community.postgresql.postgresql_lang module – Adds, removes or changes procedural languages with a PostgreSQL database

Note

This module is part of the community.postgresql collection (version 3.3.0).

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.postgresql. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.postgresql.postgresql_lang.

DEPRECATED

Removed in:

version 4.0.0

Why:

As of PostgreSQL 9.1, most procedural languages have been made into extensions.

Alternative:

Use community.postgresql.postgresql_ext instead.

Synopsis

  • Adds, removes or changes procedural languages with a PostgreSQL database.

  • This module allows you to add a language, remote a language or change the trust relationship with a PostgreSQL database.

  • The module can be used on the machine where executed or on a remote host.

  • When removing a language from a database, it is possible that dependencies prevent the database from being removed. In that case, you can specify cascade=true to automatically drop objects that depend on the language (such as functions in the language).

  • In case the language can’t be deleted because it is required by the database system, you can specify fail_on_drop=false to ignore the error.

  • Be careful when marking a language as trusted since this could be a potential security breach. Untrusted languages allow only users with the PostgreSQL superuser privilege to use this language to create new functions.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • psycopg2 >= 2.5.1

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ca_cert

aliases: ssl_rootcert

string

Specifies the name of a file containing SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate(s).

If the file exists, the server’s certificate will be verified to be signed by one of these authorities.

cascade

boolean

When dropping a language, also delete object that depend on this language.

Only used when state=absent.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

connect_params

dictionary

added in community.postgresql 2.3.0

Any additional parameters to be passed to libpg.

These parameters take precedence.

Default: {}

db

aliases: login_db

string / required

Name of database to connect to and where the language will be added, removed or changed.

fail_on_drop

boolean

If true, fail when removing a language. Otherwise just log and continue.

In some cases, it is not possible to remove a language (used by the db-system).

When dependencies block the removal, consider using cascade.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

force_trust

boolean

Marks the language as trusted, even if it’s marked as untrusted in pg_pltemplate.

Use with care!

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

lang

aliases: name

string / required

Name of the procedural language to add, remove or change.

login_host

aliases: host

string

Host running the database.

If you have connection issues when using localhost, try to use 127.0.0.1 instead.

Default: ""

login_password

string

The password this module should use to establish its PostgreSQL session.

Default: ""

login_unix_socket

aliases: unix_socket

string

Path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.

Default: ""

login_user

aliases: login

string

The username this module should use to establish its PostgreSQL session.

Default: "postgres"

owner

string

added in community.postgresql 0.2.0

Set an owner for the language.

Ignored when state=absent.

port

aliases: login_port

integer

Database port to connect to.

Default: 5432

session_role

string

Switch to session_role after connecting.

The specified session_role must be a role that the current login_user is a member of.

Permissions checking for SQL commands is carried out as though the session_role were the one that had logged in originally.

ssl_cert

path

added in community.postgresql 2.4.0

Specifies the file name of the client SSL certificate.

ssl_key

path

added in community.postgresql 2.4.0

Specifies the location for the secret key used for the client certificate.

ssl_mode

string

Determines whether or with what priority a secure SSL TCP/IP connection will be negotiated with the server.

See https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-ssl.html for more information on the modes.

Default of prefer matches libpq default.

Choices:

  • "allow"

  • "disable"

  • "prefer" ← (default)

  • "require"

  • "verify-ca"

  • "verify-full"

state

string

The state of the language for the selected database.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

trust

boolean

Make this language trusted for the selected db.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

trust_input

boolean

added in community.postgresql 0.2.0

If false, check whether values of parameters lang, session_role, owner are potentially dangerous.

It makes sense to use false only when SQL injections via the parameters are possible.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

Notes

Note

  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.

  • To avoid “Peer authentication failed for user postgres” error, use postgres user as a become_user.

  • This module uses psycopg, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 >= 2.5.1 or psycopg3 >= 3.1.8 is installed on the host before using this module.

  • If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host.

  • For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python3-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.

See Also

See also

PostgreSQL languages

General information about PostgreSQL languages.

CREATE LANGUAGE reference

Complete reference of the CREATE LANGUAGE command documentation.

ALTER LANGUAGE reference

Complete reference of the ALTER LANGUAGE command documentation.

DROP LANGUAGE reference

Complete reference of the DROP LANGUAGE command documentation.

Examples

- name: Add language pltclu to database testdb if it doesn't exist
  community.postgresql.postgresql_lang: db=testdb lang=pltclu state=present

# Add language pltclu to database testdb if it doesn't exist and mark it as trusted.
# Marks the language as trusted if it exists but isn't trusted yet.
# force_trust makes sure that the language will be marked as trusted
- name: Add language pltclu to database testdb if it doesn't exist and mark it as trusted
  community.postgresql.postgresql_lang:
    db: testdb
    lang: pltclu
    state: present
    trust: true
    force_trust: true

- name: Remove language pltclu from database testdb
  community.postgresql.postgresql_lang:
    db: testdb
    lang: pltclu
    state: absent

- name: Remove language pltclu from database testdb and remove all dependencies
  community.postgresql.postgresql_lang:
    db: testdb
    lang: pltclu
    state: absent
    cascade: true

- name: Remove language c from database testdb but ignore errors if something prevents the removal
  community.postgresql.postgresql_lang:
    db: testdb
    lang: pltclu
    state: absent
    fail_on_drop: false

- name: In testdb change owner of mylang to alice
  community.postgresql.postgresql_lang:
    db: testdb
    lang: mylang
    owner: alice

Return Values

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

Key

Description

queries

list / elements=string

List of executed queries.

Returned: success

Sample: ["CREATE LANGUAGE \"acme\""]

Status

  • This module will be removed in version 4.0.0. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Jens Depuydt (@jensdepuydt)

  • Thomas O’Donnell (@andytom)