azure.azcollection.azure_rm_storageblob module – Manage blob containers and blob objects

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_storageblob.

New in version 0.0.1: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create, update and delete blob containers and blob objects.

  • Use to upload a file and store it as a blob object, or download a blob object to a file(upload and download mode)

  • Use to upload a batch of files under a given directory(batch upload mode)

  • In the batch upload mode, the existing blob object will be overwritten if a blob object with the same name is to be created.

  • the module can work exclusively in three modes, when batch_upload_src is set, it is working in batch upload mode; when src is set, it is working in upload mode and when dst is set, it is working in dowload mode.

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”

append_tags

boolean

Use to control if tags field is canonical or just appends to existing tags.

When canonical, any tags not found in the tags parameter will be removed from the object’s metadata.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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

batch_upload_dst

string

Base directory in container when upload batch of files.

batch_upload_src

string

Batch upload source directory. Use with state present to upload batch of files under the directory.

blob

aliases: blob_name

string

Name of a blob object within the container.

blob_type

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Type of blob object.

Choices:

  • block ← (default)

  • page

cache_control

string

Set the blob cache-control header.

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”

container

aliases: container_name

string / required

Name of a blob container within the storage account.

content_disposition

string

Set the blob content-disposition header.

content_encoding

string

Set the blob encoding header.

content_language

string

Set the blob content-language header.

content_md5

string

Set the blob md5 hash value.

content_type

string

Set the blob content-type header. For example image/png.

dest

aliases: destination

string

Destination file path. Use with state present to download a blob.

force

boolean

Overwrite existing blob or file when uploading or downloading. Force deletion of a container that contains blobs.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

password

string

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

profile

string

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

public_access

string

A container’s level of public access. By default containers are private.

Can only be set at time of container creation.

Choices:

  • container

  • blob

resource_group

aliases: resource_group_name

string / required

Name of the resource group to use.

secret

string

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

src

aliases: source

string

Source file path. Use with state present to upload a blob.

state

string

State of a container or blob.

Use state absent with a container value only to delete a container. Include a blob value to remove a specific blob. A container will not be deleted, if it contains blobs. Use the force option to override, deleting the container and all associated blobs.

Use state present to create or update a container and upload or download a blob. If the container does not exist, it will be created. If it exists, it will be updated with configuration options. Provide a blob name and either src or dest to upload or download. Provide a src path to upload and a dest path to download. If a blob (uploading) or a file (downloading) already exists, it will not be overwritten unless force=true.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

storage_account_name

aliases: account_name, storage_account

string / required

Name of the storage account to use.

subscription_id

string

Your Azure subscription Id.

tags

dictionary

Dictionary of string:string pairs to assign as metadata to the object.

Metadata tags on the object will be updated with any provided values.

To remove tags set append_tags option to false.

Currently, Azure DNS zones and Traffic Manager services also don’t allow the use of spaces in the tag.

Azure Front Door doesn’t support the use of

Azure Automation and Azure CDN only support 15 tags on resources.

tenant

string

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

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: Remove container foo
  azure_rm_storageblob:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    storage_account_name: clh0002
    container: foo
    state: absent

- name: Create container foo and upload a file
  azure_rm_storageblob:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    storage_account_name: clh0002
    container: foo
    blob: graylog.png
    src: ./files/graylog.png
    public_access: container
    content_type: 'application/image'

- name: Download the file
  azure_rm_storageblob:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    storage_account_name: clh0002
    container: foo
    blob: graylog.png
    dest: ~/tmp/images/graylog.png

Return Values

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

Key

Description

blob

dictionary

Facts about the current state of the blob.

Returned: when a blob is operated on

Sample: {“content_length”: 136532, “content_settings”: {“cache_control”: null, “content_disposition”: null, “content_encoding”: null, “content_language”: null, “content_md5”: null, “content_type”: “application/image”}, “last_modified”: “09-Mar-2016 22:08:25 +0000”, “name”: “graylog.png”, “tags”: {}, “type”: “BlockBlob”}

container

dictionary

Facts about the current state of the selected container.

Returned: always

Sample: {“last_modified”: “09-Mar-2016 19:28:26 +0000”, “name”: “foo”, “tags”: {}}

Authors

  • Chris Houseknecht (@chouseknecht)

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)