community.aws.cloudfront_info module – Obtain facts about an AWS CloudFront distribution

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.cloudfront_info.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Gets information about an AWS CloudFront distribution.

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

all_lists

boolean

Get all CloudFront lists that do not require parameters.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

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

distribution

boolean

Get information about a distribution.

Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

distribution_config

boolean

Get the configuration information about a distribution.

Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

distribution_id

string

The id of the CloudFront distribution. Used with distribution, distribution_config, invalidation, streaming_distribution, streaming_distribution_config, list_invalidations.

domain_name_alias

string

Can be used instead of distribution_id - uses the aliased CNAME for the CloudFront distribution to get the distribution id where required.

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.

invalidation

boolean

Get information about an invalidation.

Requires invalidation_id to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

invalidation_id

string

The id of the invalidation to get information about.

Used with invalidation.

list_distributions

boolean

Get a list of CloudFront distributions.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

list_distributions_by_web_acl_id

boolean

Get a list of distributions using web acl id as a filter.

Requires web_acl_id to be set.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

list_invalidations

boolean

Get a list of invalidations.

Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

list_origin_access_identities

boolean

Get a list of CloudFront origin access identities.

Requires origin_access_identity_id to be set.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

list_streaming_distributions

boolean

Get a list of streaming distributions.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

origin_access_identity

boolean

Get information about an origin access identity.

Requires origin_access_identity_id to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

origin_access_identity_config

boolean

Get the configuration information about an origin access identity.

Requires origin_access_identity_id to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

origin_access_identity_id

string

The id of the CloudFront origin access identity to get information about.

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.

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

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.

streaming_distribution

boolean

Get information about a specified RTMP distribution.

Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

streaming_distribution_config

boolean

Get the configuration information about a specified RTMP distribution.

Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

summary

boolean

Returns a summary of all distributions, streaming distributions and origin_access_identities.

This is the default behaviour if no option is selected.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • 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

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

- name: Get a summary of distributions
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    summary: true
  register: result

- name: Get information about a distribution
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    distribution: true
    distribution_id: my-cloudfront-distribution-id
  register: result_did
- ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result_did['cloudfront']['my-cloudfront-distribution-id'] }}"

- name: Get information about a distribution using the CNAME of the cloudfront distribution.
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    distribution: true
    domain_name_alias: www.my-website.com
  register: result_website
- ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ result_website['cloudfront']['www.my-website.com'] }}"

- name: Get all information about an invalidation for a distribution.
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    invalidation: true
    distribution_id: my-cloudfront-distribution-id
    invalidation_id: my-cloudfront-invalidation-id

- name: Get all information about a CloudFront origin access identity.
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    origin_access_identity: true
    origin_access_identity_id: my-cloudfront-origin-access-identity-id

- name: Get all information about lists not requiring parameters (ie. list_origin_access_identities, list_distributions, list_streaming_distributions)
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    origin_access_identity: true
    origin_access_identity_id: my-cloudfront-origin-access-identity-id

- name: Get all information about lists not requiring parameters (ie. list_origin_access_identities, list_distributions, list_streaming_distributions)
  community.aws.cloudfront_info:
    all_lists: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

distribution

dictionary

Facts about a CloudFront distribution. Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified. Requires origin_access_identity_id to be set.

Returned: only if distribution is true

distribution_config

dictionary

Facts about a CloudFront distribution’s config. Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Returned: only if distribution_config is true

invalidation

dictionary

Describes the invalidation information for the distribution. Requires invalidation_id to be specified and either distribution_id or domain_name_alias.

Returned: only if invalidation is true

origin_access_identity

dictionary

Describes the origin access identity information. Requires origin_access_identity_id to be set.

Returned: only if origin_access_identity is true

origin_access_identity_configuration

dictionary

Describes the origin access identity information configuration information. Requires origin_access_identity_id to be set.

Returned: only if origin_access_identity_configuration is true

result

dictionary

Result dict not nested under the CloudFront ID to access results of module without the knowledge of that id as figuring out the DistributionId is usually the reason one uses this module in the first place.

Returned: always

streaming_distribution

dictionary

Describes the streaming information for the distribution. Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Returned: only if streaming_distribution is true

streaming_distribution_config

dictionary

Describes the streaming configuration information for the distribution. Requires distribution_id or domain_name_alias to be specified.

Returned: only if streaming_distribution_config is true

summary

dictionary

Gives a summary of distributions, streaming distributions and origin access identities.

Returned: as default or if summary is true

Authors

  • Willem van Ketwich (@wilvk)