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bigip_ssl_certificate - Import/Delete certificates from BIG-IP

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • This module will import/delete SSL certificates on BIG-IP LTM. Certificates can be imported from certificate and key files on the local disk, in PEM format.

Requirements

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

  • BIG-IP >= v12
  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
content
Sets the contents of a certificate directly to the specified value. This is used with lookup plugins or for anything with formatting or
content must be provided when state is present.

aliases: cert_content
issuer_cert
(added in 2.5)
Issuer certificate used for OCSP monitoring.
This parameter is only valid on versions of BIG-IP 13.0.0 or above.
name
required
SSL Certificate Name. This is the cert name used when importing a certificate into the F5. It also determines the filenames of the objects on the LTM.
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 can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
provider
(added in 2.5)
Default:
None
A dict object containing connection details.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
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.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
server_port Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
validate_certs
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
server_port
(added in 2.2)
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Certificate state. This determines if the provided certificate and key is to be made present on the device or absent.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
validate_certs
(added in 2.0)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.

Notes

Note

  • This module does not behave like other modules that you might include in roles where referencing files or templates first looks in the role’s files or templates directory. To have it behave that way, use the Ansible file or template lookup (see Examples). The lookups behave as expected in a role context.
  • 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.

Examples

- name: Use a file lookup to import PEM Certificate
  bigip_ssl_certificate:
    name: certificate-name
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    state: present
    content: "{{ lookup('file', '/path/to/cert.crt') }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Use a file lookup to import CA certificate chain
  bigip_ssl_certificate:
    name: ca-chain-name
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    state: present
    content: "{{ lookup('file', '/path/to/ca-chain.crt') }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete Certificate
  bigip_ssl_certificate:
    name: certificate-name
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
cert_name
string
created
The name of the certificate that the user provided

Sample:
cert1
checksum
string
changed and created
SHA1 checksum of the cert that was provided.

Sample:
f7ff9e8b7bb2e09b70935a5d785e0cc5d9d0abf0
filename
string
created
The name of the SSL certificate.

Sample:
cert1.crt
source_path
string
created
Path on BIG-IP where the source of the certificate is stored.

Sample:
/var/config/rest/downloads/cert1.crt


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Author

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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