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twilio - Sends a text message to a mobile phone through Twilio.

New in version 1.6.

Synopsis

  • Sends a text message to a phone number through the Twilio messaging API.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
account_sid
yes
user's Twilio account token found on the account page
auth_token
yes
user's Twilio authentication token
from_number
yes
the Twilio number to send the text message from, format +15551112222
media_url
no
a URL with a picture, video or sound clip to send with an MMS (multimedia message) instead of a plain SMS
msg
yes
the body of the text message
to_number
yes
one or more phone numbers to send the text message to, format +15551112222

Examples

# send an SMS about the build status to (555) 303 5681
# note: replace account_sid and auth_token values with your credentials
# and you have to have the 'from_number' on your Twilio account
- twilio:
    msg: All servers with webserver role are now configured.
    account_sid: ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    auth_token: ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    from_number: +15552014545
    to_number: +15553035681
  delegate_to: localhost

# send an SMS to multiple phone numbers about the deployment
# note: replace account_sid and auth_token values with your credentials
# and you have to have the 'from_number' on your Twilio account
- twilio:
    msg: This server configuration is now complete.
    account_sid: ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    auth_token: ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    from_number: +15553258899
    to_number:
      - +15551113232
      - +12025551235
      - +19735559010
  delegate_to: localhost

# send an MMS to a single recipient with an update on the deployment
# and an image of the results
# note: replace account_sid and auth_token values with your credentials
# and you have to have the 'from_number' on your Twilio account
- twilio:
    msg: Deployment complete!
    account_sid: ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    auth_token: ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    from_number: +15552014545
    to_number: +15553035681
    media_url: https://demo.twilio.com/logo.png
  delegate_to: localhost

Notes

Note

  • This module is non-idempotent because it sends an email through the external API. It is idempotent only in the case that the module fails.
  • Like the other notification modules, this one requires an external dependency to work. In this case, you’ll need a Twilio account with a purchased or verified phone number to send the text message.

Status

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

Support

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