Usage Examples

Verifying CLI Configuration

To confirm that you’ve properly configured awx to point at the correct AWX/Red Hat Ansible Tower host, and that your authentication credentials are correct, run:

awx config


For help configuring authentication settings with the awx CLI, see Authentication.

Printing the History of a Particular Job

To print a table containing the recent history of any jobs named Example Job Template:

awx jobs list --all --name 'Example Job Template' \
    -f human --filter 'name,created,status'

Creating and Launching a Job Template

Assuming you have an existing Inventory named Demo Inventory, here’s how you might set up a new project from a GitHub repository, and run (and monitor the output of) a playbook from that repository:

awx projects create --wait \
    --organization 1 --name='Example Project' \
    --scm_type git --scm_url '' \
    -f human
awx job_templates create \
    --name='Example Job Template' --project 'Example Project' \
    --playbook hello_world.yml --inventory 'Demo Inventory' \
    -f human
awx job_templates launch 'Example Job Template' --monitor -f human

Updating a Job Template with Extra Vars

awx job_templates modify 1 --extra_vars "@vars.yml"
awx job_templates modify 1 --extra_vars "@vars.json"

Importing an SSH Key

awx credentials create --credential_type 'Machine' \
    --name 'My SSH Key' --user 'alice' \
    --inputs '{"username": "server-login", "ssh_key_data": "@~/.ssh/id_rsa"}'


The AWX CLI doesn’t currently have official support for backing up and restoring resources (similar to tower-cli send and tower-cli receive).

If you rely on this functionality, you should continue to use tower-cli at this time.