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iam_role - Manage AWS IAM roles

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage AWS IAM roles

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
assume_role_policy_document
The trust relationship policy document that grants an entity permission to assume the role.
This parameter is required when state=present.
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
boundary
(added in 2.7)
Add the ARN of an IAM managed policy to restrict the permissions this role can pass on to IAM roles/users that it creates.
Boundaries cannot be set on Instance Profiles, so if this option is specified then create_instance_profile must be false.
This is intended for roles/users that have permissions to create new IAM objects.

aliases: boundary_policy_arn
create_instance_profile
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Creates an IAM instance profile along with the role
description
(added in 2.5)
Provide a description of the new role
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, since Ansible 2.4, a list of either managed policy ARNs or friendly names. To embed an inline policy, use iam_policy. To remove existing policies, use an empty list item.

aliases: managed_policies
name
required
The name of the role to create.
path Default:
/
The path to the role. For more information about paths, see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/reference_identifiers.html.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
purge_policies
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Detaches any managed policies not listed in the "managed_policy" option. Set to false if you want to attach policies elsewhere.
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Create or remove the IAM role
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.

- name: Create a role with description
  iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file','policy.json') }}"
    description: This is My New Role

- name: "Create a role and attach a managed policy called 'PowerUserAccess'"
  iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file','policy.json') }}"
    managed_policy:
      - arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/PowerUserAccess

- name: Keep the role created above but remove all managed policies
  iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file','policy.json') }}"
    managed_policy:
      -

- name: Delete the role
  iam_role:
    name: mynewrole
    assume_role_policy_document: "{{ lookup('file', 'policy.json') }}"
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
iam_role
complex
success
dictionary containing the IAM Role data

  attached_policies
list
always
a list of dicts containing the name and ARN of the managed IAM policies attached to the role

Sample:
[{'policy_arn': 'arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/PowerUserAccess', 'policy_name': 'PowerUserAccess'}]
  assume_role_policy_document
string
always
the policy that grants an entity permission to assume the role

Sample:
{'version': '2012-10-17', 'statement': [{'action': 'sts:AssumeRole', 'principal': {'service': 'ec2.amazonaws.com'}, 'effect': 'Allow', 'sid': ''}]}
  role_name
string
always
the friendly name that identifies the role

Sample:
myrole
  create_date
string
always
the date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format, when the role was created

Sample:
2016-08-14T04:36:28+00:00
  path
string
always
the path to the role

Sample:
/
  arn
string
always
the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) specifying the role

Sample:
arn:aws:iam::1234567890:role/mynewrole
  role_id
string
always
the stable and unique string identifying the role

Sample:
ABCDEFF4EZ4ABCDEFV4ZC


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

  • Rob White (@wimnat)

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