postgresql_schema – Add or remove PostgreSQL schema

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Add or remove PostgreSQL schema.

Requirements

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

  • psycopg2

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
string
added in 2.8
Specifies the name of a file containing SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate(s).
If the file exists, the server's certificate will be verified to be signed by one of these authorities.

aliases: ssl_rootcert
cascade_drop
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Drop schema with CASCADE to remove child objects.
database
string
Default:
"postgres"
Name of the database to connect to and add or remove the schema.

aliases: db, login_db
login_host
string
Host running the database.
login_password
string
The password used to authenticate with.
login_unix_socket
string
Path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
string
Default:
"postgres"
The username used to authenticate with.
name
string / required
Name of the schema to add or remove.

aliases: schema
owner
string
Name of the role to set as owner of the schema.
port
integer
Default:
5432
Database port to connect to.

aliases: login_port
session_role
string
added in 2.8
Switch to session_role after connecting.
The specified session_role must be a role that the current login_user is a member of.
Permissions checking for SQL commands is carried out as though the session_role were the one that had logged in originally.
ssl_mode
string
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • allow
  • disable
  • prefer ←
  • require
  • verify-ca
  • verify-full
Determines whether or with what priority a secure SSL TCP/IP connection will be negotiated with the server.
See https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-ssl.html for more information on the modes.
Default of prefer matches libpq default.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The schema state.

Notes

Note

  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.
  • To avoid “Peer authentication failed for user postgres” error, use postgres user as a become_user.
  • This module uses psycopg2, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 is installed on the host before using this module.
  • If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host.
  • For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.
  • The ca_cert parameter requires at least Postgres version 8.4 and psycopg2 version 2.4.3.

See Also

See also

PostgreSQL schemas
General information about PostgreSQL schemas.
CREATE SCHEMA reference
Complete reference of the CREATE SCHEMA command documentation.
ALTER SCHEMA reference
Complete reference of the ALTER SCHEMA command documentation.
DROP SCHEMA reference
Complete reference of the DROP SCHEMA command documentation.

Examples

- name: Create a new schema with name acme in test database
  postgresql_schema:
    db: test
    name: acme

- name: Create a new schema acme with a user bob who will own it
  postgresql_schema:
    name: acme
    owner: bob

- name: Drop schema "acme" with cascade
  postgresql_schema:
    name: acme
    state: absent
    cascade_drop: yes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
queries
list
always
List of executed queries.

Sample:
['CREATE SCHEMA "acme"']
schema
string
success, changed
Name of the schema.

Sample:
acme


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