auto - Loads and executes an inventory plugin specified in a YAML config


  • By whitelisting auto inventory plugin, any YAML inventory config file with a plugin key at its root will automatically cause the named plugin to be loaded and executed with that config. This effectively provides automatic whitelisting of all installed/accessible inventory plugins.
  • To disable this behavior, remove auto from the INVENTORY_ENABLED config element.


# This plugin is not intended for direct use; it is a fallback mechanism for automatic whitelisting of
# all installed inventory plugins.


This inventory is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.


This inventory is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.


  • Matt Davis <@nitzmahone>


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