community.general.gitlab_group_variable module – Creates, updates, or deletes GitLab groups variables

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 9.0.1).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

New in community.general 1.2.0

Synopsis

  • Creates a group variable if it does not exist.

  • When a group variable does exist, its value will be updated when the values are different.

  • Variables which are untouched in the playbook, but are not untouched in the GitLab group, they stay untouched (purge=false) or will be deleted (purge=true).

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_job_token

string

added in community.general 4.2.0

GitLab CI job token for logging in.

api_oauth_token

string

added in community.general 4.2.0

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.

ca_path

string

added in community.general 8.1.0

The CA certificates bundle to use to verify GitLab server certificate.

group

string / required

The path and name of the group.

purge

boolean

When set to true, delete all variables which are not untouched in the task.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

Create or delete group variable.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

variables

list / elements=dictionary

added in community.general 4.5.0

A list of dictionaries that represents CI/CD variables.

This modules works internal with this structure, even if the older vars parameter is used.

Default: []

environment_scope

string

The scope for the variable.

Default: "*"

masked

boolean

Whether variable value is masked or not.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

name

string / required

The name of the variable.

protected

boolean

Whether variable value is protected or not.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

raw

boolean

added in community.general 7.4.0

Whether variable value is raw or not.

Support for raw values requires GitLab >= 15.7.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

value

string

The variable value.

Required when state=present.

variable_type

string

Whether a variable is an environment variable (env_var) or a file (file).

Choices:

  • "env_var" ← (default)

  • "file"

vars

dictionary

When the list element is a simple key-value pair, masked, raw and protected will be set to false.

When the list element is a dict with the keys value, masked, raw and protected, the user can have full control about whether a value should be masked, raw, protected or both.

Support for group variables requires GitLab >= 9.5.

Support for environment_scope requires GitLab Premium >= 13.11.

Support for protected values requires GitLab >= 9.3.

Support for masked values requires GitLab >= 11.10.

Support for raw values requires GitLab >= 15.7.

A value must be a string or a number.

Field variable_type must be a string with either env_var, which is the default, or file.

When a value is masked, it must be in Base64 and have a length of at least 8 characters. See GitLab documentation on acceptable values for a masked variable (https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/ci/variables/#masked-variables).

Default: {}

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

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.

Examples

- name: Set or update some CI/CD variables
  community.general.gitlab_group_variable:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    group: scodeman/testgroup/
    purge: false
    variables:
      - name: ACCESS_KEY_ID
        value: abc123
      - name: SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
        value: 3214cbad
        masked: true
        protected: true
        variable_type: env_var
        environment_scope: production

- name: Set or update some CI/CD variables with raw value
  community.general.gitlab_group_variable:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    group: scodeman/testgroup/
    purge: false
    vars:
      ACCESS_KEY_ID: abc123
      SECRET_ACCESS_KEY:
        value: 3214cbad
        masked: true
        protected: true
        raw: true
        variable_type: env_var
        environment_scope: '*'

- name: Set or update some CI/CD variables with expandable value
  community.general.gitlab_group_variable:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    group: scodeman/testgroup/
    purge: false
    vars:
      ACCESS_KEY_ID: abc123
      SECRET_ACCESS_KEY:
        value: '$MY_OTHER_VARIABLE'
        masked: true
        protected: true
        raw: false
        variable_type: env_var
        environment_scope: '*'

- name: Delete one variable
  community.general.gitlab_group_variable:
    api_url: https://gitlab.com
    api_token: secret_access_token
    group: scodeman/testgroup/
    state: absent
    vars:
      ACCESS_KEY_ID: abc123

Return Values

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

Key

Description

group_variable

dictionary

Four lists of the variablenames which were added, updated, removed or exist.

Returned: always

added

list / elements=string

A list of variables which were created.

Returned: always

Sample: ["ACCESS_KEY_ID", "SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"]

removed

list / elements=string

A list of variables which were deleted.

Returned: always

Sample: ["ACCESS_KEY_ID", "SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"]

untouched

list / elements=string

A list of variables which exist.

Returned: always

Sample: ["ACCESS_KEY_ID", "SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"]

updated

list / elements=string

A list of variables whose values were changed.

Returned: always

Sample: ["ACCESS_KEY_ID", "SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"]

Authors

  • Florent Madiot (@scodeman)