Ansible -Setup

L1 Bithead

Ansible -Setup



I am struggling with the basic setup.

I can use curl to verify I have a user and password that works, but curl can ignore the certificate.

Is there a way for ansible-pan to ignore it as well?


Thanks for your help!

L0 Member

Re: Ansible -Setup

Are you MiTM the connection? I guess I am really asking why are you having to ignore the certificate?

L1 Bithead

Re: Ansible -Setup

I found out you have to use a valid certificate.  Either accept the cert by manually updating the keystore or use a trusted CA.  We had a wildcard cert and once that was applied the connections started working and I can manage the firewall with ansible.



L0 Member

Re: Ansible -Setup

If you are on RedHat or Centos, the easiest way to do this is to export the following environment variable before you run your playbook:



This works with virtual environments as well.

L1 Bithead

Re: Ansible -Setup

That is valid however I would not recommend it. 

This is a global setting and could be a security risk.

Here are some alternatives that I have used.

1. Use a valid cert

2. Use a SSC and add it to the key store on the server

3. Use the URI ansible module and set validate_certs=no


I'm sure there are many others that could be used.

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