community.general.mattermost module – Send Mattermost notifications

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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.mattermost.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_key

string / required

Mattermost webhook api key. Log into your mattermost site, go to Menu -> Integration -> Incoming Webhook -> Add Incoming Webhook. This will give you full URL. api_key is the last part. http://mattermost.example.com/hooks/API_KEY

attachments

list / elements=dictionary

added in community.general 4.3.0

Define a list of attachments.

For more information, see https://developers.mattermost.com/integrate/admin-guide/admin-message-attachments/.

Required when text is not set.

channel

string

Channel to send the message to. If absent, the message goes to the channel selected for the api_key.

icon_url

string

Url for the message sender’s icon.

Default: "https://www.ansible.com/favicon.ico"

text

string

Text to send. Note that the module does not handle escaping characters.

Required when attachments is not set.

url

string / required

Mattermost url (i.e. http://mattermost.yourcompany.com).

username

string

This is the sender of the message (Username Override need to be enabled by mattermost admin, see mattermost doc.

Default: "Ansible"

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Examples

- name: Send notification message via Mattermost
  community.general.mattermost:
    url: http://mattermost.example.com
    api_key: my_api_key
    text: '{{ inventory_hostname }} completed'

- name: Send notification message via Mattermost all options
  community.general.mattermost:
    url: http://mattermost.example.com
    api_key: my_api_key
    text: '{{ inventory_hostname }} completed'
    channel: notifications
    username: 'Ansible on {{ inventory_hostname }}'
    icon_url: http://www.example.com/some-image-file.png

- name: Send attachments message via Mattermost
  community.general.mattermost:
    url: http://mattermost.example.com
    api_key: my_api_key
    attachments:
      - text: Display my system load on host A and B
        color: '#ff00dd'
        title: System load
        fields:
          - title: System A
            value: "load average: 0,74, 0,66, 0,63"
            short: true
          - title: System B
            value: 'load average: 5,16, 4,64, 2,43'
            short: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

payload

string

Mattermost payload

Returned: success

webhook_url

string

URL the webhook is sent to

Returned: success

Authors

  • Benjamin Jolivot (@bjolivot)