amazon.aws.cloudformation_info module – Obtain information about an AWS CloudFormation stack

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 5.1.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install amazon.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.cloudformation_info.

New in amazon.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Gets information about an AWS CloudFormation stack.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

all_facts

boolean

Get all stack information for the stack.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

stack_change_sets

boolean

Get stack change sets for the stack

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

stack_events

boolean

Get stack events for the stack.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

stack_name

string

The name or id of the CloudFormation stack. Gathers information on all stacks by default.

stack_policy

boolean

Get stack policy for the stack.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

stack_resources

boolean

Get stack resources for the stack.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

stack_template

boolean

Get stack template body for the stack.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Caution: Environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. Files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

- name: Get information on all stacks
  amazon.aws.cloudformation_info:
  register: all_stacks_output

- name: Get summary information about a stack
  amazon.aws.cloudformation_info:
    stack_name: my-cloudformation-stack
  register: output

- debug:
    msg: "{{ output['cloudformation']['my-cloudformation-stack'] }}"

# Get stack outputs, when you have the stack name available as a fact
- set_fact:
    stack_name: my-awesome-stack

- amazon.aws.cloudformation_info:
    stack_name: "{{ stack_name }}"
  register: my_stack

- debug:
    msg: "{{ my_stack.cloudformation[stack_name].stack_outputs }}"

# Get all stack information about a stack
- amazon.aws.cloudformation_info:
    stack_name: my-cloudformation-stack
    all_facts: true

# Get stack resource and stack policy information about a stack
- amazon.aws.cloudformation_info:
    stack_name: my-cloudformation-stack
    stack_resources: true
    stack_policy: true

# Fail if the stack doesn't exist
- name: try to get info about a stack but fail if it doesn't exist
  amazon.aws.cloudformation_info:
    stack_name: nonexistent-stack
    all_facts: true
  failed_when: cloudformation['nonexistent-stack'] is undefined

Return Values

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

Key

Description

cloudformation

dictionary

Dictionary of dictionaries containing info of stack(s).

Keys are stack_names.

Returned: always

stack_change_sets

list / elements=string

A list of stack change sets. Each item in the list represents the details of a specific changeset.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_change_sets is true and the stack exists

stack_description

dictionary

Summary facts about the stack.

Returned: if the stack exists

capabilities

list / elements=string

The capabilities allowed in the stack.

Returned: always

creation_time

string

The time at which the stack was created.

Returned: if stack exists

deletion_time

string

The time at which the stack was deleted.

Returned: if stack was deleted

description

string

The user-defined description associated with the stack.

Returned: always

disable_rollback

boolean

Whether or not rollback on stack creation failures is enabled.

Returned: always

drift_information

dictionary

Information about whether a stack’s actual configuration differs, or has drifted, from it’s expected configuration, as defined in the stack template and any values specified as template parameters.

Returned: always

last_check_timestamp

string

Most recent time when a drift detection operation was initiated on the stack, or any of its individual resources that support drift detection.

Returned: if a drift was detected

stack_drift_status

string

Status of the stack’s actual configuration compared to its expected template configuration.

Returned: always

enable_termination_protection

boolean

Whether termination protection is enabled for the stack.

Returned: always

notification_arns

list / elements=string

Amazon SNS topic ARNs to which stack related events are published.

Returned: always

outputs

list / elements=dictionary

A list of output dicts.

Returned: always

output_key

string

The key associated with the output.

Returned: always

output_value

string

The value associated with the output.

Returned: always

parameters

list / elements=dictionary

A list of parameter dicts.

Returned: always

parameter_key

string

The key associated with the parameter.

Returned: always

parameter_value

string

The value associated with the parameter.

Returned: always

rollback_configuration

dictionary

The rollback triggers for CloudFormation to monitor during stack creation and updating operations.

Returned: always

rollback_triggers

list / elements=dictionary

The triggers to monitor during stack creation or update actions.

Returned: when rollback triggers exist

arn

string

The ARN of the rollback trigger.

Returned: always

type

string

The resource type of the rollback trigger.

Returned: always

stack_id

string

The unique ID of the stack.

Returned: always

stack_name

string

The name of the stack.

Returned: always

stack_status

string

The status of the stack.

Returned: always

tags

list / elements=dictionary

A list of tags associated with the stack.

Returned: always

key

string

Key of tag.

Returned: always

value

string

Value of tag.

Returned: always

stack_events

list / elements=string

All stack events for the stack.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_events is true and the stack exists

stack_outputs

dictionary

Dictionary of stack outputs keyed by the value of each output ‘OutputKey’ parameter and corresponding value of each output ‘OutputValue’ parameter.

Returned: if the stack exists

Sample: {"ApplicationDatabaseName": "dazvlpr01xj55a.ap-southeast-2.rds.amazonaws.com"}

stack_parameters

dictionary

Dictionary of stack parameters keyed by the value of each parameter ‘ParameterKey’ parameter and corresponding value of each parameter ‘ParameterValue’ parameter.

Returned: if the stack exists

Sample: {"DatabaseEngine": "mysql", "DatabasePassword": "***"}

stack_policy

dictionary

Describes the stack policy for the stack.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_policy is true and the stack exists

stack_resource_list

list / elements=string

Describes stack resources for the stack.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_resources is true and the stack exists

stack_resources

dictionary

Dictionary of stack resources keyed by the value of each resource ‘LogicalResourceId’ parameter and corresponding value of each resource ‘PhysicalResourceId’ parameter.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_resources is true and the stack exists

Sample: {"ApplicationDatabase": "dazvlpr01xj55a", "AutoScalingGroup": "dev-someapp-AutoscalingGroup-1SKEXXBCAN0S7", "AutoScalingSecurityGroup": "sg-abcd1234"}

stack_tags

dictionary

Dictionary of key value pairs of tags.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_resources is true and the stack exists

Sample: {"TagOne": "ValueOne", "TagTwo": "ValueTwo"}

stack_template

dictionary

Describes the stack template for the stack.

Returned: only if all_facts or stack_template is true and the stack exists

Authors

  • Justin Menga (@jmenga)

  • Kevin Coming (@waffie1)