use in the rule.

Sample:
rule-list-1
schedule
string
changed
The schedule for the firewall rule.

Sample:
Foo_schedule
source
complex
changed
The packet sources to which the rule applies

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  address
string
changed
A specific IP address.

Sample:
192.168.1.1
  address_list
string
changed
An existing address list.

Sample:
foo-list1
  address_range
string
changed
The address range.

Sample:
1.1.1.1-2.2.2.2
  country
string
changed
A country code.

Sample:
US
  port
integer
changed
Single numeric port.

Sample:
8080
  port_list
string
changed
An existing port list.

Sample:
port-list1
  port_range
string
changed
The port range.

Sample:
80-443
  vlan
string
changed
Source VLANs for the packets.

Sample:
vlan1
status
string
changed
The activity state of the rule or rule list.

Sample:
scheduled


Status

Authors

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

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