import_role – Import a role into a play¶
New in version 2.4.
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.
Handlers are made available to the whole play.
Since Ansible 2.7 variables defined in
defaultsfor the role are exposed at playbook parsing time. Due to this, these variables will be accessible to roles and tasks executed before the location of the import_role task.
Unlike include_role variable exposure is not configurable, and will always be exposed.
- import_playbook – Import a playbook
The official documentation on the import_playbook module.
- import_tasks – Import a task list
The official documentation on the import_tasks module.
- include_role – Load and execute a role
The official documentation on the include_role module.
- include_tasks – Dynamically include a task list
The official documentation on the include_tasks module.
- Including and Importing
More information related to including and importing playbooks, roles and tasks.
- 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 condition to each task in role import_role: name: myrole when: not idontwanttorun