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nxos_user - Manage the collection of local users on Nexus devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of the local usernames configured on Cisco Nexus devices. It allows playbooks to manage either individual usernames or the collection of usernames in the current running config. It also supports purging usernames from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
(added in 2.4)
The set of username objects to be configured on the remote Cisco Nexus device. The list entries can either be the username or a hash of username and properties. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

aliases: users, collection
configured_password
(added in 2.4)
The password to be configured on the network device. The password needs to be provided in cleartext and it will be encrypted on the device. Please note that this option is not same as provider password.
name
The username to be configured on the remote Cisco Nexus device. This argument accepts a string value and is mutually exclusive with the aggregate argument.
provider
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
This option is only required if you are using NX-API.
For more information please see the NXOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
username
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the nxapi authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
authorize
bool

(added in 2.5.3)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for the cli transport. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
use_proxy
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
auth_pass
(added in 2.5.3)
Default:
none
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
host
required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
timeout
(added in 2.3)
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. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).
use_ssl
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
password
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or nxapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not nxapi, this value is ignored.
port Default:
0 (use common port)
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or nxapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).
transport
required
Default:
cli
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device. The transport argument supports connectivity to the device over cli (ssh) or nxapi.
purge
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The purge argument instructs the module to consider the resource definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured usernames on the device with the exception of the `admin` user which cannot be deleted per nxos constraints.
role
The role argument configures the role for the username in the device running configuration. The argument accepts a string value defining the role name. This argument does not check if the role has been configured on the device.

aliases: roles
sshkey
The sshkey argument defines the SSH public key to configure for the username. This argument accepts a valid SSH key value.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state argument configures the state of the username definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the username(s) should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the username(s) should not be in the device active configuration
update_password
    Choices:
  • on_create
  • always ←
Since passwords are encrypted in the device running config, this argument will instruct the module when to change the password. When set to always, the password will always be updated in the device and when set to on_create the password will be updated only if the username is created.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: create a new user
  nxos_user:
    name: ansible
    sshkey: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
    state: present

- name: remove all users except admin
  nxos_user:
    purge: yes

- name: set multiple users role
  aggregate:
    - name: netop
    - name: netend
  role: network-operator
  state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['name ansible', 'name ansible password password']
delta
str
always
The time elapsed to perform all operations

Sample:
0:00:10.469466
end
str
always
The time the job ended

Sample:
2016-11-16 10:38:25.595612
start
str
always
The time the job started

Sample:
2016-11-16 10:38:15.126146


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 network which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Network Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)

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