community.general.mqtt – Publish a message on an MQTT topic for the IoT

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.mqtt.

Synopsis

  • Publish a message on an MQTT topic.

Requirements

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

  • mosquitto

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
path
The path to the Certificate Authority certificate files that are to be treated as trusted by this client. If this is the only option given then the client will operate in a similar manner to a web browser. That is to say it will require the broker to have a certificate signed by the Certificate Authorities in ca_certs and will communicate using TLS v1, but will not attempt any form of authentication. This provides basic network encryption but may not be sufficient depending on how the broker is configured.

aliases: ca_certs
client_cert
path
The path pointing to the PEM encoded client certificate. If this is not None it will be used as client information for TLS based authentication. Support for this feature is broker dependent.

aliases: certfile
client_id
string
MQTT client identifier
If not specified, a value hostname + pid will be used.
client_key
path
The path pointing to the PEM encoded client private key. If this is not None it will be used as client information for TLS based authentication. Support for this feature is broker dependent.

aliases: keyfile
password
string
Password for username to authenticate against the broker.
payload
string / required
Payload. The special string "None" may be used to send a NULL (i.e. empty) payload which is useful to simply notify with the topic or to clear previously retained messages.
port
integer
Default:
1883
MQTT broker port number
qos
string
    Choices:
  • 0 ←
  • 1
  • 2
QoS (Quality of Service)
retain
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Setting this flag causes the broker to retain (i.e. keep) the message so that applications that subsequently subscribe to the topic can received the last retained message immediately.
server
string
Default:
"localhost"
MQTT broker address/name
tls_version
string
    Choices:
  • tlsv1.1
  • tlsv1.2
Specifies the version of the SSL/TLS protocol to be used.
By default (if the python version supports it) the highest TLS version is detected. If unavailable, TLS v1 is used.
topic
string / required
MQTT topic name
username
string
Username to authenticate against the broker.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Publish a message on an MQTT topic
  community.general.mqtt:
    topic: 'service/ansible/{{ ansible_hostname }}'
    payload: 'Hello at {{ ansible_date_time.iso8601 }}'
    qos: 0
    retain: False
    client_id: ans001
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Jan-Piet Mens (@jpmens)