ipa_user – Manage FreeIPA users

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Add, modify and delete user within IPA server

Requirements

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

  • base64
  • hashlib

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
displayname
-
Display name
gidnumber
-
added in 2.5
Posix Group ID
givenname
-
First name
ipa_host
string
Default:
"ipa.example.com"
IP or hostname of IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_HOST will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_HOST and the value are not specified in the task, then DNS will be used to try to discover the FreeIPA server.
The relevant entry needed in FreeIPA is the 'ipa-ca' entry.
If neither the DNS entry, nor the environment IPA_HOST, nor the value are available in the task, then the default value will be used.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_pass
string / required
Password of administrative user.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PASS will be used instead.
Note that if the 'urllib_gssapi' library is available, it is possible to use GSSAPI to authenticate to FreeIPA.
If the environment variable KRB5CCNAME is available, the module will use this kerberos credentials cache to authenticate to the FreeIPA server.
If the environment variable KRB5_CLIENT_KTNAME is available, and KRB5CCNAME is not; the module will use this kerberos keytab to authenticate.
If GSSAPI is not available, the usage of 'ipa_pass' is required.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_port
integer
Default:
443
Port of FreeIPA / IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PORT will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_PORT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_prot
string
    Choices:
  • http
  • https ←
Protocol used by IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_PROT will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_PROT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
ipa_timeout
integer
added in 2.7
Default:
10
Specifies idle timeout (in seconds) for the connection.
For bulk operations, you may want to increase this in order to avoid timeout from IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_TIMEOUT will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_TIMEOUT and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
ipa_user
string
Default:
"admin"
Administrative account used on IPA server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable IPA_USER will be used instead.
If both the environment variable IPA_USER and the value are not specified in the task, then default value is set.
Environment variable fallback mechanism is added in Ansible 2.5.
krbpasswordexpiration
-
added in 2.5
Date at which the user password will expire
In the format YYYYMMddHHmmss
e.g. 20180121182022 will expire on 21 January 2018 at 18:20:22
loginshell
-
Login shell
mail
-
List of mail addresses assigned to the user.
If an empty list is passed all assigned email addresses will be deleted.
If None is passed email addresses will not be checked or changed.
password
-
Password for a user. Will not be set for an existing user unless update_password is set to always, which is the default.
sn
-
Surname
sshpubkey
-
List of public SSH key.
If an empty list is passed all assigned public keys will be deleted.
If None is passed SSH public keys will not be checked or changed.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • enabled
  • disabled
State to ensure
telephonenumber
-
List of telephone numbers assigned to the user.
If an empty list is passed all assigned telephone numbers will be deleted.
If None is passed telephone numbers will not be checked or changed.
title
-
Title
uid
- / required
uid of the user

aliases: name
uidnumber
-
added in 2.5
Account Settings UID/Posix User ID number
update_password
string
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • always ←
  • on_create
Set password for a user.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
This only applies if ipa_prot is https.
If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Examples

# Ensure pinky is present and always reset password
- ipa_user:
    name: pinky
    state: present
    krbpasswordexpiration: 20200119235959
    givenname: Pinky
    sn: Acme
    mail:
    - [email protected]
    telephonenumber:
    - '+555123456'
    sshpubkey:
    - ssh-rsa ....
    - ssh-dsa ....
    uidnumber: 1001
    gidnumber: 100
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure brain is absent
- ipa_user:
    name: brain
    state: absent
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret

# Ensure pinky is present but don't reset password if already exists
- ipa_user:
    name: pinky
    state: present
    givenname: Pinky
    sn: Acme
    password: zounds
    ipa_host: ipa.example.com
    ipa_user: admin
    ipa_pass: topsecret
    update_password: on_create

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
user
dictionary
always
User as returned by IPA API



Status

Authors

  • Thomas Krahn (@Nosmoht)

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