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bigiq_application_https_waf – Manages BIG-IQ HTTPS WAF applications

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IQ applications used for load balancing an HTTPS application on port 443 with a Web Application Firewall (WAF) using an ASM Rapid Deployment policy.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
add_analytics
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Collects statistics of the BIG-IP that the application is deployed to.
This parameter is only relevant when specifying a service_environment which is a BIG-IP; not an SSG.
client_ssl_profile
-
Specifies the SSL profile for managing client-side SSL traffic.
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/passphrase 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.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of inherit will be used.
cert
- / required
Specifies a cert name for use.
chain
-
Specifies a certificate chain that is relevant to the certificate and key mentioned earlier.
This key is optional.
key
- / required
Specifies a key name.
passphrase
-
Contains the passphrase of the key file, should it require one.
Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device.
name
-
The name of the client SSL profile to created and used.
When creating a new application, if this value is not specified, the default value of clientssl will be used.
description
-
Description of the application.
domain_names
-
Specifies host names that are used to access the web application that this security policy protects.
When creating a new application, this parameter is required.
inbound_virtual
-
Settings to configure the virtual which will receive the inbound connection.
This virtual will be used to host the HTTPS endpoint of the application.
Traffic destined to the redirect_virtual will be offloaded to this parameter to ensure that proper redirection from insecure, to secure, occurs.
address
-
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
netmask
-
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port
-
Default:
443
The port that the virtual listens for connections on.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of 443 will be used.
name
- / required
Name of the new application.
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.
redirect_virtual
-
Settings to configure the virtual which will receive the connection to be redirected.
This virtual will be used to host the HTTP endpoint of the application.
Traffic destined to this parameter will be offloaded to the inbound_virtual parameter to ensure that proper redirection from insecure, to secure, occurs.
address
-
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
netmask
-
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port
-
Default:
80
The port that the virtual listens for connections on.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of 80 will be used.
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.
servers
-
A list of servers that the application is hosted on.
If you are familiar with other BIG-IP setting, you might also refer to this list as the list of pool members.
When creating a new application, at least one server is required.
address
-
The IP address of the server.
port
-
Default:
80
The port of the server.
service_environment
-
Specifies the name of service environment that the application will be deployed to.
When creating a new application, this parameter is required.
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the resource on the system.
When present, guarantees that the resource exists with the provided attributes.
When absent, removes the resource from the system.
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.
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If the module should wait for the application to be created, deleted or updated.

Notes

Note

  • 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: Load balance an HTTPS application on port 443 with a WAF using ASM
  bigiq_application_https_waf:
    name: my-app
    description: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS via WAF
    service_environment: my-ssg
    servers:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
        port: 8080
      - address: 5.6.7.8
        port: 8080
    inbound_virtual:
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 443
    redirect_virtual:
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 80
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
The new description of the application of the resource.

Sample:
My application
inbound_virtual_destination
string
changed
The destination of the virtual that was created.

Sample:
6.7.8.9
inbound_virtual_netmask
string
changed
The network mask of the provided inbound destination.

Sample:
255.255.255.0
inbound_virtual_port
integer
changed
The port the inbound virtual address listens on.

Sample:
80
servers
complex
changed
List of servers, and their ports, that make up the application.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  address
string
changed
The IP address of the server.

Sample:
2.3.4.5
  port
integer
changed
The port that the server listens on.

Sample:
8080
service_environment
string
changed
The environment which the service was deployed to.

Sample:
my-ssg1


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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