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iam_group - Manage AWS IAM groups

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage AWS IAM groups

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
ec2_url
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
managed_policy
A list of managed policy ARNs or friendly names to attach to the role. To embed an inline policy, use iam_policy.
name
required
The name of the group to create.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
purge_policy Default:
no
Deatach policy which not included in managed_policy list
purge_users Default:
no
Deatach users which not included in users list
region
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
state
required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Create or remove the IAM group
users
A list of existing users to add as members of the group.
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

# Create a group
- iam_group:
    name: testgroup1
    state: present

# Create a group and attach a managed policy using its ARN
- iam_group:
    name: testgroup1
    managed_policy:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonSNSFullAccess
    state: present

# Create a group with users as members and attach a managed policy using its ARN
- iam_group:
    name: testgroup1
    managed_policy:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonSNSFullAccess
    users:
      - test_user1
      - test_user2
    state: present

# Remove all managed policies from an existing group with an empty list
- iam_group:
    name: testgroup1
    state: present
    purge_policy: true

# Remove all group members from an existing group
- iam_group:
    name: testgroup1
    managed_policy:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonSNSFullAccess
    purge_users: true
    state: present


# Delete the group
- iam_group:
    name: testgroup1
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
group
complex
success
dictionary containing all the group information

  path
string
the path to the group

Sample:
/
  group_id
string
the stable and unique string identifying the group

Sample:
AGPAIDBWE12NSFINE55TM
  create_date
string
the date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format, when the group was created

Sample:
2017-02-08T04:36:28+00:00
  arn
string
the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the group

Sample:
arn:aws:iam::1234567890:group/testgroup1
  group_name
string
the friendly name that identifies the group

Sample:
testgroup1
users
complex
success
list containing all the group members

  path
string
the path to the user

Sample:
/
  create_date
string
the date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format, when the user was created

Sample:
2017-02-08T04:36:28+00:00
  user_id
string
the stable and unique string identifying the user

Sample:
AIDAIZTPY123YQRS22YU2
  arn
string
the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the user

Sample:
arn:aws:iam::1234567890:user/test_user1
  user_name
string
the friendly name that identifies the user

Sample:
testgroup1


Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Nick Aslanidis (@naslanidis)
  • Maksym Postument (@infectsoldier)

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