community.general.rax_files_objects module – Upload, download, and delete objects in Rackspace Cloud Files

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • Upload, download, and delete objects in Rackspace Cloud Files.

  • This module relies on the pyrax package which is deprecated in favour of using Openstack API.

  • Unless maintainers step up to work on the module, it will be marked as deprecated in community.general 7.0.0 and removed in version 9.0.0.

Requirements

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

  • pyrax

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_key

aliases: password

string

Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

auth_endpoint

string

The URI of the authentication service.

If not specified will be set to https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/

clear_meta

boolean

Optionally clear existing metadata when applying metadata to existing objects. Selecting this option is only appropriate when setting type=meta.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

container

string / required

The container to use for file object operations.

credentials

aliases: creds_file

path

File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

dest

string

The destination of a get operation; i.e. a local directory, /home/user/myfolder. Used to specify the destination of an operation on a remote object; i.e. a file name, file1, or a comma-separated list of remote objects, file1,file2,file17.

env

string

expires

integer

Used to set an expiration in seconds on an uploaded file or folder.

identity_type

string

Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.

Default: "rackspace"

meta

dictionary

Items to set as metadata values on an uploaded file or folder.

Default: {}

method

string

The method of operation to be performed: put to upload files, get to download files or delete to remove remote objects in Cloud Files.

Choices:

  • "get" ← (default)

  • "put"

  • "delete"

region

string

Region to create an instance in.

src

string

Source from which to upload files. Used to specify a remote object as a source for an operation, i.e. a file name, file1, or a comma-separated list of remote objects, file1,file2,file17. Parameters src and dest are mutually exclusive on remote-only object operations

structure

boolean

Used to specify whether to maintain nested directory structure when downloading objects from Cloud Files. Setting to false downloads the contents of a container to a single, flat directory

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

tenant_id

string

The tenant ID used for authentication.

tenant_name

string

The tenant name used for authentication.

type

string

Type of object to do work on

Metadata object or a file object

Choices:

  • "file" ← (default)

  • "meta"

username

string

Rackspace username, overrides credentials.

validate_certs

aliases: verify_ssl

boolean

Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

Notes

Note

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.

  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating

  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file

  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, …)

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.

  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating

  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file

  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, …)

Examples

- name: "Test Cloud Files Objects"
  hosts: local
  gather_facts: false
  tasks:
    - name: "Get objects from test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        dest: ~/Downloads/testcont

    - name: "Get single object from test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        src: file1
        dest: ~/Downloads/testcont

    - name: "Get several objects from test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        src: file1,file2,file3
        dest: ~/Downloads/testcont

    - name: "Delete one object in test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: delete
        dest: file1

    - name: "Delete several objects in test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: delete
        dest: file2,file3,file4

    - name: "Delete all objects in test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: delete

    - name: "Upload all files to test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: put
        src: ~/Downloads/onehundred

    - name: "Upload one file to test container"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: put
        src: ~/Downloads/testcont/file1

    - name: "Upload one file to test container with metadata"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        src: ~/Downloads/testcont/file2
        method: put
        meta:
          testkey: testdata
          who_uploaded_this: [email protected]

    - name: "Upload one file to test container with TTL of 60 seconds"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: put
        src: ~/Downloads/testcont/file3
        expires: 60

    - name: "Attempt to get remote object that does not exist"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: get
        src: FileThatDoesNotExist.jpg
        dest: ~/Downloads/testcont
      ignore_errors: true

    - name: "Attempt to delete remote object that does not exist"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        method: delete
        dest: FileThatDoesNotExist.jpg
      ignore_errors: true

- name: "Test Cloud Files Objects Metadata"
  hosts: local
  gather_facts: false
  tasks:
    - name: "Get metadata on one object"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        type: meta
        dest: file2

    - name: "Get metadata on several objects"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        type: meta
        src: file2,file1

    - name: "Set metadata on an object"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        type: meta
        dest: file17
        method: put
        meta:
          key1: value1
          key2: value2
        clear_meta: true

    - name: "Verify metadata is set"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        type: meta
        src: file17

    - name: "Delete metadata"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        type: meta
        dest: file17
        method: delete
        meta:
          key1: ''
          key2: ''

    - name: "Get metadata on all objects"
      community.general.rax_files_objects:
        container: testcont
        type: meta

Authors

  • Paul Durivage (@angstwad)