community.docker.docker_config module – Manage docker configs.

Note

This module is part of the community.docker 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.docker. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.docker.docker_config.

Synopsis

  • Create and remove Docker configs in a Swarm environment. Similar to docker config create and docker config rm.

  • Adds to the metadata of new configs ‘ansible_key’, an encrypted hash representation of the data, which is then used in future runs to test if a config has changed. If ‘ansible_key’ is not present, then a config will not be updated unless the force option is set.

  • Updates to configs are performed by removing the config and creating it again.

Requirements

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

  • Docker API >= 1.30

  • Docker SDK for Python: Please note that the docker-py Python module has been superseded by docker (see here for details). This module does *not* work with docker-py.

  • Docker SDK for Python >= 2.6.0

  • Python >= 2.7

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_version

aliases: docker_api_version

string

The version of the Docker API running on the Docker Host.

Defaults to the latest version of the API supported by Docker SDK for Python and the docker daemon.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_API_VERSION will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Default: "auto"

ca_cert

aliases: tls_ca_cert, cacert_path

path

Use a CA certificate when performing server verification by providing the path to a CA certificate file.

If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file ca.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

client_cert

aliases: tls_client_cert, cert_path

path

Path to the client’s TLS certificate file.

If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file cert.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

client_key

aliases: tls_client_key, key_path

path

Path to the client’s TLS key file.

If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file key.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

data

string

The value of the config.

Mutually exclusive with data_src. One of data and data_src is required if state=present.

data_is_b64

boolean

If set to true, the data is assumed to be Base64 encoded and will be decoded before being used.

To use binary data, it is better to keep it Base64 encoded and let it be decoded by this option.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

data_src

path

added in community.docker 1.10.0

The file on the target from which to read the config.

Mutually exclusive with data. One of data and data_src is required if state=present.

debug

boolean

Debug mode

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

docker_host

aliases: docker_url

string

The URL or Unix socket path used to connect to the Docker API. To connect to a remote host, provide the TCP connection string. For example, tcp://192.0.2.23:2376. If TLS is used to encrypt the connection, the module will automatically replace tcp in the connection URL with https.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_HOST will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Default: "unix://var/run/docker.sock"

force

boolean

Use with state present to always remove and recreate an existing config.

If true, an existing config will be replaced, even if it has not been changed.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

labels

dictionary

A map of key:value meta data, where both the key and value are expected to be a string.

If new meta data is provided, or existing meta data is modified, the config will be updated by removing it and creating it again.

name

string / required

The name of the config.

rolling_versions

boolean

added in community.docker 2.2.0

If set to true, configs are created with an increasing version number appended to their name.

Adds a label containing the version number to the managed configs with the name ansible_version.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

ssl_version

string

Provide a valid SSL version number. Default value determined by ssl.py module.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_SSL_VERSION will be used instead.

state

string

Set to present, if the config should exist, and absent, if it should not.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

template_driver

string

added in community.docker 2.5.0

Set to golang to use a Go template in data or a Go template file in data_src.

Choices:

  • "golang"

timeout

integer

The maximum amount of time in seconds to wait on a response from the API.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TIMEOUT will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Default: 60

tls

boolean

Secure the connection to the API by using TLS without verifying the authenticity of the Docker host server. Note that if validate_certs is set to true as well, it will take precedence.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

tls_hostname

string

When verifying the authenticity of the Docker Host server, provide the expected name of the server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS_HOSTNAME will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Note that this option had a default value localhost in older versions. It was removed in community.docker 3.0.0.

use_ssh_client

boolean

added in community.docker 1.5.0

For SSH transports, use the ssh CLI tool instead of paramiko.

Requires Docker SDK for Python 4.4.0 or newer.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

aliases: tls_verify

boolean

Secure the connection to the API by using TLS and verifying the authenticity of the Docker host server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

versions_to_keep

integer

added in community.docker 2.2.0

When using rolling_versions, the number of old versions of the config to keep.

Extraneous old configs are deleted after the new one is created.

Set to -1 to keep everything or to 0 or 1 to keep only the current one.

Default: 5

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

action_group

Action groups: community.docker.docker, docker

Use group/docker or group/community.docker.docker in module_defaults to set defaults for this module.

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Notes

Note

  • Connect to the Docker daemon by providing parameters with each task or by defining environment variables. You can define DOCKER_HOST, DOCKER_TLS_HOSTNAME, DOCKER_API_VERSION, DOCKER_CERT_PATH, DOCKER_SSL_VERSION, DOCKER_TLS, DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY and DOCKER_TIMEOUT. If you are using docker machine, run the script shipped with the product that sets up the environment. It will set these variables for you. See https://docs.docker.com/machine/reference/env/ for more details.

  • When connecting to Docker daemon with TLS, you might need to install additional Python packages. For the Docker SDK for Python, version 2.4 or newer, this can be done by installing docker[tls] with ansible.builtin.pip.

  • Note that the Docker SDK for Python only allows to specify the path to the Docker configuration for very few functions. In general, it will use $HOME/.docker/config.json if the DOCKER_CONFIG environment variable is not specified, and use $DOCKER_CONFIG/config.json otherwise.

  • This module uses the Docker SDK for Python to communicate with the Docker daemon.

Examples

- name: Create config foo (from a file on the control machine)
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    # If the file is JSON or binary, Ansible might modify it (because
    # it is first decoded and later re-encoded). Base64-encoding the
    # file directly after reading it prevents this to happen.
    data: "{{ lookup('file', '/path/to/config/file') | b64encode }}"
    data_is_b64: true
    state: present

- name: Create config foo (from a file on the target machine)
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    data_src: /path/to/config/file
    state: present

- name: Change the config data
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    data: Goodnight everyone!
    labels:
      bar: baz
      one: '1'
    state: present

- name: Add a new label
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    data: Goodnight everyone!
    labels:
      bar: baz
      one: '1'
      # Adding a new label will cause a remove/create of the config
      two: '2'
    state: present

- name: No change
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    data: Goodnight everyone!
    labels:
      bar: baz
      one: '1'
      # Even though 'two' is missing, there is no change to the existing config
    state: present

- name: Update an existing label
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    data: Goodnight everyone!
    labels:
      bar: monkey   # Changing a label will cause a remove/create of the config
      one: '1'
    state: present

- name: Force the (re-)creation of the config
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    data: Goodnight everyone!
    force: true
    state: present

- name: Remove config foo
  community.docker.docker_config:
    name: foo
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

config_id

string

The ID assigned by Docker to the config object.

Returned: success and state is present

Sample: "hzehrmyjigmcp2gb6nlhmjqcv"

config_name

string

added in community.docker 2.2.0

The name of the created config object.

Returned: success and state is present

Sample: "awesome_config"

Authors

  • Chris Houseknecht (@chouseknecht)

  • John Hu (@ushuz)