awx.awx.controller_meta – Returns metadata about the collection this module lives in.

Note

This plugin is part of the awx.awx collection (version 19.2.2).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install awx.awx.

To use it in a playbook, specify: awx.awx.controller_meta.

Synopsis

  • Allows a user to find out what collection this module exists in.

  • This takes common module parameters, but does nothing with them.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
controller_config_file
path
Path to the controller config file.
If provided, the other locations for config files will not be considered.

aliases: tower_config_file
controller_host
string
URL to your Automation Platform Controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_HOST and then config files
If value not specified by any means, the value of 127.0.0.1 will be used

aliases: tower_host
controller_oauthtoken
raw
added in 3.7.0 of awx.awx
The OAuth token to use.
This value can be in one of two formats.
A string which is the token itself. (i.e. bqV5txm97wqJqtkxlMkhQz0pKhRMMX)
A dictionary structure as returned by the token module.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_OAUTH_TOKEN and then config files

aliases: tower_oauthtoken
controller_password
string
Password for your controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_PASSWORD and then config files

aliases: tower_password
controller_username
string
Username for your controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_USERNAME and then config files

aliases: tower_username
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to allow insecure connections to AWX.
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_VERIFY_SSL and then config files

aliases: tower_verify_ssl

Notes

Note

  • If no config_file is provided we will attempt to use the tower-cli library defaults to find your host information.

  • config_file should be in the following format host=hostname username=username password=password

Examples

- controller_meta:
  register: result

- name: Show details about the collection
  debug: var=result

- name: Load the UI setting without hard-coding the collection name
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup(result.prefix + '.controller_api', 'settings/ui') }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
name
string
success
Collection name

Sample:
awx
namespace
string
success
Collection namespace

Sample:
awx
prefix
string
success
Collection namespace and name in the namespace.name format

Sample:
awx.awx
version
string
success
Version of the collection

Sample:
0.0.1-devel


Authors

  • Alan Rominger (@alancoding)