community.general.gitlab_user module – Creates/updates/deletes/blocks/unblocks GitLab Users

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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_user.

Synopsis

  • When the user does not exist in GitLab, it will be created.

  • When the user exists and state=absent, the user will be deleted.

  • When the user exists and state=blocked, the user will be blocked.

  • When changes are made to user, the user will be updated.

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_level

string

The access level to the group. One of the following can be used.

guest

reporter

developer

master (alias for maintainer)

maintainer

owner

Choices:

  • guest ← (default)

  • reporter

  • developer

  • master

  • maintainer

  • owner

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

confirm

boolean

Require confirmation.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

email

string

The email that belongs to the user.

Required only if state is set to present.

external

boolean

Define external parameter for this user.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

group

string

Id or Full path of parent group in the form of group/name.

Add user as a member to this group.

identities

list / elements=dictionary

added in 3.3.0 of community.general

List of identities to be added/updated for this user.

To remove all other identities from this user, set overwrite_identities=true.

extern_uid

string

User ID for external identity.

provider

string

The name of the external identity provider

isadmin

boolean

Grant admin privileges to the user.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

Name of the user you want to create.

Required only if state is set to present.

overwrite_identities

boolean

added in 3.3.0 of community.general

Overwrite identities with identities added in this module.

This means that all identities that the user has and that are not listed in identities are removed from the user.

This is only done if a list is provided for identities. To remove all identities, provide an empty list.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

password

string

The password of the user.

GitLab server enforces minimum password length to 8, set this value with 8 or more characters.

reset_password

boolean

added in 3.3.0 of community.general

Whether the user can change its password or not.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

sshkey_expires_at

string

added in 3.1.0 of community.general

The expiration date of the SSH public key in ISO 8601 format YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

This is only used when adding new SSH public keys.

sshkey_file

string

The SSH public key itself.

sshkey_name

string

The name of the SSH public key.

state

string

Create, delete or block a user.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • blocked

  • unblocked

username

string / required

The username of the user.

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • From community.general 0.2.0 and onwards, name, email and password are optional while deleting the user.

Examples

- name: "Delete GitLab User"
  community.general.gitlab_user:
    api_url: https://gitlab.example.com/
    api_token: "{{ access_token }}"
    validate_certs: False
    username: myusername
    state: absent

- name: "Create GitLab User"
  community.general.gitlab_user:
    api_url: https://gitlab.example.com/
    validate_certs: True
    api_username: dj-wasabi
    api_password: "MySecretPassword"
    name: My Name
    username: myusername
    password: mysecretpassword
    email: [email protected]
    sshkey_name: MySSH
    sshkey_file: ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc...
    state: present
    group: super_group/mon_group
    access_level: owner

- name: "Create GitLab User using external identity provider"
  community.general.gitlab_user:
    api_url: https://gitlab.example.com/
    validate_certs: True
    api_token: "{{ access_token }}"
    name: My Name
    username: myusername
    password: mysecretpassword
    email: [email protected]
    identities:
    - provider: Keycloak
      extern_uid: f278f95c-12c7-4d51-996f-758cc2eb11bc
    state: present
    group: super_group/mon_group
    access_level: owner

- name: "Block GitLab User"
  community.general.gitlab_user:
    api_url: https://gitlab.example.com/
    api_token: "{{ access_token }}"
    validate_certs: False
    username: myusername
    state: blocked

- name: "Unblock GitLab User"
  community.general.gitlab_user:
    api_url: https://gitlab.example.com/
    api_token: "{{ access_token }}"
    validate_certs: False
    username: myusername
    state: unblocked

Return Values

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

Key

Description

error

string

the error message returned by the GitLab API

Returned: failed

Sample: “400: path is already in use”

msg

string

Success or failure message

Returned: always

Sample: “Success”

result

dictionary

json parsed response from the server

Returned: always

user

dictionary

API object

Returned: always

Authors

  • Werner Dijkerman (@dj-wasabi)

  • Guillaume Martinez (@Lunik)

  • Lennert Mertens (@LennertMertens)

  • Stef Graces (@stgrace)