amazon.aws.lambda_execute module – Execute an AWS Lambda function

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 7.0.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install amazon.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.lambda_execute.

New in amazon.aws 5.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module executes AWS Lambda functions, allowing synchronous and asynchronous invocation.

  • Prior to release 5.0.0 this module was called community.aws.execute_lambda. The usage did not change.

  • This module was originally added to community.aws in release 1.0.0.

Aliases: execute_lambda

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.26.0

  • botocore >= 1.29.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

dry_run

boolean

Do not *actually* invoke the function. A DryRun call will check that the caller has permissions to call the function, especially for checking cross-account permissions.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

function_arn

string

The name of the function to be invoked

name

string

The name of the function to be invoked. This can only be used for invocations within the calling account. To invoke a function in another account, use function_arn to specify the full ARN.

payload

dictionary

A dictionary in any form to be provided as input to the Lambda function.

Default: {}

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

tail_log

boolean

If tail_log=true, the result of the task will include the last 4 KB of the CloudWatch log for the function execution. Log tailing only works if you use synchronous invocation wait=true. This is usually used for development or testing Lambdas.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

version_qualifier

string

Which version/alias of the function to run. This defaults to the LATEST revision, but can be set to any existing version or alias. See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lambda/latest/dg/versioning-aliases.html for details.

wait

boolean

Whether to wait for the function results or not. If wait=no the task will not return any results. To wait for the Lambda function to complete, set wait=true and the result will be available in the output key.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Async invocation will always return an empty output key.

  • Synchronous invocation may result in a function timeout, resulting in an empty output key.

  • Caution: For modules, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. As such, files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’. For lookup and connection plugins, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘controller’ context and not the ‘host’ context.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

- amazon.aws.lambda_execute:
    name: test-function
    # the payload is automatically serialized and sent to the function
    payload:
      foo: bar
      value: 8
  register: response

# Test that you have sufficient permissions to execute a Lambda function in
# another account
- amazon.aws.lambda_execute:
    function_arn: arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:123456789012:function/some-function
    dry_run: true

- amazon.aws.lambda_execute:
    name: test-function
    payload:
      foo: bar
      value: 8
    wait: true
    tail_log: true
  register: response
  # the response will have a `logs` key that will contain a log (up to 4KB) of the function execution in Lambda

# Pass the Lambda event payload as a json file.
- amazon.aws.lambda_execute:
    name: test-function
    payload: "{{ lookup('file','lambda_event.json') }}"
  register: response

- amazon.aws.lambda_execute:
    name: test-function
    version_qualifier: PRODUCTION

Return Values

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

Key

Description

result

dictionary

Resulting data structure from a successful task execution.

Returned: success

logs

string

The last 4KB of the function logs. Only provided if tail_log is true

Returned: if tail_log == true

output

dictionary

Function output if wait=true and the function returns a value

Returned: success

Sample: {"output": "something"}

status

integer

StatusCode of API call exit (200 for synchronous invokes, 202 for async)

Returned: always

Sample: 200

Authors

  • Ryan Scott Brown (@ryansb)