community.aws.cloudformation_stack_set module – Manage groups of CloudFormation stacks

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 3.2.1).

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 community.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.cloudformation_stack_set.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Launches/updates/deletes AWS CloudFormation Stack Sets.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

accounts

list / elements=string

A list of AWS accounts in which to create instance of CloudFormation stacks.

At least one region must be specified to create a stack set. On updates, if fewer regions are specified only the specified regions will have their stack instances updated.

administration_role_arn

aliases: admin_role_arn, admin_role, administration_role

string

ARN of the administration role, meaning the role that CloudFormation Stack Sets use to assume the roles in your child accounts.

This defaults to arn:aws:iam::{{ account ID }}:role/AWSCloudFormationStackSetAdministrationRole where {{ account ID }} is replaced with the account number of the current IAM role/user/STS credentials.

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key

string

AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found at https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key

string

AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

capabilities

list / elements=string

Capabilities allow stacks to create and modify IAM resources, which may include adding users or roles.

Currently the only available values are ‘CAPABILITY_IAM’ and ‘CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM’. Either or both may be provided.

The following resources require that one or both of these parameters is specified: AWS::IAM::AccessKey, AWS::IAM::Group, AWS::IAM::InstanceProfile, AWS::IAM::Policy, AWS::IAM::Role, AWS::IAM::User, AWS::IAM::UserToGroupAddition

Choices:

  • CAPABILITY_IAM

  • CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) “resource:action” API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

description

string

A description of what this stack set creates.

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url

string

URL to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

execution_role_name

aliases: exec_role_name, exec_role, execution_role

string

ARN of the execution role, meaning the role that CloudFormation Stack Sets assumes in your child accounts.

This MUST NOT be an ARN, and the roles must exist in each child account specified.

The default name for the execution role is AWSCloudFormationStackSetExecutionRole

failure_tolerance

dictionary

Settings to change what is considered “failed” when running stack instance updates, and how many to do at a time.

fail_count

integer

The number of accounts, per region, for which this operation can fail before CloudFormation stops the operation in that region.

You must specify one of fail_count and fail_percentage.

fail_percentage

integer

The percentage of accounts, per region, for which this stack operation can fail before CloudFormation stops the operation in that region.

You must specify one of fail_count and fail_percentage.

parallel_count

integer

The maximum number of accounts in which to perform this operation at one time.

parallel_count may be at most one more than the fail_count.

You must specify one of parallel_count and parallel_percentage.

Note that this setting lets you specify the maximum for operations. For large deployments, under certain circumstances the actual count may be lower.

parallel_percentage

integer

The maximum percentage of accounts in which to perform this operation at one time.

You must specify one of parallel_count and parallel_percentage.

Note that this setting lets you specify the maximum for operations. For large deployments, under certain circumstances the actual percentage may be lower.

name

string / required

Name of the CloudFormation stack set.

parameters

dictionary

A list of hashes of all the template variables for the stack. The value can be a string or a dict.

Dict can be used to set additional template parameter attributes like UsePreviousValue (see example).

Default: {}

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

purge_stacks

boolean

Only applicable when state=absent. Sets whether, when deleting a stack set, the stack instances should also be deleted.

By default, instances will be deleted. To keep stacks when stack set is deleted set purge_stacks=false.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

regions

list / elements=string

A list of AWS regions to create instances of a stack in. The region parameter chooses where the Stack Set is created, and regions specifies the region for stack instances.

At least one region must be specified to create a stack set. On updates, if fewer regions are specified only the specified regions will have their stack instances updated.

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

state

string

If state=present, stack will be created. If state=present and if stack exists and template has changed, it will be updated. If state=absent, stack will be removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

tags

dictionary

Dictionary of tags to associate with stack and its resources during stack creation.

Can be updated later, updating tags removes previous entries.

template

path

The local path of the CloudFormation template.

This must be the full path to the file, relative to the working directory. If using roles this may look like roles/cloudformation/files/cloudformation-example.json.

If state=present and the stack does not exist yet, either template, template_body or template_url must be specified (but only one of them).

If state=present, the stack does exist, and neither template, template_body nor template_url are specified, the previous template will be reused.

template_body

string

Template body. Use this to pass in the actual body of the CloudFormation template.

If state=present and the stack does not exist yet, either template, template_body or template_url must be specified (but only one of them).

If state=present, the stack does exist, and neither template, template_body nor template_url are specified, the previous template will be reused.

template_url

string

Location of file containing the template body.

The URL must point to a template (max size 307,200 bytes) located in an S3 bucket in the same region as the stack.

If state=present and the stack does not exist yet, either template, template_body or template_url must be specified (but only one of them).

If state=present, the stack does exist, and neither template, template_body nor template_url are specified, the previous template will be reused.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait

boolean

Whether or not to wait for stack operation to complete. This includes waiting for stack instances to reach UPDATE_COMPLETE status.

If you choose not to wait, this module will not notify when stack operations fail because it will not wait for them to finish.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

wait_timeout

integer

How long to wait (in seconds) for stacks to complete create/update/delete operations.

Default: 900

Notes

Note

  • To make an individual stack, you want the amazon.aws.cloudformation module.

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

- name: Create a stack set with instances in two accounts
  community.aws.cloudformation_stack_set:
    name: my-stack
    description: Test stack in two accounts
    state: present
    template_url: https://s3.amazonaws.com/my-bucket/cloudformation.template
    accounts: [1234567890, 2345678901]
    regions:
    - us-east-1

- name: on subsequent calls, templates are optional but parameters and tags can be altered
  community.aws.cloudformation_stack_set:
    name: my-stack
    state: present
    parameters:
      InstanceName: my_stacked_instance
    tags:
      foo: bar
      test: stack
    accounts: [1234567890, 2345678901]
    regions:
    - us-east-1

- name: The same type of update, but wait for the update to complete in all stacks
  community.aws.cloudformation_stack_set:
    name: my-stack
    state: present
    wait: true
    parameters:
      InstanceName: my_restacked_instance
    tags:
      foo: bar
      test: stack
    accounts: [1234567890, 2345678901]
    regions:
    - us-east-1

Return Values

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

Key

Description

operations

list / elements=string

All operations initiated by this run of the cloudformation_stack_set module

Returned: always

Sample: [{“action”: “CREATE”, “administration_role_arn”: “arn:aws:iam::1234567890:role/AWSCloudFormationStackSetAdministrationRole”, “creation_timestamp”: “2018-06-18T17:40:46.372000+00:00”, “end_timestamp”: “2018-06-18T17:41:24.560000+00:00”, “execution_role_name”: “AWSCloudFormationStackSetExecutionRole”, “operation_id”: “Ansible-StackInstance-Create-0ff2af5b-251d-4fdb-8b89-1ee444eba8b8”, “operation_preferences”: {“region_order”: [“us-east-1”, “us-east-2”]}, “stack_set_id”: “TestStackPrime:19f3f684-aae9-4e67-ba36-e09f92cf5929”, “status”: “FAILED”}]

operations_log

list / elements=string

Most recent events in CloudFormation’s event log. This may be from a previous run in some cases.

Returned: always

Sample: [{“action”: “CREATE”, “creation_timestamp”: “2018-06-18T17:40:46.372000+00:00”, “end_timestamp”: “2018-06-18T17:41:24.560000+00:00”, “operation_id”: “Ansible-StackInstance-Create-0ff2af5b-251d-4fdb-8b89-1ee444eba8b8”, “stack_instances”: [{“account”: “1234567890”, “region”: “us-east-1”, “stack_set_id”: “TestStackPrime:19f3f684-aae9-4e67-ba36-e09f92cf5929”, “status”: “OUTDATED”, “status_reason”: “Account 1234567890 should have \u0027AWSCloudFormationStackSetAdministrationRole\u0027 role with trust relationship to CloudFormation service.”}], “status”: “FAILED”}]

stack_instances

list / elements=string

CloudFormation stack instances that are members of this stack set. This will also include their region and account ID.

Returned: state == present

Sample: [{“account”: “1234567890”, “region”: “us-east-1”, “stack_set_id”: “TestStackPrime:19f3f684-aae9-4e67-ba36-e09f92cf5929”, “status”: “OUTDATED”, “status_reason”: “Account 1234567890 should have \u0027AWSCloudFormationStackSetAdministrationRole\u0027 role with trust relationship to CloudFormation service.\n”}, {“account”: “1234567890”, “region”: “us-east-2”, “stack_set_id”: “TestStackPrime:19f3f684-aae9-4e67-ba36-e09f92cf5929”, “status”: “OUTDATED”, “status_reason”: “Cancelled since failure tolerance has exceeded”}]

stack_set

dictionary

Facts about the currently deployed stack set, its parameters, and its tags

Returned: state == present

Sample: {“administration_role_arn”: “arn:aws:iam::1234567890:role/AWSCloudFormationStackSetAdministrationRole”, “capabilities”: [], “description”: “test stack PRIME”, “execution_role_name”: “AWSCloudFormationStackSetExecutionRole”, “parameters”: [], “stack_set_arn”: “arn:aws:cloudformation:us-east-1:1234567890:stackset/TestStackPrime:19f3f684-aae9-467-ba36-e09f92cf5929”, “stack_set_id”: “TestStackPrime:19f3f684-aae9-4e67-ba36-e09f92cf5929”, “stack_set_name”: “TestStackPrime”, “status”: “ACTIVE”, “tags”: {“Some”: “Thing”, “an”: “other”}, “template_body”: “AWSTemplateFormatVersion: \”2010-09-09\”\nParameters: {}\nResources:\n Bukkit:\n Type: \”AWS::S3::Bucket\”\n Properties: {}\n other:\n Type: \”AWS::SNS::Topic\”\n Properties: {}\n”}

Authors

  • Ryan Scott Brown (@ryansb)