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netscaler_ssl_certkey – Manage ssl cerificate keys

New in version 2.4.0.

Synopsis

  • Manage ssl cerificate keys.

Requirements

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

  • nitro python sdk

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cert
-
Name of and, optionally, path to the X509 certificate file that is used to form the certificate-key pair. The certificate file should be present on the appliance's hard-disk drive or solid-state drive. Storing a certificate in any location other than the default might cause inconsistency in a high availability setup. /nsconfig/ssl/ is the default path.
Minimum length = 1
certkey
-
Name for the certificate and private-key pair. Must begin with an ASCII alphanumeric or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space , colon :, at @, equals =, and hyphen - characters. Cannot be changed after the certificate-key pair is created.
The following requirement applies only to the NetScaler CLI:
If the name includes one or more spaces, enclose the name in double or single quotation marks (for example, "my cert" or 'my cert').
Minimum length = 1
expirymonitor
-
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
Issue an alert when the certificate is about to expire.
inform
-
    Choices:
  • DER
  • PEM
  • PFX
Input format of the certificate and the private-key files. The three formats supported by the appliance are:
PEM - Privacy Enhanced Mail
DER - Distinguished Encoding Rule
PFX - Personal Information Exchange.
key
-
Name of and, optionally, path to the private-key file that is used to form the certificate-key pair. The certificate file should be present on the appliance's hard-disk drive or solid-state drive. Storing a certificate in any location other than the default might cause inconsistency in a high availability setup. /nsconfig/ssl/ is the default path.
Minimum length = 1
nitro_pass
string / required
The password with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.
nitro_protocol
string
    Choices:
  • http ←
  • https
Which protocol to use when accessing the nitro API objects.
nitro_timeout
float
Default:
310
Time in seconds until a timeout error is thrown when establishing a new session with Netscaler
nitro_user
string / required
The username with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.
notificationperiod
-
Time, in number of days, before certificate expiration, at which to generate an alert that the certificate is about to expire.
Minimum value = 10
Maximum value = 100
nsip
string / required
The ip address of the netscaler appliance where the nitro API calls will be made.
The port can be specified with the colon (:). E.g. 192.168.1.1:555.
passplain
-
Pass phrase used to encrypt the private-key. Required when adding an encrypted private-key in PEM format.
Minimum length = 1
password
-
Passphrase that was used to encrypt the private-key. Use this option to load encrypted private-keys in PEM format.
save_config
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If yes the module will save the configuration on the netscaler node if it makes any changes.
The module will not save the configuration on the netscaler node if it made no changes.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the resource being configured by the module on the netscaler node.
When present the resource will be created if needed and configured according to the module's parameters.
When absent the resource will be deleted from the netscaler node.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Setup ssl certkey
  delegate_to: localhost
  netscaler_ssl_certkey:
    nitro_user: nsroot
    nitro_pass: nsroot
    nsip: 172.18.0.2

    certkey: certirificate_1
    cert: server.crt
    key: server.key
    expirymonitor: enabled
    notificationperiod: 30
    inform: PEM
    password: False
    passplain: somesecret

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
diff
dictionary
failure
List of differences between the actual configured object and the configuration specified in the module

Sample:
{ 'targetlbvserver': 'difference. ours: (str) server1 other: (str) server2' }
loglines
list
always
list of logged messages by the module

Sample:
['message 1', 'message 2']
msg
string
failure
Message detailing the failure reason

Sample:
Action does not exist


Status

Authors

  • George Nikolopoulos (@giorgos-nikolopoulos)

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