community.general.chef_databag – fetches data from a Chef Databag

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.7.0).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.chef_databag.

Synopsis

  • This is a lookup plugin to provide access to chef data bags using the pychef package. It interfaces with the chef server api using the same methods to find a knife or chef-client config file to load parameters from, starting from either the given base path or the current working directory. The lookup order mirrors the one from Chef, all folders in the base path are walked back looking for the following configuration file in order : .chef/knife.rb, ~/.chef/knife.rb, /etc/chef/client.rb

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this lookup.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
item
string / required
Item to fetch
name
string / required
Name of the databag

Examples

- ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.chef_databag', 'name=data_bag_name item=data_bag_item') }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
list / elements=dictionary
success
The value from the databag.



Authors

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