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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
api_key
string
Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

aliases: password
auth_endpoint
string
The URI of the authentication service.
If not specified will be set to https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/
credentials
path
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
env
string
identity_type
string
Default:
"rackspace"
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the resource
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
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

aliases: verify_ssl

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)