containers.podman.podman connection – Interact with an existing podman container

Note

This connection plugin is part of the containers.podman collection (version 1.9.4).

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 containers.podman.

To use it in a playbook, specify: containers.podman.podman.

Synopsis

  • Run commands or put/fetch files to an existing container using podman tool.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

podman_executable

string

Executable for podman command.

Default: "podman"

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_PODMAN_EXECUTABLE

  • Variable: ansible_podman_executable

podman_extra_args

string

Extra arguments to pass to the podman command line.

Default: ""

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [defaults]
    podman_extra_args = ""
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_PODMAN_EXTRA_ARGS

  • Variable: ansible_podman_extra_args

remote_addr

string

The ID of the container you want to access.

Default: "inventory_hostname"

Configuration:

  • Variable: ansible_host

remote_user

string

User specified via name or UID which is used to execute commands inside the container. If you specify the user via UID, you must set ANSIBLE_REMOTE_TMP to a path that exits inside the container and is writable by Ansible.

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [defaults]
    remote_user = VALUE
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER

  • Variable: ansible_user

Authors

  • Tomas Tomecek (@TomasTomecek)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.