community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory module – Configures a virtual directory in IIS

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

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.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory.

Synopsis

  • Creates, Removes and configures a virtual directory in IIS.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

application

string

The application under which the virtual directory is created or exists.

connect_as

string

added in community.windows 1.9.0

The type of authentication to use for the virtual directory. Either pass_through or specific_user

If pass_through, IIS will use the identity of the user or application pool identity to access the physical path.

If specific_user, IIS will use the credentials provided in username and password to access the physical path.

Choices:

  • "pass_through"

  • "specific_user"

name

string / required

The name of the virtual directory to create or remove.

password

string

added in community.windows 1.9.0

The password associated with username.

Required when connect_as is set to specific_user.

physical_path

string

The physical path to the folder in which the new virtual directory is created.

The specified folder must already exist.

site

string / required

The site name under which the virtual directory is created or exists.

state

string

Whether to add or remove the specified virtual directory.

Removing will remove the virtual directory and all under it (Recursively).

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

username

string

added in community.windows 1.9.0

Specifies the user name of an account that can access configuration files and content for the virtual directory.

Required when connect_as is set to specific_user.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_iis_webapplication

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_webapplication module.

community.windows.win_iis_webapppool

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_webapppool module.

community.windows.win_iis_webbinding

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_webbinding module.

community.windows.win_iis_website

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_website module.

Examples

- name: Create a virtual directory if it does not exist
  community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory:
    name: somedirectory
    site: somesite
    state: present
    physical_path: C:\virtualdirectory\some

- name: Remove a virtual directory if it exists
  community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory:
    name: somedirectory
    site: somesite
    state: absent

- name: Create a virtual directory on an application if it does not exist
  community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory:
    name: somedirectory
    site: somesite
    application: someapp
    state: present
    physical_path: C:\virtualdirectory\some

Authors

  • Henrik Wallström (@henrikwallstrom)