bigip_smtp – Manages SMTP settings on the BIG-IP

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Allows configuring of the BIG-IP to send mail via an SMTP server by configuring the parameters of an SMTP server.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
authentication
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Credentials can be set on an SMTP server's configuration even if that authentication is not used (think staging configs or emergency changes). This parameter acts as a switch to make the specified smtp_server_username and smtp_server_password parameters active or not.
When yes, the authentication parameters will be active.
When no, the authentication parameters will be inactive.
encryption
string
    Choices:
  • none
  • ssl
  • tls
Specifies whether the SMTP server requires an encrypted connection in order to send mail.
from_address
string
Email address that the email is being sent from. This is the "Reply-to" address that the recipient sees.
local_host_name
string
Host name used in SMTP headers in the format of a fully qualified domain name. This setting does not refer to the BIG-IP system's hostname.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the SMTP server configuration.
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.
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.
smtp_server
string
SMTP server host name in the format of a fully qualified domain name.
This value is required when create a new SMTP configuration.
smtp_server_password
string
Password that the SMTP server requires when validating a user.
smtp_server_port
integer
Specifies the SMTP port number.
When creating a new SMTP configuration, the default is 25 when encryption is none or tls. The default is 465 when ssl is selected.
smtp_server_username
string
User name that the SMTP server requires when validating a user.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the SMTP configuration exists.
When absent, ensures that the SMTP configuration does not exist.
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • always ←
  • on_create
Passwords are stored encrypted, so the module cannot know if the supplied smtp_server_password is the same or different than the existing password. This parameter controls the updating of the smtp_server_password credential.
When always, will always update the password.
When on_create, will only set the password for newly created SMTP server configurations.
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 base SMTP server configuration
  bigip_smtp:
    name: my-smtp
    smtp_server: 1.1.1.1
    smtp_server_username: mail-admin
    smtp_server_password: mail-secret
    local_host_name: smtp.mydomain.com
    from_address: [email protected]
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
authentication
boolean
changed
Whether the authentication parameters are active or not.

Sample:
True
encryption
string
changed
The new encryption value of the SMTP configuration.

Sample:
tls
from_address
string
changed
The new from_address value of the SMTP configuration.

Sample:
local_host_name
string
changed
The new local_host_name value of the SMTP configuration.

Sample:
smtp.mydomain.com
smtp_server
string
changed
The new smtp_server value of the SMTP configuration.

Sample:
mail.mydomain.com
smtp_server_port
integer
changed
The new smtp_server_port value of the SMTP configuration.

Sample:
25


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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