win_rds_cap – Manage Connection Authorization Policies (CAP) on a Remote Desktop Gateway server

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Creates, removes and configures a Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP).
  • A RD CAP allows you to specify the users who can connect to a Remote Desktop Gateway server.

Requirements

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

  • Windows Server 2008R2 (6.1) or higher.
  • The Windows Feature “RDS-Gateway” must be enabled.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allow_only_sdrts_servers
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether connections are allowed only to Remote Desktop Session Host servers that enforce Remote Desktop Gateway redirection policy.
auth_method
string
    Choices:
  • both
  • none
  • password
  • smartcard
Specifies how the RD Gateway server authenticates users.
When a new CAP is created, the default value is password.
computer_groups
list
A list of computer groups that is allowed to connect to the Remote Gateway server.
idle_timeout
integer
Specifies the time interval, in minutes, after which an idle session is disconnected.
A value of zero disables idle timeout.
name
string / required
Name of the connection authorization policy.
order
integer
Evaluation order of the policy.
The CAP in which order is set to a value of '1' is evaluated first.
By default, a newly created CAP will take the first position.
If the given value exceed the total number of existing policies, the policy will take the last position but the evaluation order will be capped to this number.
redirect_clipboard
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow clipboard redirection.
redirect_drives
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow disk drive redirection.
redirect_pnp
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow Plug and Play devices redirection.
redirect_printers
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow printers redirection.
redirect_serial
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow serial port redirection.
session_timeout
integer
The maximum time, in minutes, that a session can be idle.
A value of zero disables session timeout.
session_timeout_action
string
    Choices:
  • disconnect ←
  • reauth
The action the server takes when a session times out.
disconnect: disconnect the session.
reauth: silently reauthenticate and reauthorize the session.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • present ←
The state of connection authorization policy.
If absent will ensure the policy is removed.
If present will ensure the policy is configured and exists.
If enabled will ensure the policy is configured, exists and enabled.
If disabled will ensure the policy is configured, exists, but disabled.
user_groups
list
A list of user groups that is allowed to connect to the Remote Gateway server.
Required when a new CAP is created.

Examples

- name: Create a new RDS CAP with a 30 minutes timeout and clipboard redirection enabled
  win_rds_cap:
    name: My CAP
    user_groups:
      - BUILTIN\users
    session_timeout: 30
    session_timeout_action: disconnect
    allow_only_sdrts_servers: yes
    redirect_clipboard: yes
    redirect_drives: no
    redirect_printers: no
    redirect_serial: no
    redirect_pnp: no
    state: enabled

Status

Authors

  • Kevin Subileau (@ksubileau)

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