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cs_sshkeypair - Manages SSH keys on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Create, register and remove SSH keys.
  • If no key was found and no public key was provided and a new SSH private/public key pair will be created and the private key will be returned.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
account
no
Account the public key is related to.
api_http_method
no get
  • get
  • post
HTTP method used.
api_key
no
API key of the CloudStack API.
api_region
no cloudstack
Name of the ini section in the cloustack.ini file.
api_secret
no
Secret key of the CloudStack API.
api_timeout
no 10
HTTP timeout.
api_url
no
URL of the CloudStack API e.g. https://cloud.example.com/client/api.
domain
no
Domain the public key is related to.
name
yes
Name of public key.
project
no
Name of the project the public key to be registered in.
public_key
no
String of the public key.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
State of the public key.

Examples

# create a new private / public key pair:
- cs_sshkeypair:
    name: [email protected]
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: key
- debug:
    msg: 'Private key is {{ key.private_key }}'

# remove a public key by its name:
- cs_sshkeypair:
    name: [email protected]
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

# register your existing local public key:
- cs_sshkeypair:
    name: [email protected]
    public_key: "{{ lookup('file', '~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub') }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
private_key
Private key of generated SSH keypair.
changed string -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- MII...8tO -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
id
UUID of the SSH public key.
success string a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
name
Name of the SSH public key.
success string [email protected]
fingerprint
Fingerprint of the SSH public key.
success string 86:5e:a3:e8:bd:95:7b:07:7c:c2:5c:f7:ad:8b:09:28


Notes

Note

  • Ansible uses the cs library’s configuration method if credentials are not provided by the arguments api_url, api_key, api_secret. Configuration is read from several locations, in the following order. - The CLOUDSTACK_ENDPOINT, CLOUDSTACK_KEY, CLOUDSTACK_SECRET and CLOUDSTACK_METHOD. CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT environment variables. - A CLOUDSTACK_CONFIG environment variable pointing to an .ini file, - A cloudstack.ini file in the current working directory. - A .cloudstack.ini file in the users home directory. Optionally multiple credentials and endpoints can be specified using ini sections in cloudstack.ini. Use the argument api_region to select the section name, default section is cloudstack. See https://github.com/exoscale/cs for more information.
  • A detailed guide about cloudstack modules can be found on http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/guide_cloudstack.html
  • This module supports check mode.

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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