community.general.telegram – module for sending notifications via telegram

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.7.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

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

Synopsis

  • Send notifications via telegram bot, to a verified group or user.

  • Also, the user may try to use any other telegram bot API method, if you specify api_method argument.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_args
dictionary
added in 2.0.0 of community.general
Any parameters for the method.
For reference to default method, SendMessage, see https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#sendmessage.
api_method
string
added in 2.0.0 of community.general
Default:
"SendMessage"
Bot API method.
chat_id
string
(Deprecated) Telegram group or user chat_id.
msg
string
(Deprecated) What message you wish to send.
msg_format
string
    Choices:
  • plain ←
  • markdown
  • MarkdownV2
  • html
(Deprecated) Message format. Formatting options markdown, MarkdownV2, and html described in Telegram API docs (https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#formatting-options). If option plain set, message will not be formatted.
token
string / required
Token identifying your telegram bot.

Notes

Note

  • You will require a telegram account and create telegram bot to use this module.

  • The options msg, msg_format and chat_id have been deprecated and will be removed in community.general 4.0.0. Use the corresponding variables in api_args instead. See the examples for how that works.

Examples

- name: Send notify to Telegram
  community.general.telegram:
    token: '9999999:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
    api_args:
      chat_id: 000000
      parse_mode: "markdown"
      text: "Your precious application has been deployed: https://example.com"
      disable_web_page_preview: True
      disable_notification: True

- name: Forward message to someone
  community.general.telegram:
    token: '9999999:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
    api_method: forwardMessage
    api_args:
      chat_id: 000000
      from_chat_id: 111111
      disable_notification: True
      message_id: '{{ saved_msg_id }}'

- name: Send a message to chat in playbook (deprecated old style)
  community.general.telegram:
    token: '9999999:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
    chat_id: 000000
    msg: Ansible task finished

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
msg
string
success
The message you attempted to send

Sample:
Ansible task finished
telegram_error
string
failure
Error message gotten from Telegram API

Sample:
Bad Request: message text is empty


Authors

  • Artem Feofanov (@tyouxa)

  • Nikolai Lomov (@lomserman)