bigip_profile_client_ssl – Manages client SSL profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages client SSL profiles on a BIG-IP device.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
advertised_cert_authority
string
Specifies the CAs the system advertises to clients is being trusted by the profile.
allow_expired_crl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Instructs the system to use the specified CRL file even if it has expired.
allow_non_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables acceptance of non-SSL connections.
When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
cache_size
integer
added in 1.0.0
Specifies the number of sessions in the SSL session cache.
The valid value range is between 0 and 4194304 inclusive.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
cache_timeout
integer
added in 1.0.0
Specifies the timeout value in seconds of the SSL session cache entries.
Acceptable values are between 0 and 86400 inclusive.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
cert_auth_depth
integer
Specifies the maximum number of certificates to be traversed in a client certificate chain.
cert_key_chain
list / elements=dictionary
One or more certificates and keys to associate with the SSL profile. This option is always a list. The keys in the list dictate the details of the client/key/chain combination. Note that BIG-IPs can only have one of each type of each certificate/key type. This means you can only have one RSA, one DSA, and one ECDSA per profile. If you attempt to assign two RSA, DSA, or ECDSA certificate/key combo, the device rejects it.
This list is a complex list that specifies a number of keys.
cert
string / required
Specifies a certificate name for use.
chain
string
Contains a certificate chain relevant to the certificate and key mentioned previously.
This key is optional.
key
string / required
Contains a key name.
passphrase
string
Contains the passphrase of the key file, if required.
Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device. Therefore, there is no way to compare them when updating a client SSL profile. Due to this, if you specify a passphrase, this module will always register a changed event.
true_names
boolean
added in 1.1.0
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When yes, the module will not append .crt and .key extensions to the given certificate and key names.
When no, the module will append .crt and .key extensions to the given certificate and key names.
cipher_group
string
added in 1.2.0
Specifies the cipher group to assign to this profile.
When the ciphers parameter is in use, the cipher_group must be set to either none or ''.
When creating a new profile with cipher_group, if the parent profile has ciphers set by default, the cipher parameter must be set to none or '' during creation.
The parameter only works on TMOS version 13.x and later.
ciphers
string
Specifies the list of ciphers the system supports.
When the cipher_group parameter is in use, the ciphers parameter needs to be set to either none or ''.
client_auth_crl
string
Specifies the name of a file containing a list of revoked client certificates.
client_auth_frequency
string
    Choices:
  • once
  • always
Specifies the frequency of client authentication for an SSL session.
When once, specifies the system authenticates the client once for an SSL session.
When always, specifies the system authenticates the client once for an SSL session and also upon reuse of that session.
client_certificate
string
    Choices:
  • ignore
  • require
  • request
Specifies the way the system handles client certificates.
When ignore, specifies the system ignores certificates from client systems.
When require, specifies the system requires a client to present a valid certificate.
When request, specifies the system requests a valid certificate from a client but always authenticate the client.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
options
list / elements=string
    Choices:
  • netscape-reuse-cipher-change-bug
  • microsoft-big-sslv3-buffer
  • msie-sslv2-rsa-padding
  • ssleay-080-client-dh-bug
  • tls-d5-bug
  • tls-block-padding-bug
  • dont-insert-empty-fragments
  • no-ssl
  • no-dtls
  • no-session-resumption-on-renegotiation
  • no-tlsv1.1
  • no-tlsv1.2
  • no-tlsv1.3
  • single-dh-use
  • ephemeral-rsa
  • cipher-server-preference
  • tls-rollback-bug
  • no-sslv2
  • no-sslv3
  • no-tls
  • no-tlsv1
  • pkcs1-check-1
  • pkcs1-check-2
  • netscape-ca-dn-bug
  • netscape-demo-cipher-change-bug
  • none
Options the system uses for SSL processing in the form of a list. When creating a new profile, the list is provided by the parent profile.
When '' or none, all options for SSL processing are disabled.
parent
string
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the clientssl parent on the Common partition.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
provider
dictionary
added in 1.0.0
A dict object containing connection details.
auth_provider
string
Configures the auth provider for to obtain authentication tokens from the remote device.
This option is really used when working with BIG-IQ devices.
no_f5_teem
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If yes, TEEM telemetry data is not sent to F5.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_TEEM.
password
string / required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
timeout
integer
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.
transport
string
    Choices:
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
user
string / required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.
renegotiation
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables SSL renegotiation.
When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
retain_certificate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, the client certificate is retained in SSL session.
secure_renegotiation
string
    Choices:
  • require
  • require-strict
  • request
Specifies the method of secure renegotiations for SSL connections. When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
When request, the system requests secure renegotiation of SSL connections.
require is a default setting and when set, the system permits initial SSL handshakes from clients, but terminates renegotiations from unpatched clients.
With the require-strict setting, the system requires strict renegotiation of SSL connections. In this mode, the system refuses connections to insecure servers, and terminates existing SSL connections to insecure servers.
server_name
string
Specifies the fully qualified DNS hostname of the server used in Server Name Indication communications. When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
The server name can also be a wildcard string containing the asterisk * character.
sni_default
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicates the system uses this profile as the default SSL profile when there is no match to the server name, or when the client provides no SNI extension support.
When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
There can be only one SSL profile with this setting enabled.
sni_require
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Requires the network peers also provide SNI support. This setting only takes effect when sni_default is set to true.
When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures the profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.
strict_resume
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables or disables the resumption of SSL sessions after an unclean shutdown.
When creating a new profile, the setting is provided by the parent profile.
trusted_cert_authority
string
Specifies a client CA the system trusts.

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.
  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12.
  • The F5 modules only manipulate the running configuration of the F5 product. To ensure that BIG-IP specific configuration persists to disk, be sure to include at least one task that uses the f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_config module to save the running configuration. Refer to the module’s documentation for the correct usage of the module to save your running configuration.

Examples

- name: Create client SSL profile
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific ciphers
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    ciphers: "!SSLv3:!SSLv2:ECDHE+AES-GCM+SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-CBC-SHA"
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific cipher group
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    ciphers: "none"
    cipher_group: "/Common/f5-secure"
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile with specific SSL options
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    options:
      - no-sslv2
      - no-sslv3
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create client SSL profile require secure renegotiation
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    secure_renegotiation: request
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a client SSL profile with a cert/key/chain setting
  bigip_profile_client_ssl:
    state: present
    name: my_profile
    cert_key_chain:
      - cert: bigip_ssl_cert1
        key: bigip_ssl_key1
        chain: bigip_ssl_cert1
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
allow_non_ssl
boolean
changed
Acceptance of non-SSL connections.

Sample:
True
cache_size
integer
changed
Specifies the number of sessions in the SSL session cache.

Sample:
2000
cache_timeout
integer
changed
Specifies the timeout value in seconds of the SSL session cache entries.

Sample:
1800
cipher_group
string
changed
The cipher group applied to the profile.

Sample:
/Common/f5-secure
ciphers
string
changed
The ciphers applied to the profile.

Sample:
!SSLv3:!SSLv2:ECDHE+AES-GCM+SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-CBC-SHA
options
list
changed
The list of options for SSL processing.

Sample:
['no-sslv2', 'no-sslv3']
renegotiation
boolean
changed
Renegotiation of SSL sessions.

Sample:
True
secure_renegotiation
string
changed
The method of secure SSL renegotiation.

Sample:
request
strict_resume
boolean
changed
Resumption of SSL sessions after an unclean shutdown.

Sample:
True


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)