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apt_key – Add or remove an apt key

Synopsis

  • Add or remove an apt key, optionally downloading it.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
-
The keyfile contents to add to the keyring.
file
-
The path to a keyfile on the remote server to add to the keyring.
id
-
The identifier of the key.
Including this allows check mode to correctly report the changed state.
If specifying a subkey's id be aware that apt-key does not understand how to remove keys via a subkey id. Specify the primary key's id instead.
This parameter is required when state is set to absent.
keyring
-
The full path to specific keyring file in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
keyserver
-
The keyserver to retrieve key from.
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Ensures that the key is present (added) or absent (revoked).
url
-
The URL to retrieve key from.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates for the target url will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • Doesn’t download the key unless it really needs it.
  • As a sanity check, downloaded key id must match the one specified.
  • Use full fingerprint (40 characters) key ids to avoid key collisions. To generate a full-fingerprint imported key: apt-key adv --list-public-keys --with-fingerprint --with-colons.
  • If you specify both the key id and the URL with state=present, the task can verify or add the key as needed.
  • Adding a new key requires an apt cache update (e.g. using the apt module’s update_cache option)

Examples

- name: Add an apt key by id from a keyserver
  apt_key:
    keyserver: keyserver.ubuntu.com
    id: 36A1D7869245C8950F966E92D8576A8BA88D21E9

- name: Add an Apt signing key, uses whichever key is at the URL
  apt_key:
    url: https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys/archive-key-6.0.asc
    state: present

- name: Add an Apt signing key, will not download if present
  apt_key:
    id: 9FED2BCBDCD29CDF762678CBAED4B06F473041FA
    url: https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys/archive-key-6.0.asc
    state: present

- name: Remove a Apt specific signing key, leading 0x is valid
  apt_key:
    id: 0x9FED2BCBDCD29CDF762678CBAED4B06F473041FA
    state: absent

# Use armored file since utf-8 string is expected. Must be of "PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK" type.
- name: Add a key from a file on the Ansible server.
  apt_key:
    data: "{{ lookup('file', 'apt.asc') }}"
    state: present

- name: Add an Apt signing key to a specific keyring file
  apt_key:
    id: 9FED2BCBDCD29CDF762678CBAED4B06F473041FA
    url: https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys/archive-key-6.0.asc
    keyring: /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/debian.gpg

- name: Add Apt signing key on remote server to keyring
  apt_key:
    id: 9FED2BCBDCD29CDF762678CBAED4B06F473041FA
    file: /tmp/apt.gpg
    state: present

Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Jayson Vantuyl (@jvantuyl)

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