vmware_object_role_permission – Manage local roles on an ESXi host

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to manage object permissions on the given host.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
group
-
The group to be assigned permission.
Required if principal is not specified.
hostname
string
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
object_name
- / required
The object name to assigned permission.
object_type
-
    Choices:
  • Folder ←
  • VirtualMachine
  • Datacenter
  • ResourcePool
  • Datastore
  • Network
  • HostSystem
  • ComputeResource
  • ClusterComputeResource
  • DistributedVirtualSwitch
The object type being targeted.
password
string
The password of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
added in 2.5
Default:
443
The port number of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
principal
-
The user to be assigned permission.
Required if group is not specified.
recursive
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Should the permissions be recursively applied.
role
- / required
The role to be assigned permission.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the object's permission.
When state=present, the permission will be added if it doesn't already exist.
When state=absent, the permission is removed if it exists.
username
string
The username of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on ESXi 6.5, vSphere 6.7
  • The ESXi login user must have the appropriate rights to administer permissions.
  • Permissions for a distributed switch must be defined and managed on either the datacenter or a folder containing the switch.

Examples

- name: Assign user to VM folder
  vmware_object_role_permission:
    role: Admin
    principal: user_bob
    object_name: services
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove user from VM folder
  vmware_object_role_permission:
    role: Admin
    principal: user_bob
    object_name: services
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign finance group to VM folder
  vmware_object_role_permission:
    role: Limited Users
    group: finance
    object_name: Accounts
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign view_user Read Only permission at root folder
  vmware_object_role_permission:
    role: ReadOnly
    principal: view_user
    object_name: rootFolder
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
whether or not a change was made to the object's role



Status

Authors

  • Derek Rushing (@kryptsi)
  • Joseph Andreatta (@vmwjoseph)

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