openssl_csr_info – Provide information of OpenSSL Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module allows one to query information on OpenSSL Certificate Signing Requests (CSR).
  • In case the CSR signature cannot be validated, the module will fail. In this case, all return variables are still returned.
  • It uses the pyOpenSSL or cryptography python library to interact with OpenSSL. If both the cryptography and PyOpenSSL libraries are available (and meet the minimum version requirements) cryptography will be preferred as a backend over PyOpenSSL (unless the backend is forced with select_crypto_backend). Please note that the PyOpenSSL backend was deprecated in Ansible 2.9 and will be removed in Ansible 2.13.

Requirements

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

  • PyOpenSSL >= 0.15 or cryptography >= 1.3

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
path
path / required
Remote absolute path where the CSR file is loaded from.
select_crypto_backend
string
    Choices:
  • auto ←
  • cryptography
  • pyopenssl
Determines which crypto backend to use.
The default choice is auto, which tries to use cryptography if available, and falls back to pyopenssl.
If set to pyopenssl, will try to use the pyOpenSSL library.
If set to cryptography, will try to use the cryptography library.
Please note that the pyopenssl backend has been deprecated in Ansible 2.9, and will be removed in Ansible 2.13. From that point on, only the cryptography backend will be available.

See Also

See also

openssl_csr – Generate OpenSSL Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
The official documentation on the openssl_csr module.

Examples

- name: Generate an OpenSSL Certificate Signing Request
  openssl_csr:
    path: /etc/ssl/csr/www.ansible.com.csr
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
    common_name: www.ansible.com

- name: Get information on the CSR
  openssl_csr_info:
    path: /etc/ssl/csr/www.ansible.com.csr
  register: result

- name: Dump information
  debug:
    var: result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
authority_cert_issuer
list / elements=string
added in 2.9
success and if the pyOpenSSL backend is not used
The CSR's authority cert issuer as a list of general names.
Is none if the AuthorityKeyIdentifier extension is not present.

Sample:
[DNS:www.ansible.com, IP:1.2.3.4]
authority_cert_serial_number
integer
added in 2.9
success and if the pyOpenSSL backend is not used
The CSR's authority cert serial number.
Is none if the AuthorityKeyIdentifier extension is not present.

Sample:
12345
authority_key_identifier
string
added in 2.9
success and if the pyOpenSSL backend is not used
The CSR's authority key identifier.
The identifier is returned in hexadecimal, with : used to separate bytes.
Is none if the AuthorityKeyIdentifier extension is not present.

Sample:
00:11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88:99:aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff:00:11:22:33
basic_constraints
list / elements=string
success
Entries in the basic_constraints extension, or none if extension is not present.

Sample:
[CA:TRUE, pathlen:1]
basic_constraints_critical
boolean
success
Whether the basic_constraints extension is critical.

extended_key_usage
list / elements=string
success
Entries in the extended_key_usage extension, or none if extension is not present.

Sample:
[Biometric Info, DVCS, Time Stamping]
extended_key_usage_critical
boolean
success
Whether the extended_key_usage extension is critical.

extensions_by_oid
dictionary
success
Returns a dictionary for every extension OID

Sample:
{"1.3.6.1.5.5.7.1.24": { "critical": false, "value": "MAMCAQU="}}
  critical
boolean
success
Whether the extension is critical.

  value
string
success
The Base64 encoded value (in DER format) of the extension

Sample:
MAMCAQU=
key_usage
string
success
Entries in the key_usage extension, or none if extension is not present.

Sample:
[Key Agreement, Data Encipherment]
key_usage_critical
boolean
success
Whether the key_usage extension is critical.

ocsp_must_staple
boolean
success
yes if the OCSP Must Staple extension is present, none otherwise.

ocsp_must_staple_critical
boolean
success
Whether the ocsp_must_staple extension is critical.

public_key
string
success
CSR's public key in PEM format

Sample:
-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY----- MIICIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAg8A...
public_key_fingerprints
dictionary
success
Fingerprints of CSR's public key.
For every hash algorithm available, the fingerprint is computed.

Sample:
{'sha256': 'd4:b3:aa:6d:c8:04:ce:4e:ba:f6:29:4d:92:a3:94:b0:c2:ff:bd:bf:33:63:11:43:34:0f:51:b0:95:09:2f:63', 'sha512': 'f7:07:4a:f0:b0:f0:e6:8b:95:5f:f9:e6:61:0a:32:68:f1...
signature_valid
boolean
success
Whether the CSR's signature is valid.
In case the check returns no, the module will fail.

subject
dictionary
success
The CSR's subject as a dictionary.
Note that for repeated values, only the last one will be returned.

Sample:
{"commonName": "www.example.com", "emailAddress": "[email protected]"}
subject_alt_name
list / elements=string
success
Entries in the subject_alt_name extension, or none if extension is not present.

Sample:
[DNS:www.ansible.com, IP:1.2.3.4]
subject_alt_name_critical
boolean
success
Whether the subject_alt_name extension is critical.

subject_key_identifier
string
added in 2.9
success and if the pyOpenSSL backend is not used
The CSR's subject key identifier.
The identifier is returned in hexadecimal, with : used to separate bytes.
Is none if the SubjectKeyIdentifier extension is not present.

Sample:
00:11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88:99:aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff:00:11:22:33
subject_ordered
list / elements=list
added in 2.9
success
The CSR's subject as an ordered list of tuples.

Sample:
[["commonName", "www.example.com"], ["emailAddress": "[email protected]"]]


Status

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)
  • Yanis Guenane (@Spredzy)

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