bigip_ssl_csr – Create SSL CSR files on the BIG-IP

New in version 1.3.0.

Synopsis

  • This module will create SSL CSR files on a BIG-IP. CSRs require an associated SSL key to pre-exist on the BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
common_name
string
The certificate common name.
dest
path / required
Destination on your local filesystem when you want to save the CSR file.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the file will only be transferred if the destination does not exist.
key_name
string
The SSL key to be used to generate the CSR.
name
string / required
The name of the CSR file.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures the resource exists.
When absent, ensures the resource does not exist.

Notes

Note

  • 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 an SSL csr
  bigip_ssl_csr:
    name: csr-name
    key_name: key-name
    common_name: csr-name
    dest: /tmp/csr-name
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
common_name
string
created
The common name of the CSR file.

Sample:
csr-name
csr_name
string
created
The name of the CSR file.

Sample:
csr-name


Status

Authors

  • Nitin Khanna (@nitinthewiz)