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ec2_group_facts - Gather facts about ec2 security groups in AWS.

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Gather facts about ec2 security groups in AWS.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
aws_access_key
no
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
no
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
ec2_url
no
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
filters
no
A dict of filters to apply. Each dict item consists of a filter key and a filter value. See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/APIReference/API_DescribeSecurityGroups.html for possible filters. Filter names and values are case sensitive. You can also use underscores (_) instead of dashes (-) in the filter keys, which will take precedence in case of conflict.
profile
(added in 1.6)
no
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
no
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
no
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
validate_certs
(added in 1.5)
no yes
  • yes
  • no
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

# Gather facts about all security groups
- ec2_group_facts:

# Gather facts about all security groups in a specific VPC
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      vpc-id: vpc-12345678

# Gather facts about all security groups in a specific VPC
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      vpc-id: vpc-12345678

# Gather facts about a security group
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      group-name: example-1

# Gather facts about a security group by id
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      group-id: sg-12345678

# Gather facts about a security group with multiple filters, also mixing the use of underscores as filter keys
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      group_id: sg-12345678
      vpc-id: vpc-12345678

# Gather facts about various security groups
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      group-name:
        - example-1
        - example-2
        - example-3

# Gather facts about any security group with a tag key Name and value Example. The quotes around 'tag:name' are important because of the colon in the value
- ec2_group_facts:
    filters:
      "tag:Name": Example

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
security_groups Security groups that match the provided filters. Each element consists of a dict with all the information related to that security group. always list None


Notes

Note

  • By default, the module will return all security groups. To limit results use the appropriate filters.
  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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