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bigip_remote_role – Manage remote roles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manages remote roles on a BIG-IP. Remote roles are used in situations where user authentication is handled off-box. Local access control to the BIG-IP is controlled by the defined remote role. Where-as authentication (and by extension, assignment to the role) is handled off-box.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
assigned_role
string
Specifies the authorization (level of access) for the account.
When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not provided, the default is none.
The partition_access parameter controls which partitions the account can access.
The chosen role may affect the partitions that one is allowed to specify. Specifically, roles such as administrator, auditor and resource-administrator required a partition_access of all.
A set of pre-existing roles ship with the system. They are none, guest, operator, application-editor, manager, certificate-manager, irule-manager, user-manager, resource-administrator, auditor, administrator, firewall-manager.
attribute_string
string
Specifies the user account attributes saved in the group, in the format cn=, ou=, dc=.
When creating a new remote role, this parameter is required.
line_order
integer
Specifies the order of the line in the file /config/bigip/auth/remoterole.
The LDAP and Active Directory servers read this file line by line.
The order of the information is important; therefore, F5 recommends that you set the first line at 1000. This allows you, in the future, to insert lines before the first line.
When creating a new remote role, this parameter is required.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the remote role.
partition_access
string
Specifies the accessible partitions for the account.
This parameter supports the reserved names all and Common, as well as specific partitions a user may access.
Users who have access to a partition can operate on objects in that partition, as determined by the permissions conferred by the user's assigned_role.
When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not specified, the default is all.
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.
remote_access
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables remote access for the specified group of remotely authenticated users.
When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not specified, the default is yes.
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, guarantees that the remote role exists.
When absent, removes the remote role from the system.
terminal_access
string
Specifies terminal-based accessibility for remote accounts not already explicitly assigned a user role.
Common values for this include tmsh and none, however custom values may also be specified.
When creating a new remote role, if this parameter is not specified, the default is none.
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 remote role
  bigip_remote_role:
    name: foo
    group_name: ldap_group
    line_order: 1
    attribute_string: memberOf=cn=ldap_group,cn=ldap.group,ou=ldap
    remote_access: enabled
    assigned_role: administrator
    partition_access: all
    terminal_access: none
    state: present
    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
assigned_role
string
changed
System role that this remote role is associated with.

Sample:
administrator
attribute_string
string
changed
The new attribute string of the resource.

Sample:
memberOf=cn=ldap_group,cn=ldap.group,ou=ldap
line_order
integer
changed
Order of the remote role for LDAP and Active Directory servers.

Sample:
1000
partition_access
string
changed
Partition that the role has access to.

Sample:
all
remote_access
boolean
changed
Whether remote access is allowed or not.

terminal_access
string
changed
The terminal setting of the remote role.

Sample:
tmsh


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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