azure.azcollection.azure_rm_resource module – Create any Azure resource

Note

This module is part of the azure.azcollection collection (version 1.12.0).

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 azure.azcollection.

To use it in a playbook, specify: azure.azcollection.azure_rm_resource.

New in version 0.1.2: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create, update or delete any Azure resource using Azure REST API.

  • This module gives access to resources that are not supported via Ansible modules.

  • Refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/ regarding details related to specific resource REST API.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.7

  • The host that executes this module must have the azure.azcollection collection installed via galaxy

  • All python packages listed in collection’s requirements-azure.txt must be installed via pip on the host that executes modules from azure.azcollection

  • Full installation instructions may be found https://galaxy.ansible.com/azure/azcollection

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ad_user

string

Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.

adfs_authority_url

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Azure AD authority url. Use when authenticating with Username/password, and has your own ADFS authority.

api_profile

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Selects an API profile to use when communicating with Azure services. Default value of latest is appropriate for public clouds; future values will allow use with Azure Stack.

Default: “latest”

api_version

string

Specific API version to be used.

auth_source

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Controls the source of the credentials to use for authentication.

Can also be set via the ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable.

When set to auto (the default) the precedence is module parameters -> env -> credential_file -> cli.

When set to env, the credentials will be read from the environment variables

When set to credential_file, it will read the profile from ~/.azure/credentials.

When set to cli, the credentials will be sources from the Azure CLI profile. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if more than one is present otherwise the default az cli subscription is used.

When set to msi, the host machine must be an azure resource with an enabled MSI extension. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if the resource is granted access to more than one subscription, otherwise the first subscription is chosen.

The msi was added in Ansible 2.6.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cli

  • credential_file

  • env

  • msi

body

string

The body of the HTTP request/response to the web service.

cert_validation_mode

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Controls the certificate validation behavior for Azure endpoints. By default, all modules will validate the server certificate, but when an HTTPS proxy is in use, or against Azure Stack, it may be necessary to disable this behavior by passing ignore. Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CERT_VALIDATION environment variable.

Choices:

  • ignore

  • validate

client_id

string

Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

cloud_environment

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

For cloud environments other than the US public cloud, the environment name (as defined by Azure Python SDK, eg, AzureChinaCloud, AzureUSGovernment), or a metadata discovery endpoint URL (required for Azure Stack). Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CLOUD_ENVIRONMENT environment variable.

Default: “AzureCloud”

idempotency

boolean

If enabled, idempotency check will be done by using method=GET first and then comparing with body.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

method

string

The HTTP method of the request or response. It must be uppercase.

Choices:

  • GET

  • PUT ← (default)

  • POST

  • HEAD

  • PATCH

  • DELETE

  • MERGE

password

string

Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.

polling_interval

integer

If enabled, idempotency check will be done by using method=GET first and then comparing with body.

Default: 60

polling_timeout

integer

If enabled, idempotency check will be done by using method=GET first and then comparing with body.

Default: 0

profile

string

Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.

provider

string

Provider type.

Required if URL is not specified.

resource_group

string

Resource group to be used.

Required if URL is not specified.

resource_name

string

Resource name.

Required if URL Is not specified.

resource_type

string

Resource type.

Required if URL is not specified.

secret

string

Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

state

string

Assert the state of the resource. Use present to create or update resource or absent to delete resource.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

status_code

list / elements=string

A valid, numeric, HTTP status code that signifies success of the request. Can also be comma separated list of status codes.

Default: [200, 201, 202]

subresource

string

List of subresources.

name

string

Subresource name.

namespace

string

Subresource namespace.

type

string

Subresource type.

subscription_id

string

Your Azure subscription Id.

tenant

string

Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

url

string

Azure RM Resource URL.

Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables, use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials, or log in before you run your tasks or playbook with az login.

  • Authentication is also possible using a service principal or Active Directory user.

  • To authenticate via service principal, pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.

  • To authenticate via Active Directory user, pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.

  • Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.

See Also

See also

Sign in with Azure CLI

How to authenticate using the az login command.

Examples

- name: Update scaleset info using azure_rm_resource
  azure_rm_resource:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    provider: compute
    resource_type: virtualmachinescalesets
    resource_name: myVmss
    api_version: "2017-12-01"
    body: { body }

Return Values

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

Key

Description

response

complex

Response specific to resource type.

Returned: always

id

string

Resource ID.

Returned: always

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxx…xxxx/resourceGroups/v-xisuRG/providers/Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/staccb57dc95183”

kind

string

The kind of storage.

Returned: always

Sample: “Storage”

location

string

The resource location, defaults to location of the resource group.

Returned: always

Sample: “eastus”

name

string

The storage account name.

Returned: always

Sample: “staccb57dc95183”

properties

dictionary

The storage account’s related properties.

Returned: always

Sample: {“creationTime”: “2019-06-13T06:34:33.0996676Z”, “encryption”: {“keySource”: “Microsoft.Storage”, “services”: {“blob”: {“enabled”: true, “lastEnabledTime”: “2019-06-13T06:34:33.1934074Z”}, “file”: {“enabled”: true, “lastEnabledTime”: “2019-06-13T06:34:33.1934074Z”}}}, “networkAcls”: {“bypass”: “AzureServices”, “defaultAction”: “Allow”, “ipRules”: [], “virtualNetworkRules”: []}, “primaryEndpoints”: {“blob”: “https://staccb57dc95183.blob.core.windows.net/”, “file”: “https://staccb57dc95183.file.core.windows.net/”, “queue”: “https://staccb57dc95183.queue.core.windows.net/”, “table”: “https://staccb57dc95183.table.core.windows.net/”}, “primaryLocation”: “eastus”, “provisioningState”: “Succeeded”, “secondaryLocation”: “westus”, “statusOfPrimary”: “available”, “statusOfSecondary”: “available”, “supportsHttpsTrafficOnly”: false}

sku

dictionary

The storage account SKU.

Returned: always

Sample: {“name”: “Standard_GRS”, “tier”: “Standard”}

tags

dictionary

Resource tags.

Returned: always

Sample: {“key1”: “value1”}

type

string

The resource type.

Returned: always

Sample: “Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts”

Authors

  • Zim Kalinowski (@zikalino)