community.kubernetes.kubectl – Execute tasks in pods running on Kubernetes.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.kubernetes collection.

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.kubernetes.kubectl.

Synopsis

  • Use the kubectl exec command to run tasks in, or put/fetch files to, pods running on the Kubernetes container platform.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this connection.

  • kubectl (go binary)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
ca_cert
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_SSL_CA_CERT
var: ansible_kubectl_ssl_ca_cert
var: ansible_kubectl_ca_cert
Path to a CA certificate used to authenticate with the API.

aliases: kubectl_ssl_ca_cert
client_cert
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_CERT_FILE
var: ansible_kubectl_cert_file
var: ansible_kubectl_client_cert
Path to a certificate used to authenticate with the API.

aliases: kubectl_cert_file
client_key
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_KEY_FILE
var: ansible_kubectl_key_file
var: ansible_kubectl_client_key
Path to a key file used to authenticate with the API.

aliases: kubectl_key_file
kubectl_container
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_CONTAINER
var: ansible_kubectl_container
Container name.
Required when a pod contains more than one container.
kubectl_context
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_CONTEXT
var: ansible_kubectl_context
The name of a context found in the K8s config file.
kubectl_extra_args
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_EXTRA_ARGS
var: ansible_kubectl_extra_args
Extra arguments to pass to the kubectl command line.
Please be aware that this passes information directly on the command line and it could expose sensitive data.
kubectl_host
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_HOST
env:K8S_AUTH_SERVER
var: ansible_kubectl_host
var: ansible_kubectl_server
URL for accessing the API.
kubectl_kubeconfig
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_KUBECONFIG
var: ansible_kubectl_kubeconfig
var: ansible_kubectl_config
Path to a kubectl config file. Defaults to ~/.kube/config
kubectl_namespace
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_NAMESPACE
var: ansible_kubectl_namespace
The namespace of the pod
kubectl_password
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_PASSWORD
var: ansible_kubectl_password
Provide a password for authenticating with the API.
Please be aware that this passes information directly on the command line and it could expose sensitive data. We recommend using the file based authentication options instead.
kubectl_pod
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_POD
var: ansible_kubectl_pod
Pod name.
Required when the host name does not match pod name.
kubectl_token
string
env:K8S_AUTH_TOKEN
env:K8S_AUTH_API_KEY
var: ansible_kubectl_token
var: ansible_kubectl_api_key
API authentication bearer token.
Please be aware that this passes information directly on the command line and it could expose sensitive data. We recommend using the file based authentication options instead.
kubectl_username
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_USERNAME
var: ansible_kubectl_username
var: ansible_kubectl_user
Provide a username for authenticating with the API.
validate_certs
string
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_VERIFY_SSL
var: ansible_kubectl_verify_ssl
var: ansible_kubectl_validate_certs
Whether or not to verify the API server's SSL certificate. Defaults to true.

aliases: kubectl_verify_ssl

Authors

  • xuxinkun