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bigip_profile_client_ssl – Manages client SSL profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manages client SSL profiles on a BIG-IP.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allow_non_ssl
boolean
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables acceptance of non-SSL connections.
When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
cert_key_chain
-
One or more certificates and keys to associate with the SSL profile. This option is always a list. The keys in the list dictate the details of the client/key/chain combination. Note that BIG-IPs can only have one of each type of each certificate/key type. This means that you can only have one RSA, one DSA, and one ECDSA per profile. If you attempt to assign two RSA, DSA, or ECDSA certificate/key combo, the device will reject this.
This list is a complex list that specifies a number of keys.
cert
- / required
Specifies a cert name for use.
chain
-
Contains a certificate chain that is relevant to the certificate and key mentioned earlier.
This key is optional.
key
- / required
Contains a key name.
passphrase
-
Contains the passphrase of the key file, should it require one.
Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device. Therefore, there is no way to compare them when updating a client SSL profile. Due to this, if you specify a passphrase, this module will always register a changed event.
ciphers
-
Specifies the list of ciphers that the system supports. When creating a new profile, the default cipher list is provided by the parent profile.
name
- / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
options
-
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • netscape-reuse-cipher-change-bug
  • microsoft-big-sslv3-buffer
  • msie-sslv2-rsa-padding
  • ssleay-080-client-dh-bug
  • tls-d5-bug
  • tls-block-padding-bug
  • dont-insert-empty-fragments
  • no-ssl
  • no-dtls
  • no-session-resumption-on-renegotiation
  • no-tlsv1.1
  • no-tlsv1.2
  • single-dh-use
  • ephemeral-rsa
  • cipher-server-preference
  • tls-rollback-bug
  • no-sslv2
  • no-sslv3
  • no-tls
  • no-tlsv1
  • pkcs1-check-1
  • pkcs1-check-2
  • netscape-ca-dn-bug
  • netscape-demo-cipher-change-bug
Options that the system uses for SSL processing in the form of a list. When creating a new profile, the list is provided by the parent profile.
When a '' or none value is provided all options for SSL processing are disabled.
parent
-
Default:
/Common/clientssl
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the clientssl parent on the Common partition.
partition
-
added in 2.5
Default:
Common
Device partition to manage resources on.
password
- / 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
-
added in 2.5
Default:
None
A dict object containing connection details.
password
- / 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
- / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
-
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
ssh_keyfile
-
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
-
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
- / required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
user
- / 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.
secure_renegotiation
-
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • require
  • require-strict
  • request
Specifies the method of secure renegotiations for SSL connections. When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
When request is set the ssystem request secure renegotation of SSL connections.
require is a default setting and when set the system permits initial SSL handshakes from clients but terminates renegotiations from unpatched clients.
The require-strict setting the system requires strict renegotiation of SSL connections. In this mode the system refuses connections to insecure servers, and terminates existing SSL connections to insecure servers.
server
- / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
-
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
-
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.
user
- / 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

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.
  • Requires the f5-sdk Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install f5-sdk.
  • 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 client SSL profile
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my_profile
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific ciphers
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my_profile
    ciphers: "!SSLv3:!SSLv2:ECDHE+AES-GCM+SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-CBC-SHA"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific SSL options
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my_profile
    options:
      - no-sslv2
      - no-sslv3
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile require secure renegotiation
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my_profile
    secure_renegotation: request
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a client SSL profile with a cert/key/chain setting
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my_profile
    cert_key_chain:
      - cert: bigip_ssl_cert1
        key: bigip_ssl_key1
        chain: bigip_ssl_cert1
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
allow_non_ssl
boolean
changed
Acceptance of non-SSL connections.

Sample:
True
ciphers
string
changed
The ciphers applied to the profile.

Sample:
!SSLv3:!SSLv2:ECDHE+AES-GCM+SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-CBC-SHA
options
list
changed
The list of options for SSL processing.

Sample:
['no-sslv2', 'no-sslv3']
secure_renegotation
string
changed
The method of secure SSL renegotiation.

Sample:
request


Status

Authors

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

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