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import_role - Import a role into a play

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Much like the roles: keyword, this task loads a role, but it allows you to control it when the role tasks run in between other tasks of the play.
  • Most keywords, loops and conditionals will only be applied to the imported tasks, not to this statement itself. If you want the opposite behavior, use include_role instead. To better understand the difference you can read the Including and Importing Guide.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allow_duplicates Default:
yes
Overrides the role's metadata setting to allow using a role more than once with the same parameters.
defaults_from Default:
main
File to load from a role's defaults/ directory.
name
required
The name of the role to be executed.
private Default:
None
If True the variables from defaults/ and vars/ in a role will not be made available to the rest of the play.
tasks_from Default:
main
File to load from a role's tasks/ directory.
vars_from Default:
main
File to load from a role's vars/ directory.

Notes

Note

  • Handlers are made available to the whole play.

Examples

- hosts: all
  tasks:
    - import_role:
        name: myrole

    - name: Run tasks/other.yaml instead of 'main'
      import_role:
        name: myrole
        tasks_from: other

    - name: Pass variables to role
      import_role:
        name: myrole
      vars:
        rolevar1: value from task

    - name: Apply loop to each task in role
      import_role:
        name: myrole
      with_items:
        - '{{ roleinput1 }}'
        - '{{ roleinput2 }}'
      loop_control:
        loop_var: roleinputvar

    - name: Apply condition to each task in role
      import_role:
        name: myrole
      when: not idontwanttorun

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

  • Ansible Core Team (@ansible)

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