kubernetes.core.kubectl connection – Execute tasks in pods running on Kubernetes.

Note

This connection plugin is part of the kubernetes.core collection (version 2.3.1).

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 kubernetes.core.

To use it in a playbook, specify: kubernetes.core.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

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ca_cert

aliases: kubectl_ssl_ca_cert

string

Path to a CA certificate used to authenticate with the API.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_SSL_CA_CERT

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_ssl_ca_cert

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_ca_cert

client_cert

aliases: kubectl_cert_file

string

Path to a certificate used to authenticate with the API.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_CERT_FILE

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_cert_file

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_client_cert

client_key

aliases: kubectl_key_file

string

Path to a key file used to authenticate with the API.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_KEY_FILE

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_key_file

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_client_key

kubectl_container

string

Container name.

Required when a pod contains more than one container.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_CONTAINER

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_container

kubectl_context

string

The name of a context found in the K8s config file.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_CONTEXT

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_context

kubectl_extra_args

string

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.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_EXTRA_ARGS

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_extra_args

kubectl_host

string

URL for accessing the API.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_HOST

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_SERVER

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_host

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_server

kubectl_kubeconfig

string

Path to a kubectl config file. Defaults to ~/.kube/config

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_KUBECONFIG

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_kubeconfig

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_config

kubectl_namespace

string

The namespace of the pod

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_NAMESPACE

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_namespace

kubectl_password

string

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.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_PASSWORD

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_password

kubectl_pod

string

Pod name.

Required when the host name does not match pod name.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_POD

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_pod

kubectl_token

string

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.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_TOKEN

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_API_KEY

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_token

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_api_key

kubectl_username

string

Provide a username for authenticating with the API.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_USERNAME

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_username

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_user

validate_certs

aliases: kubectl_verify_ssl

string

Whether or not to verify the API server’s SSL certificate. Defaults to true.

Default: “”

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: K8S_AUTH_VERIFY_SSL

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_verify_ssl

  • Variable: ansible_kubectl_validate_certs

Authors

  • xuxinkun (@xuxinkun)

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.