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pfexec – profile based execution

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This become plugins allows your remote/login user to execute commands as another user via the pfexec utility.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
become_exe
-
Default:
"pfexec"
ini entries:

[privilege_escalation]
become_exe = pfexec

[pfexec_become_plugin]
executable = pfexec

env:ANSIBLE_BECOME_EXE
env:ANSIBLE_PFEXEC_EXE
var: ansible_become_exe
var: ansible_pfexec_exe
Sudo executable
become_flags
-
Default:
"-H -S -n"
ini entries:

[privilege_escalation]
become_flags = -H -S -n

[pfexec_become_plugin]
flags = -H -S -n

env:ANSIBLE_BECOME_FLAGS
env:ANSIBLE_PFEXEC_FLAGS
var: ansible_become_flags
var: ansible_pfexec_flags
Options to pass to pfexec
become_pass
-
ini entries:

[pfexec_become_plugin]
password = VALUE

env:ANSIBLE_BECOME_PASS
env:ANSIBLE_PFEXEC_PASS
var: ansible_become_password
var: ansible_become_pass
var: ansible_pfexec_pass
pfexec password
become_user
-
Default:
"root"
ini entries:

[privilege_escalation]
become_user = root

[pfexec_become_plugin]
user = root

env:ANSIBLE_BECOME_USER
env:ANSIBLE_PFEXEC_USER
var: ansible_become_user
var: ansible_pfexec_user
User you 'become' to execute the task
This plugin ignores this setting as pfexec uses it's own ``exec_attr`` to figure this out, but it is supplied here for Ansible to make decisions needed for the task execution, like file permissions.
wrap_exe
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ini entries:

[pfexec_become_plugin]
wrap_execution = no

env:ANSIBLE_PFEXEC_WRAP_EXECUTION
var: ansible_pfexec_wrap_execution
Toggle to wrap the command pfexec calls in 'shell -c' or not

Status

Authors

  • ansible (@core)

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