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Feb 12, 2024

BIGIP_USER Ansible with CSV

I've been having an issue with the F5 bigip_user module and the read_csv module together.

I want to feed a list of users to the playbook that calls the bigip_user module and iterate through it to update our BIG-IP's. Everything works great except when shell=bash from the CSV. If I statically set the value to bash, the playbook runs successfully. If I set the shell to none or tmsh in the CSV the playbook finishes successfully. If I change shell=bash in the CSV, that entry fails. I've attached a screenshot of the playbook. I'm running this from CentOS 8. I'd appreciate any suggestions on what I might be missing. Thanks!



ansible [core 2.16.3]
  config file = /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg
  configured module search path = ['/root/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /root/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /root/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /bin/ansible
  python version = 3.11.5 (main, Jan 12 2024, 23:13:15) [GCC 8.5.0 20210514 (Red Hat 8.5.0-21)] (/usr/bin/python3.11)
  jinja version = 3.1.3
  libyaml = True

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  • Make sure the user has admin role, otherwise trying to use the advanced shell (bash) will not work.

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      Thank you! For sure. The user that is being used to access the bigip via Ansible has the admin role.

      • Do you also have the user set to use 'advanced shell'?