win_uri – Interacts with webservices

New in version 2.1.

Synopsis

  • Interacts with FTP, HTTP and HTTPS web services.
  • Supports Digest, Basic and WSSE HTTP authentication mechanisms.
  • For non-Windows targets, use the uri module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
body
raw
The body of the HTTP request/response to the web service.
client_cert
path
added in 2.4
Specifies the client certificate (.pfx) that is used for a secure web request.
The WinRM connection must be authenticated with CredSSP if the certificate file is not password protected.
Other authentication types can set client_cert_password when the cert is password protected.
client_cert_password
string
added in 2.5
The password for the client certificate (.pfx) file that is used for a secure web request.
content_type
string
Sets the "Content-Type" header.
creates
path
added in 2.4
A filename, when it already exists, this step will be skipped.
dest
path
added in 2.3
Output the response body to a file.
follow_redirects
string
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • all
  • none
  • safe ←
Whether or not the win_uri module should follow redirects.
all will follow all redirects.
none will not follow any redirects.
safe will follow only "safe" redirects, where "safe" means that the client is only doing a GET or HEAD on the URI to which it is being redirected.
force_basic_auth
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
By default the authentication information is only sent when a webservice responds to an initial request with a 401 status. Since some basic auth services do not properly send a 401, logins will fail.
This option forces the sending of the Basic authentication header upon the initial request.
headers
dictionary
Extra headers to set on the request, see the examples for more details on how to set this.
maximum_redirection
integer
added in 2.4
Default:
50
Specifies how many times win_uri redirects a connection to an alternate Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) before the connection fails.
If maximum_redirection is set to 0 (zero) or follow_redirects is set to none, or set to safe when not doing GET or HEAD it prevents all redirection.
method
string
Default:
"GET"
The HTTP Method of the request or response.
password
string
added in 2.4
Password to use for authentication.
removes
path
added in 2.4
A filename, when it does not exist, this step will be skipped.
return_content
boolean
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether or not to return the body of the response as a "content" key in the dictionary result. If the reported Content-type is "application/json", then the JSON is additionally loaded into a key called json in the dictionary results.
status_code
list
added in 2.4
Default:
[200]
A valid, numeric, HTTP status code that signifies success of the request.
Can also be comma separated list of status codes.
timeout
integer
added in 2.4
Default:
30
Specifies how long the request can be pending before it times out (in seconds).
The value 0 (zero) specifies an indefinite time-out.
A Domain Name System (DNS) query can take up to 15 seconds to return or time out. If your request contains a host name that requires resolution, and you set timeout to a value greater than zero, but less than 15 seconds, it can take 15 seconds or more before your request times out.
url
string / required
Supports FTP, HTTP or HTTPS URLs in the form of (ftp|http|https)://host.domain:port/path.
user
string
added in 2.4
Username to use for authentication.
validate_certs
boolean
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

See Also

See also

uri – Interacts with webservices
The official documentation on the uri module.
win_get_url – Downloads file from HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP to node
The official documentation on the win_get_url module.

Examples

- name: Perform a GET and Store Output
  win_uri:
    url: http://example.com/endpoint
  register: http_output

# Set a HOST header to hit an internal webserver:
- name: Hit a Specific Host on the Server
  win_uri:
    url: http://example.com/
    method: GET
    headers:
      host: www.somesite.com

- name: Perform a HEAD on an Endpoint
  win_uri:
    url: http://www.example.com/
    method: HEAD

- name: POST a Body to an Endpoint
  win_uri:
    url: http://www.somesite.com/
    method: POST
    body: "{ 'some': 'json' }"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
content
string
success and return_content is True
The raw content of the HTTP response.

Sample:
{"foo": "bar"}
content_length
integer
success
The byte size of the response.

Sample:
54447
elapsed
float
always
The number of seconds that elapsed while performing the download.

Sample:
23.2
json
dictionary
success and Content-Type is "application/json" or "application/javascript" and return_content is True
The json structure returned under content as a dictionary.

Sample:
{'this-is-dependent': 'on the actual return content'}
status_code
integer
success
The HTTP Status Code of the response.

Sample:
200
status_description
string
success
A summary of the status.

Sample:
OK
url
string
always
The Target URL.

Sample:
https://www.ansible.com


Status

Authors

  • Corwin Brown (@blakfeld)
  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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