ansible.builtin.local connection – execute on controller
This connection plugin is part of
ansible-core and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short
local even without specifying the
However, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the
plugin documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have
the same connection plugin name.
This connection plugin allows ansible to execute tasks on the Ansible ‘controller’ instead of on a remote host.
Pipelining reduces the number of connection operations required to execute a module on the remote server, by executing many Ansible modules without actual file transfers.
This can result in a very significant performance improvement when enabled.
However this can conflict with privilege escalation (become). For example, when using sudo operations you must first disable ‘requiretty’ in the sudoers file for the target hosts, which is why this feature is disabled by default.
The remote user is ignored, the user with which the ansible CLI was executed is used instead.