community.general.telegram module – Send notifications via telegram

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.0.1).

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.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

Comments

api_args

dictionary

added in community.general 2.0.0

Any parameters for the method.

For reference to default method, SendMessage, see https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#sendmessage.

api_method

string

added in community.general 2.0.0

Bot API method.

For reference, see https://core.telegram.org/bots/api.

Default: "SendMessage"

token

string / required

Token identifying your telegram bot.

Notes

Note

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

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 }}'

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

The message you attempted to send

Returned: success

Sample: "Ansible task finished"

telegram_error

string

Error message gotten from Telegram API

Returned: failure

Sample: "Bad Request: message text is empty"

Authors

  • Artem Feofanov (@tyouxa)

  • Nikolai Lomov (@lomserman)