fortios_system_replacemsg_mm1 – Replacement messages in Fortinet’s FortiOS and FortiGate.

New in version 2.0.0.


  • This module is able to configure a FortiGate or FortiOS (FOS) device by allowing the user to set and modify system_replacemsg feature and mm1 category. Examples include all parameters and values need to be adjusted to datasources before usage. Tested with FOS v6.0.0


The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ansible>=2.15


Using member operation to add an element to an existing object.

FortiOS Version Compatibility

Supported Version Ranges: v6.0.0 -> v6.2.7


  • access_token - Token-based authentication. Generated from GUI of Fortigate. type: str required: false
  • enable_log - Enable/Disable logging for task. type: bool required: false default: False
  • vdom - Virtual domain, among those defined previously. A vdom is a virtual instance of the FortiGate that can be configured and used as a different unit. type: str default: root
  • member_path - Member attribute path to operate on. type: str
  • member_state - Add or delete a member under specified attribute path. type: str choices: present, absent
  • state - Indicates whether to create or remove the object. type: str required: true choices: present, absent
  • system_replacemsg_mm1 - Replacement messages. type: dict more...
    • add_smil - add message encapsulation type: str choices: enable, disable more...
    • charset - character encoding used for replacement message type: str choices: utf-8, us-ascii more...
    • class - message class type: str choices: not-included, personal, advertisement, information, automatic more...
    • format - Format flag. type: str choices: none, text, html, wml more...
    • fos_message - message text type: str more...
    • from - from address type: str more...
    • from_sender - notification message sent from recipient type: str choices: enable, disable more...
    • header - Header flag. type: str choices: none, http, 8bit more...
    • image - Message string. Source type: str more...
    • msg_type - Message type. type: str required: true more...
    • priority - message priority type: str choices: not-included, low, normal, high more...
    • rsp_status - response status code type: str choices: ok, err-unspecified, err-srv-denied, err-msg-fmt-corrupt, err-snd-addr-unresolv, err-msg-not-found, err-net-prob, err-content-not-accept, err-unsupp-msg more...
    • rsp_text - response text type: str more...
    • sender_visibility - sender visibility type: str choices: not-specified, show, hide more...
    • smil_part - message encapsulation text type: str more...
    • subject - subject text string type: str more...



  • Legacy fortiosapi has been deprecated, httpapi is the preferred way to run playbooks


- name: Replacement messages.
      vdom: "{{ vdom }}"
      state: "present"
      access_token: "<your_own_value>"
          add_smil: "enable"
          charset: "utf-8"
          class: "not-included"
          format: "none"
          fos_message: "<your_own_value>"
          from: "<your_own_value>"
          from_sender: "enable"
          header: "none"
          image: "<your_own_value> (source"
          msg_type: "<your_own_value>"
          priority: "not-included"
          rsp_status: "ok"
          rsp_text: "<your_own_value>"
          sender_visibility: "not-specified"
          smil_part: "<your_own_value>"
          subject: "<your_own_value>"

Return Values

Common return values are documented:, the following are the fields unique to this module:

  • build - Build number of the fortigate image returned: always type: str sample: 1547
  • http_method - Last method used to provision the content into FortiGate returned: always type: str sample: PUT
  • http_status - Last result given by FortiGate on last operation applied returned: always type: str sample: 200
  • mkey - Master key (id) used in the last call to FortiGate returned: success type: str sample: id
  • name - Name of the table used to fulfill the request returned: always type: str sample: urlfilter
  • path - Path of the table used to fulfill the request returned: always type: str sample: webfilter
  • revision - Internal revision number returned: always type: str sample:
  • serial - Serial number of the unit returned: always type: str sample: FGVMEVYYQT3AB5352
  • status - Indication of the operation's result returned: always type: str sample: success
  • vdom - Virtual domain used returned: always type: str sample: root
  • version - Version of the FortiGate returned: always type: str sample: v5.6.3


  • This module is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.


  • Link Zheng (@chillancezen)

  • Jie Xue (@JieX19)

  • Hongbin Lu (@fgtdev-hblu)

  • Frank Shen (@frankshen01)

  • Miguel Angel Munoz (@mamunozgonzalez)

  • Nicolas Thomas (@thomnico)


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