ansible.builtin.local – execute on controller


This module is part of ansible-base and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name local even without specifying the collections: keyword. Despite that, 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.


  • This connection plugin allows ansible to execute tasks on the Ansible ‘controller’ instead of on a remote host.



  • The remote user is ignored, the user with which the ansible CLI was executed is used instead.


  • ansible (@core)