community.general.rax_keypair module – Create a keypair for use with Rackspace Cloud Servers

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.rax_keypair.

Synopsis

  • Create a keypair for use with Rackspace Cloud Servers

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • pyrax

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/

credentials

aliases: creds_file

path

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

env

string

identity_type

string

Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.

Default: “rackspace”

name

string / required

Name of keypair

public_key

string

Public Key string to upload. Can be a file path or string

region

string

Region to create an instance in.

state

string

Indicate desired state of the resource

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

tenant_id

string

The tenant ID used for authentication.

tenant_name

string

The tenant name used for authentication.

username

string

Rackspace username, overrides credentials.

validate_certs

aliases: verify_ssl

boolean

Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

Notes

Note

  • Keypairs cannot be manipulated, only created and deleted. To “update” a keypair you must first delete and then recreate.

  • The ability to specify a file path for the public key was added in 1.7

  • 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: Create a keypair
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False
  tasks:
    - name: Keypair request
      local_action:
        module: rax_keypair
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        name: my_keypair
        region: DFW
      register: keypair
    - name: Create local public key
      local_action:
        module: copy
        content: "{{ keypair.keypair.public_key }}"
        dest: "{{ inventory_dir }}/{{ keypair.keypair.name }}.pub"
    - name: Create local private key
      local_action:
        module: copy
        content: "{{ keypair.keypair.private_key }}"
        dest: "{{ inventory_dir }}/{{ keypair.keypair.name }}"

- name: Create a keypair
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False
  tasks:
    - name: Keypair request
      local_action:
        module: rax_keypair
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        name: my_keypair
        public_key: "{{ lookup('file', 'authorized_keys/id_rsa.pub') }}"
        region: DFW
      register: keypair

Authors

  • Matt Martz (@sivel)