community.general.pubnub_blocks module – PubNub blocks management module.

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.pubnub_blocks.

Synopsis

  • This module allows Ansible to interface with the PubNub BLOCKS infrastructure by providing the following operations: create / remove, start / stop and rename for blocks and create / modify / remove for event handlers

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • pubnub_blocks_client >= 1.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

account

string

Name of PubNub account for from which application will be used to manage blocks.

User’s account will be used if value not set or empty.

application

string / required

Name of target PubNub application for which blocks configuration on specific keyset will be done.

cache

dictionary

In case if single play use blocks management module few times it is preferred to enabled ‘caching’ by making previous module to share gathered artifacts and pass them to this parameter.

Default: {}

changes

dictionary

List of fields which should be changed by block itself (doesn’t affect any event handlers).

Possible options for change is: name.

Default: {}

description

string

Short block description which will be later visible on admin.pubnub.com. Used only if block doesn’t exists and won’t change description for existing block.

email

string

Email from account for which new session should be started.

Not required if cache contains result of previous module call (in same play).

event_handlers

list / elements=dictionary

List of event handlers which should be updated for specified block name.

Each entry for new event handler should contain: name, src, channels, event. name used as event handler name which can be used later to make changes to it.

src is full path to file with event handler code.

channels is name of channel from which event handler is waiting for events.

event is type of event which is able to trigger event handler: js-before-publish, js-after-publish, js-after-presence.

Each entry for existing handlers should contain name (so target handler can be identified). Rest parameters (src, channels and event) can be added if changes required for them.

It is possible to rename event handler by adding changes key to event handler payload and pass dictionary, which will contain single key name, where new name should be passed.

To remove particular event handler it is possible to set state for it to absent and it will be removed.

Default: []

keyset

string / required

Name of application’s keys set which is bound to managed blocks.

name

string / required

Name of managed block which will be later visible on admin.pubnub.com.

password

string

Password which match to account to which specified email belong.

Not required if cache contains result of previous module call (in same play).

state

string

Intended block state after event handlers creation / update process will be completed.

Choices:

  • started

  • stopped

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

validate_certs

boolean

This key allow to try skip certificates check when performing REST API calls. Sometimes host may have issues with certificates on it and this will cause problems to call PubNub REST API.

If check should be ignored False should be passed to this parameter.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

# Event handler create example.
- name: Create single event handler
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    email: '{{ email }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    event_handlers:
      -
        src: '{{ path_to_handler_source }}'
        name: '{{ handler_name }}'
        event: 'js-before-publish'
        channels: '{{ handler_channel }}'

# Change event handler trigger event type.
- name: Change event handler 'event'
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    email: '{{ email }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    event_handlers:
      -
        name: '{{ handler_name }}'
        event: 'js-after-publish'

# Stop block and event handlers.
- name: Stopping block
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    email: '{{ email }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    state: stop

# Multiple module calls with cached result passing
- name: Create '{{ block_name }}' block
  register: module_cache
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    email: '{{ email }}'
    password: '{{ password }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    state: present
- name: Add '{{ event_handler_1_name }}' handler to '{{ block_name }}'
  register: module_cache
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    cache: '{{ module_cache }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    state: present
    event_handlers:
      -
        src: '{{ path_to_handler_1_source }}'
        name: '{{ event_handler_1_name }}'
        channels: '{{ event_handler_1_channel }}'
        event: 'js-before-publish'
- name: Add '{{ event_handler_2_name }}' handler to '{{ block_name }}'
  register: module_cache
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    cache: '{{ module_cache }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    state: present
    event_handlers:
      -
        src: '{{ path_to_handler_2_source }}'
        name: '{{ event_handler_2_name }}'
        channels: '{{ event_handler_2_channel }}'
        event: 'js-before-publish'
- name: Start '{{ block_name }}' block
  register: module_cache
  community.general.pubnub_blocks:
    cache: '{{ module_cache }}'
    application: '{{ app_name }}'
    keyset: '{{ keyset_name }}'
    name: '{{ block_name }}'
    state: started

Return Values

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

Key

Description

module_cache

dictionary

Cached account information. In case if with single play module used few times it is better to pass cached data to next module calls to speed up process.

Returned: always

Authors

  • PubNub (@pubnub)

  • Sergey Mamontov (@parfeon)