community.general.gitlab_branch module – Create or delete a branch

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

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.general.

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

New in version 4.2.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • This module allows to create or delete branches.

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_job_token

string

added in 4.2.0 of community.general

GitLab CI job token for logging in.

api_oauth_token

string

added in 4.2.0 of community.general

GitLab OAuth token for logging in.

api_password

string

The password to use for authentication against the API

api_token

string

GitLab access token with API permissions.

api_url

string

The resolvable endpoint for the API

api_username

string

The username to use for authentication against the API

branch

string / required

The name of the branch that needs to be created.

project

string / required

The path or name of the project.

ref_branch

string

Reference branch to create from.

This must be specified if state=present.

state

string

Create or delete branch.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

validate_certs

boolean

Whether or not to validate SSL certs when supplying a https endpoint.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

- name: Create branch branch2 from main
  community.general.gitlab_branch:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    project: "group1/project1"
    branch: branch2
    ref_branch: main
    state: present

- name: Delete branch branch2
  community.general.gitlab_branch:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    project: "group1/project1"
    branch: branch2
    state: absent

Authors

  • paytroff (@paytroff)