community.aws.cloudwatchevent_rule – Manage CloudWatch Event rules and targets

Note

This plugin is part of the community.aws collection (version 1.5.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • This module creates and manages CloudWatch event rules and targets.

Requirements

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

  • boto

  • boto3

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_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.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Only used for boto3 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.
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
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.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
description
string
A description of the rule.
ec2_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.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
event_pattern
string
A string pattern (in valid JSON format) that is used to match against incoming events to determine if the rule should be triggered.
name
string / required
The name of the rule you are creating, updating or deleting. No spaces or special characters allowed (i.e. must match [\.\-_A-Za-z0-9]+).
profile
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
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.

aliases: aws_profile
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

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
role_arn
string
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role associated with the rule.
schedule_expression
string
A cron or rate expression that defines the schedule the rule will trigger on. For example, cron(0 20 * * ? *), rate(5 minutes).
security_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.

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • disabled
  • absent
Whether the rule is present (and enabled), disabled, or absent.
targets
list / elements=dictionary
A list of targets to add to or update for the rule.
arn
string / required
The ARN associated with the target.
ecs_parameters
dictionary
Contains the ECS task definition and task count to be used, if the event target is an ECS task.
task_count
integer
The number of tasks to create based on task_definition.
task_definition_arn
string
The full ARN of the task definition.
id
string / required
The unique target assignment ID.
input
string
A JSON object that will override the event data when passed to the target.
If neither input nor input_path is specified, then the entire event is passed to the target in JSON form.
input_path
string
A JSONPath string (e.g. $.detail) that specifies the part of the event data to be passed to the target.
If neither input nor input_path is specified, then the entire event is passed to the target in JSON form.
role_arn
string
The ARN of the IAM role to be used for this target when the rule is triggered.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • A rule must contain at least an event_pattern or schedule_expression. A rule can have both an event_pattern and a schedule_expression, in which case the rule will trigger on matching events as well as on a schedule.

  • When specifying targets, input and input_path are mutually-exclusive and optional parameters.

  • 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

  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

- community.aws.cloudwatchevent_rule:
    name: MyCronTask
    schedule_expression: "cron(0 20 * * ? *)"
    description: Run my scheduled task
    targets:
      - id: MyTargetId
        arn: arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:123456789012:function:MyFunction

- community.aws.cloudwatchevent_rule:
    name: MyDisabledCronTask
    schedule_expression: "rate(5 minutes)"
    description: Run my disabled scheduled task
    state: disabled
    targets:
      - id: MyOtherTargetId
        arn: arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:123456789012:function:MyFunction
        input: '{"foo": "bar"}'

- community.aws.cloudwatchevent_rule:
    name: MyCronTask
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
rule
dictionary
success
CloudWatch Event rule data.

Sample:
{'arn': 'arn:aws:events:us-east-1:123456789012:rule/MyCronTask', 'description': 'Run my scheduled task', 'name': 'MyCronTask', 'schedule_expression': 'cron(0 20 * * ? *)', 'state': 'ENABLED'}
targets
list / elements=string
success
CloudWatch Event target(s) assigned to the rule.

Sample:
[{ 'arn': 'arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:123456789012:function:MyFunction', 'id': 'MyTargetId' }]


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