bigip_password_policy – Manages the authentication password policy on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Manages the authentication password policy on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
expiration_warning
integer
Specifies the number of days before a password expires.
Based on this value, the BIG-IP system automatically warns users when their password is about to expire.
max_duration
integer
Specifies the maximum number of days a password is valid.
max_login_failures
integer
Specifies the number of consecutive unsuccessful login attempts that the system allows before locking out the user.
Specify zero (0) to disable this parameter.
min_duration
integer
Specifies the minimum number of days a password is valid.
min_length
integer
Specifies the minimum number of characters in a valid password.
This value must be between 6 and 255.
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
password_memory
integer
Specifies whether the user has configured the BIG-IP system to remember a password on a specific computer and how many passwords to remember.
policy_enforcement
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables the password policy on the BIG-IP system.
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.
required_lowercase
integer
Specifies the number of lowercase alpha characters that must be present in a password for the password to be valid.
required_numeric
integer
Specifies the number of numeric characters that must be present in a password for the password to be valid.
required_special
integer
Specifies the number of special characters that must be present in a password for the password to be valid.
required_uppercase
integer
Specifies the number of uppercase alpha characters that must be present in a password for the password to be valid.
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.
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: Change password policy to require 2 numeric characters
  bigip_password_policy:
    required_numeric: 2
    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
expiration_warning
integer
changed
The new expiration warning.

Sample:
7
max_duration
integer
changed
The new max duration.

Sample:
99999
max_login_failures
integer
changed
The new max login failures.

min_duration
integer
changed
The new min duration.

min_length
integer
changed
The new min password length.

Sample:
6
password_memory
integer
changed
The new number of remembered passwords

policy_enforcement
boolean
changed
The new policy enforcement setting.

Sample:
True
required_lowercase
integer
changed
The lowercase requirement.

Sample:
1
required_numeric
integer
changed
The numeric requirement.

Sample:
2
required_special
integer
changed
The special character requirement.

Sample:
1
required_uppercase
integer
changed
The uppercase character requirement.

Sample:
1


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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