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ec2_key - maintain an ec2 key pair.

New in version 1.5.

Synopsis

  • maintains ec2 key pairs. This module has a dependency on python-boto >= 2.5

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.
force
(added in 2.3)
no True
Force overwrite of already existing key pair if key has changed.
key_material
no
Public key material.
name
yes
Name of the key pair.
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
state
no present
create or delete keypair
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.
wait
(added in 1.6)
no
Wait for the specified action to complete before returning.
wait_timeout
(added in 1.6)
no 300
How long before wait gives up, in seconds

Examples

# Note: None of these examples set aws_access_key, aws_secret_key, or region.
# It is assumed that their matching environment variables are set.

# Creates a new ec2 key pair named `example` if not present, returns generated
# private key
- name: example ec2 key
  ec2_key:
    name: example

# Creates a new ec2 key pair named `example` if not present using provided key
# material.  This could use the 'file' lookup plugin to pull this off disk.
- name: example2 ec2 key
  ec2_key:
    name: example2
    key_material: 'ssh-rsa AAAAxyz...== [email protected]'
    state: present

# Given example2 is already existing, the key will not be replaced because the
# force flag was set to `false`
- name: example2 ec2 key
  ec2_key:
    name: example2
    key_material: 'ssh-rsa AAAAxyz...== [email protected]'
    force: false
    state: present

# Creates a new ec2 key pair named `example` if not present using provided key
# material
- name: example3 ec2 key
  ec2_key:
    name: example3
    key_material: "{{ item }}"
  with_file: /path/to/public_key.id_rsa.pub

# Removes ec2 key pair by name
- name: remove example key
  ec2_key:
    name: example
    state: absent

Notes

Note

  • 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 stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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