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puppet windows firewall module

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released Jan 23rd 2017
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  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=3.7.2 <5.0.0

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thoward/windows_firewall — version 0.3.4 Jan 23rd 2017

windows_firewall

####Table of Contents

  1. Overview - What is windows_firewall module?
  2. Module Description - What does this module do?
  3. Setup - Basics of getting started with windows_firewall
  4. Usage - Classes, defined types, and their parameters available for configuration
  5. Implementation - An under-the-hood peek at what this module is doing
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Release Notes - Notes on the most recent updates to the module

##Overview This is a module that will manage the Microsoft Windows Firewall and its rules.

##Module Description

The windows_firewall module will primarily manage the state of the windows firewall application on your windows system. Also applies rules defined in hiera data source.

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##Setup

###What windows_firewall affects:

  • windows firewall profile and policy.
  • windows firewall rules.

###Beginning with windows_firewall

The windows_firewall resource allows you to manage the firewall profile state and their policy.

class { 'windows_firewall': 
    profile_state => 'on',
    in_policy     => 'BlockInbound',
    out_policy    => 'AllowOutbound',
    rule_key      => 'windows_networks',
    purge_rules   => true,
}

Windows_firewall loads rules from hiera stored as hashes using key defined in 'rule_key'.

Rules can be defined using json or yaml data resource. Below is a json example:

{
  "windows_networks": {
    "Rule 1": {
      "description": "This is rule 1.",
      "remote_addresses": "10.1.2.3,10.7.8.9",
      "local_ports": "1000,1010"
    },
    "Rule 2": {
      "description": "This is rule 2.",
      "remote_addresses": "10.4.5.6-10.4.5.150",
      "local_ports": "2000-2500"
    },
    "Rule 3": {
      "description": "This is rule 3.",
      "remote_addresses": "10.1.100.1/24",
      "local_ports": "3030",
      "interfaces": "Ethernet"
    }
  }
}

###Tools

####tools\generate_rule_definitions.ps1 Powershell script for generating JSON baseline rules from pre-existing enabled advfirewall rules on a Windows system.

####hieradata\base_windows_rules.json A pre-generated json hiera resource to get started.

##Usage

###Classes

####windows_firewall

Parameters within windows_firewall:

#####profile_state Determines whether or not service profiles are enabled. If not included, module will assume that windows firewall profiles should be enabled. Valid values are 'on' and 'off'.

#####in_policy Determines inbound policy for all profiles. If not included, module will assume that inbound policy is BlockInbound. Valid values are 'AllowInbound' and 'BlockInbound'.

#####out_policy Determines outbound policy for all profiles. If not included, module will assume that outbound policy is AllowOutbound. Valid values are 'AllowOutbound' and 'BlockOutbound'.

#####rule_key Determines what key name is used to load firewall rules from hiera.

#####purge_rules Determines whether or not to purge unmanaged firewall_rule resources on system. Valid values are 'true' and 'false'.

###Rule Parameters

Available parameters for rule definition:

#####ensure Determines whether or not the firewall exception is 'present' or 'absent'. Defaults to 'present'.

#####description A description of the rule. Defaults to ''.

#####application_name Sets path for application rule applies to. Defaults to ''.

#####service_name Sets name for service rule applies to. Defaults to ''.

#####protocol Sets the protocol to be included in rule. Following protocol names are valid:

  • 'ICMPv4'
  • 'IGMP'
  • 'TCP' (Default)
  • 'UDP'
  • 'IPv6'
  • 'IPv6Route'
  • 'IPv6Frag'
  • 'GRE'
  • 'ICMPv6'
  • 'IPv6NoNxt'
  • 'IPv6Opts'
  • 'VRRP'
  • 'PGM'
  • 'L2TP'

#####local_ports Defines local ports to be included in rule. Defaults to ''.

#####remote_ports Defines remote ports to be included in rule. Defaults to ''.

#####local_addresses Specifies local hosts that can use this rule. Defaults to ''.

#####remote_addresses Specifies remote hosts that can use this rule. Defaults to ''.

#####icmp_types_and_codes Specifies types and codes if protocol is ICMP. Format is 'Type:Code'. Do not attempt to set if protocol is not ICMP.

#####direction Sets the direction of the exception rule, either: 'In' or 'Out'. Defaults to 'In'.

#####interfaces Sets network interfaces rule applies to. Accepts a comma delimited list of network interface friendly names. Defaults to ''.

#####interface_types Sets interface types rule applies to. Following interface types are valid:

  • 'Wireless'
  • 'Lan'
  • 'RemoteAccess'
  • 'All' (Default)

Multiple types can be set by comma delimitation.

#####enabled Determines whether the exception is enabled, either: 'True' or 'False'. Defaults to 'True'.

#####grouping Defines the group name rule belongs to. Defaults to ''.

#####profiles Sets profiles rule applies to. Following profile names are valid:

  • 'Domain' (Default)
  • 'Private' (Default)
  • 'Public' (Default)

Multiple profiles can be set by comma delimitation.

#####edge_traversal Specifies whether traffic for rule traverses an edge device, either: 'True' or 'False'. Defaults to 'False'.

#####action Sets the action type of rule, either: 'Allow' or 'Block'. Defaults to 'Allow'.

#####edge_traversal_options Specifies edge traversal options. Following options are valid:

  • 'Block' (Default)
  • 'Allow'
  • 'Defer to App'
  • 'Defer to User'

##Implementation

###Custom Types

[firewall_rule]

Checks for following:

  • 'Puppet defined rule that does not match system rule counterpart property values.'
  • 'Puppet defined rule name on system does not occur more than once.'
  • 'Puppet defined rule that does not match ensured state found on system.'
$defaults = {
    protocol               => 6,
    description            => "",
    application_name       => "",
    service_name           => "",
    local_ports            => "",
    remote_ports           => "",
    local_addresses        => "",
    remote_addresses       => "",
    icmp_types_and_codes   => "",
    direction              => 1,
    interfaces             => "",
    interface_types        => 'All',
    enabled                => true,
    grouping               => "",
    profiles               => 2147483647,
    edge_traversal         => false,
    action                 => 1,
    edge_traversal_options => 0,
}

create_resources(firewall_rule, hiera_hash('windows_networks'), $defaults)

##Reference

###Classes ####Public Classes

  • windows_firewall: Main class of module for managing state of windows firewall profiles and their policies.

##Limitations

This module is tested on the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008

##Development Submit issues or pull requests to GitHub

##Release-Notes

  • 0.3.4 (robklg) - Fix escape characters in firewall rule name.
  • 0.3.3 (amgarstang) - Remove dependency on win_facts module.
  • 0.3.2 puppet notice generated on rule de-dupe.
  • 0.3.0 provider and type re-written. postrun_facts dropped. purge_rules added.
  • 0.2.1 updated JSON rule generator tool.
  • 0.2.0 updated to ruby-centric code base. Powershell dep removed.
  • 0.1.5 (pcallewaert) - fixes firewall_policy breaks facts on linux
  • 0.0.8 option to update facts post configuration added
  • 0.0.4 switch over to hiera to store rules