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apt_key - Add or remove an apt key

Synopsis

  • Add or remove an apt key, optionally downloading it.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
The keyfile contents to add to the keyring.
file
The path to a keyfile on the remote server to add to the keyring.
id
The identifier of the key.
Including this allows check mode to correctly report the changed state.
If specifying a subkey's id be aware that apt-key does not understand how to remove keys via a subkey id. Specify the primary key's id instead.
This parameter is required when state is set to absent.
keyring
(added in 1.3)
The path to specific keyring file in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
keyserver
(added in 1.6)
The keyserver to retrieve key from.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Ensures that the key is present (added) or absent (revoked).
url
The URL to retrieve key from.
validate_certs
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates for the target url will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • Doesn’t download the key unless it really needs it.
  • As a sanity check, downloaded key id must match the one specified.
  • Best practice is to specify the key id and the URL.

Examples

- name: Add an apt key by id from a keyserver
  apt_key:
    keyserver: keyserver.ubuntu.com
    id: 36A1D7869245C8950F966E92D8576A8BA88D21E9

- name: Add an Apt signing key, uses whichever key is at the URL
  apt_key:
    url: https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys/archive-key-6.0.asc
    state: present

- name: Add an Apt signing key, will not download if present
  apt_key:
    id: 473041FA
    url: https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys/archive-key-6.0.asc
    state: present

- name: Remove a Apt specific signing key, leading 0x is valid
  apt_key:
    id: 0x473041FA
    state: absent

# Use armored file since utf-8 string is expected. Must be of "PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK" type.
- name: Add a key from a file on the Ansible server.
  apt_key:
    data: "{{ lookup('file', 'apt.asc') }}"
    state: present

- name: Add an Apt signing key to a specific keyring file
  apt_key:
    id: 473041FA
    url: https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys/archive-key-6.0.asc
    keyring: /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/debian.gpg

- name: Add Apt signing key on remote server to keyring
  apt_key:
    id: 473041FA
    file: /tmp/apt.gpg
    state: present

Status

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

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Jayson Vantuyl (@jvantuyl)

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