ansible.builtin.import_role – Import a role into a play
This module is part of
ansible-core and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name
import_role even without specifying the
However, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the module
documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have
the same module name.
New in version 2.4: of ansible.builtin
Much like the
roles:keyword, this task loads a role, but it allows you to control when the role tasks run in between other tasks of the play.
Most keywords, loops and conditionals will only be applied to the imported tasks, not to this statement itself. If you want the opposite behavior, use ansible.builtin.include_role instead.
Does not work in handlers.
Handlers are made available to the whole play.
Since Ansible 2.7 variables defined in
defaultsfor the role are exposed to the play at playbook parsing time. Due to this, these variables will be accessible to roles and tasks executed before the location of the ansible.builtin.import_role task.
Unlike ansible.builtin.include_role variable exposure is not configurable, and will always be exposed.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.import_playbook module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.import_tasks module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.include_role module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.include_tasks module.
- Including and importing
More information related to including and importing playbooks, roles and tasks.
- hosts: all tasks: - import_role: name: myrole - name: Run tasks/other.yaml instead of 'main' import_role: name: myrole tasks_from: other - name: Pass variables to role import_role: name: myrole vars: rolevar1: value from task - name: Apply condition to each task in role import_role: name: myrole when: not idontwanttorun