community.general.sudosu become – Run tasks using sudo su -

Note

This become plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 5.0.2).

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.sudosu.

New in version 2.4.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • This become plugins allows your remote/login user to execute commands as another user via the sudo and su utilities combined.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

become_flags

string

Options to pass to sudo.

Default: “-H -S -n”

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [privilege_escalation]
    become_flags = -H -S -n
    
    [sudo_become_plugin]
    flags = -H -S -n
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_BECOME_FLAGS

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_SUDO_FLAGS

  • Variable: ansible_become_flags

  • Variable: ansible_sudo_flags

become_pass

string

Password to pass to sudo.

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [sudo_become_plugin]
    password = None
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_BECOME_PASS

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_SUDO_PASS

  • Variable: ansible_become_password

  • Variable: ansible_become_pass

  • Variable: ansible_sudo_pass

become_user

string

User you ‘become’ to execute the task.

Default: “root”

Configuration:

  • INI entries:

    [privilege_escalation]
    become_user = root
    
    [sudo_become_plugin]
    user = root
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_BECOME_USER

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_SUDO_USER

  • Variable: ansible_become_user

  • Variable: ansible_sudo_user

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.