Introduction to Ansible for Kubernetes


The kubernetes.core collection offers several modules and plugins for orchestrating Kubernetes.


To use the modules, you’ll need the following:


The Kubernetes modules are part of the Ansible Kubernetes collection.

To install the collection, run the following:

$ ansible-galaxy collection install kubernetes.core

Authenticating with the API

By default the Kubernetes Rest Client will look for ~/.kube/config, and if found, connect using the active context. You can override the location of the file using the kubeconfig parameter, and the context, using the context parameter.

Basic authentication is also supported using the username and password options. You can override the URL using the host parameter. Certificate authentication works through the ssl_ca_cert, cert_file, and key_file parameters, and for token authentication, use the api_key parameter.

To disable SSL certificate verification, set verify_ssl to false.

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