community.general.ipify_facts – Retrieve the public IP of your internet gateway

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • If behind NAT and need to know the public IP of your internet gateway.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_url
string
Default:
"https://api.ipify.org/"
URL of the ipify.org API service.
?format=json will be appended per default.
timeout
integer
Default:
10
HTTP connection timeout in seconds.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to NO, SSL certificates will not be validated.

Notes

Note

Examples

# Gather IP facts from ipify.org
- name: Get my public IP
  community.general.ipify_facts:

# Gather IP facts from your own ipify service endpoint with a custom timeout
- name: Get my public IP
  community.general.ipify_facts:
    api_url: http://api.example.com/ipify
    timeout: 20

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ipify_public_ip
string
success
Public IP of the internet gateway.

Sample:
1.2.3.4


Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)