community.general.gitlab_issue module – Create, update, or delete GitLab issues

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 9.0.1).

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 community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.gitlab_issue.

New in community.general 8.1.0

Synopsis

  • Creates an issue if it does not exist.

  • When an issue does exist, it will be updated if the provided parameters are different.

  • When an issue does exist and state=absent, the issue will be deleted.

  • When multiple issues are detected, the task fails.

  • Existing issues are matched based on title and state_filter filters.

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_job_token

string

added in community.general 4.2.0

GitLab CI job token for logging in.

api_oauth_token

string

added in community.general 4.2.0

GitLab OAuth token for logging in.

api_password

string

The password to use for authentication against the API.

api_token

string

GitLab access token with API permissions.

api_url

string

The resolvable endpoint for the API.

api_username

string

The username to use for authentication against the API.

assignee_ids

list / elements=string

A list of assignee usernames omitting @ character.

Set to an empty array to unassign all assignees.

ca_path

string

added in community.general 8.1.0

The CA certificates bundle to use to verify GitLab server certificate.

description

string

A description of the issue.

Gets overridden by a content of file specified at description_path, if found.

description_path

path

A path of file containing issue’s description.

Accepts MarkDown formatted files.

issue_type

string

Type of the issue.

Choices:

  • "issue" ← (default)

  • "incident"

  • "test_case"

labels

list / elements=string

A list of label names.

Set to an empty array to remove all labels.

milestone_group_id

string

The path or numeric ID of the group hosting desired milestone.

string

The name of the milestone.

Set to empty string to unassign milestone.

project

string / required

The path or name of the project.

state

string

Create or delete issue.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

state_filter

string

Filter specifying state of issues while searching.

Choices:

  • "opened" ← (default)

  • "closed"

title

string / required

A title for the issue. The title is used as a unique identifier to ensure idempotency.

validate_certs

boolean

Whether or not to validate SSL certs when supplying a HTTPS endpoint.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: Create Issue
  community.general.gitlab_issue:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    project: "group1/project1"
    title: "Ansible demo Issue"
    description: "Demo Issue description"
    labels:
        - Ansible
        - Demo
    assignee_ids:
        - testassignee
    state_filter: "opened"
    state: present

- name: Delete Issue
  community.general.gitlab_issue:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    project: "group1/project1"
    title: "Ansible demo Issue"
    state_filter: "opened"
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

issue

dictionary

API object.

Returned: success

msg

string

Success or failure message.

Returned: always

Sample: "Success"

Authors

  • zvaraondrej (@zvaraondrej)