Reporting bugs and requesting features

Reporting a bug

Security bugs

Ansible practices responsible disclosure - if this is a security-related bug, email security@ansible.com instead of filing a ticket or posting to any public groups, and you will receive a prompt response.

Bugs in ansible-core

If you find a bug that affects multiple plugins, a plugin that remained in the ansible/ansible repo, or the overall functioning of Ansible, report it to github.com/ansible/ansible/issues. You need a free GitHub account. Before reporting a bug, use the bug/issue search to see if the issue has already been reported. If you are not sure if something is a bug yet, you can report the behavior on the mailing list or IRC first.

Do not open issues for “how do I do this” type questions. These are great topics for IRC or the mailing list, where things are likely to be more of a discussion.

If you find a bug, open the issue yourself to ensure we have a record of it. Do not rely on someone else in the community to file the bug report for you. We have created an issue template, which saves time and helps us help everyone with their issues more quickly. Please fill it out as completely and as accurately as possible:

  • Include the Ansible version

  • Include any relevant configuration

  • Include the exact commands or tasks you are running

  • Describe the behavior you expected

  • Provide steps to reproduce the bug * Use minimal well-reduced and well-commented examples, not your entire production playbook * When sharing YAML in playbooks, preserve the formatting by using code blocks.

  • Document the behavior you got

  • Include output where possible

  • For multiple-file content, use gist.github.com, which is more durable than pastebin content

Bugs in collections

Many bugs only affect a single module or plugin. If you find a bug that affects a module or plugin hosted in a collection, file the bug in the repository of the collection:

  1. Find the collection on Galaxy.

  2. Click on the Issue Tracker link for that collection.

  3. Follow the contributor guidelines or instructions in the collection repo.

If you are not sure whether a bug is in ansible-core or in a collection, you can report the behavior on the mailing list or IRC first.

Requesting a feature

The best way to get a feature into Ansible is to submit a pull request, either against ansible-core or against a collection. See also Requirements to merge your PR.