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

Note

This plugin is part of the awx.awx collection (version 19.4.0).

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 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)