community.general.rocketchat module – Send notifications to Rocket Chat

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.

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

Synopsis

  • The rocketchat module sends notifications to Rocket Chat via the Incoming WebHook integration

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

attachments

list / elements=dictionary

Define a list of attachments.

channel

string

Channel to send the message to. If absent, the message goes to the channel selected for the token specified during the creation of webhook.

color

string

Allow text to use default colors - use the default of ‘normal’ to not send a custom color bar at the start of the message

Choices:

  • "normal" ← (default)

  • "good"

  • "warning"

  • "danger"

domain

string / required

The domain for your environment without protocol. (i.e. example.com or chat.example.com)

icon_emoji

string

Emoji for the message sender. The representation for the available emojis can be got from Rocket Chat. (for example :thumbsup:) (if icon_emoji is set, icon_url will not be used)

icon_url

string

URL for the message sender’s icon.

Default: "https://www.ansible.com/favicon.ico"

integer

Automatically create links for channels and usernames in msg.

Choices:

  • 1 ← (default)

  • 0

msg

string

Message to be sent.

protocol

string

Specify the protocol used to send notification messages before the webhook url. (i.e. http or https)

Choices:

  • "http"

  • "https" ← (default)

token

string / required

Rocket Chat Incoming Webhook integration token. This provides authentication to Rocket Chat’s Incoming webhook for posting messages.

username

string

This is the sender of the message.

Default: "Ansible"

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Examples

- name: Send notification message via Rocket Chat
  community.general.rocketchat:
    token: thetoken/generatedby/rocketchat
    domain: chat.example.com
    msg: '{{ inventory_hostname }} completed'
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Send notification message via Rocket Chat all options
  community.general.rocketchat:
    domain: chat.example.com
    token: thetoken/generatedby/rocketchat
    msg: '{{ inventory_hostname }} completed'
    channel: #ansible
    username: 'Ansible on {{ inventory_hostname }}'
    icon_url: http://www.example.com/some-image-file.png
    link_names: 0
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Insert a color bar in front of the message for visibility purposes and use the default webhook icon and name configured in rocketchat
  community.general.rocketchat:
    token: thetoken/generatedby/rocketchat
    domain: chat.example.com
    msg: '{{ inventory_hostname }} is alive!'
    color: good
    username: ''
    icon_url: ''
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Use the attachments API
  community.general.rocketchat:
    token: thetoken/generatedby/rocketchat
    domain: chat.example.com
    attachments:
      - text: Display my system load on host A and B
        color: #ff00dd
        title: System load
        fields:
          - title: System A
            value: 'load average: 0,74, 0,66, 0,63'
            short: true
          - title: System B
            value: 'load average: 5,16, 4,64, 2,43'
            short: true
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

A flag indicating if any change was made or not.

Returned: success

Sample: false

Authors

  • Ramon de la Fuente (@ramondelafuente)