community.docker.docker_login – Log into a Docker registry.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.docker collection (version 1.9.1).

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

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

Synopsis

  • Provides functionality similar to the “docker login” command.

  • Authenticate with a docker registry and add the credentials to your local Docker config file respectively the credentials store associated to the registry. Adding the credentials to the config files resp. the credential store allows future connections to the registry using tools such as Ansible’s Docker modules, the Docker CLI and Docker SDK for Python without needing to provide credentials.

  • Running in check mode will perform the authentication without updating the config file.

Requirements

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

  • Docker API >= 1.20

  • Docker SDK for Python: Please note that the docker-py Python module has been superseded by docker (see here for details). For Python 2.6, docker-py must be used. Otherwise, it is recommended to install the docker Python module. Note that both modules should not be installed at the same time. Also note that when both modules are installed and one of them is uninstalled, the other might no longer function and a reinstall of it is required.

  • Docker SDK for Python >= 1.8.0 (use docker-py for Python 2.6)

  • L(Python bindings for docker credentials store API) >= 0.2.1 (use docker-pycreds when using Docker SDK for Python < 4.0.0)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_version
string
Default:
"auto"
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.

aliases: docker_api_version
ca_cert
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.

aliases: tls_ca_cert, cacert_path
client_cert
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.

aliases: tls_client_cert, cert_path
client_key
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.

aliases: tls_client_key, key_path
config_path
path
Default:
"~/.docker/config.json"
Custom path to the Docker CLI configuration file.

aliases: dockercfg_path
debug
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Debug mode
docker_host
string
Default:
"unix://var/run/docker.sock"
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.

aliases: docker_url
email
string
Does nothing, do not use.
Will be removed in community.docker 2.0.0.
password
string
The plaintext password for the registry account.
Required when state is present.
reauthorize
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Refresh existing authentication found in the configuration file.

aliases: reauth
registry_url
string
Default:
"https://index.docker.io/v1/"
The registry URL.

aliases: registry, url
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
This controls the current state of the user. present will login in a user, absent will log them out.
To logout you only need the registry server, which defaults to DockerHub.
Before 2.1 you could ONLY log in.
Docker does not support 'logout' with a custom config file.
timeout
integer
Default:
60
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.
tls
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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 yes 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.
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.
The current default value is localhost. This default is deprecated and will change in community.docker 2.0.0 to be a value computed from docker_host. Explicitly specify localhost to make sure this value will still be used, and to disable the deprecation message which will be shown otherwise.
use_ssh_client
boolean
added in 1.5.0 of community.docker
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
For SSH transports, use the ssh CLI tool instead of paramiko.
Requires Docker SDK for Python 4.4.0 or newer.
username
string
The username for the registry account.
Required when state is present.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.

aliases: tls_verify

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: Log into DockerHub
  community.docker.docker_login:
    username: docker
    password: rekcod

- name: Log into private registry and force re-authorization
  community.docker.docker_login:
    registry_url: your.private.registry.io
    username: yourself
    password: secrets3
    reauthorize: yes

- name: Log into DockerHub using a custom config file
  community.docker.docker_login:
    username: docker
    password: rekcod
    config_path: /tmp/.mydockercfg

- name: Log out of DockerHub
  community.docker.docker_login:
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
login_results
dictionary
when state='present'
Results from the login.

Sample:
{'serveraddress': 'localhost:5000', 'username': 'testuser'}


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