theforeman.foreman.job_template module – Manage Job Templates

Note

This module is part of the theforeman.foreman collection (version 3.4.0).

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 theforeman.foreman.

To use it in a playbook, specify: theforeman.foreman.job_template.

New in version 1.0.0: of theforeman.foreman

Synopsis

  • Manage Remote Execution Job Templates

Requirements

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

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

audit_comment

string

Content of the audit comment field

description_format

string

description of the job template. Template inputs can be referenced.

file_name

path

The path of a template file, that shall be imported.

Either this or template is required as a source for the Job Template “content”.

job_category

string

The category the template should be assigend to

locations

list / elements=string

List of locations the entity should be assigned to

locked

boolean

Determines whether the template shall be locked

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

The name of the Job Template.

If omited, will be determined from the name header of the template or the filename (in that order).

The special value “*” can be used to perform bulk actions (modify, delete) on all existing templates.

organizations

list / elements=string

List of organizations the entity should be assigned to

password

string / required

Password of the user accessing the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_PASSWORD will be used instead.

provider_type

string

Determines via which provider the template shall be executed

server_url

string / required

URL of the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_SERVER_URL will be used instead.

snippet

boolean

Determines whether the template shall be a snippet

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

State of the entity

present_with_defaults will ensure the entity exists, but won’t update existing ones

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • present_with_defaults

  • absent

template

string

The content of the Job Template.

Either this or file_name is required as a source for the Job Template “content”.

template_inputs

list / elements=dictionary

The template inputs used in the Job Template

advanced

boolean

Template Input is advanced

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

description

string

description of the Template Input

fact_name

string

Fact name to use.

Required when input_type=fact.

input_type

string / required

input type

Choices:

  • user

  • fact

  • variable

  • puppet_parameter

name

string / required

name of the Template Input

options

list / elements=raw

Template values for user inputs. Must be an array of any type.

puppet_class_name

string

Puppet class name.

Required when input_type=puppet_parameter.

puppet_parameter_name

string

Puppet parameter name.

Required when input_type=puppet_parameter.

required

boolean

Is the input required

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

resource_type

string

Type of the resource

value_type

string

Type of the value

Choices:

  • plain

  • search

  • date

variable_name

string

Variable name to use.

Required when input_type=variable.

username

string / required

Username accessing the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_USERNAME will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

Whether or not to verify the TLS certificates of the Foreman server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable FOREMAN_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

- name: "Create a Job Template inline"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: A New Job Template
    state: present
    template: |
      <%#
          name: A Job Template
      %>
      rm -rf <%= input("toDelete") %>
    template_inputs:
      - name: toDelete
        input_type: user
    locations:
    - Gallifrey
    organizations:
    - TARDIS INC

- name: "Create a Job Template from a file"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: a new job template
    file_name: timeywimey_template.erb
    template_inputs:
      - name: a new template input
        input_type: user
    state: present
    locations:
    - Gallifrey
    organizations:
    - TARDIS INC

- name: "remove a job template's template inputs"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: a new job template
    template_inputs: []
    state: present
    locations:
    - Gallifrey
    organizations:
    - TARDIS INC

- name: "Delete a Job Template"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: timeywimey
    state: absent

- name: "Create a Job Template from a file and modify with parameter(s)"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    file_name: timeywimey_template.erb
    name: Wibbly Wobbly Template
    state: present
    locations:
    - Gallifrey
    organizations:
    - TARDIS INC

# Providing a name in this case wouldn't be very sensible.
# Alternatively make use of with_filetree to parse recursively with filter.
- name: Parsing a directory of Job templates
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    file_name: "{{ item }}"
    state: present
    locations:
    - SKARO
    organizations:
    - DALEK INC
    with_fileglob:
     - "./arsenal_templates/*.erb"

# If the templates are stored locally and the ansible module is executed on a remote host
- name: Ensure latest version of all your Job Templates
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    state: present
    template: '{{ lookup("file", item.src) }}'
  with_filetree: '/path/to/job/templates'
  when: item.state == 'file'


# with name set to "*" bulk actions can be performed
- name: "Delete *ALL* Job Templates"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: "*"
    state: absent

- name: "Assign all Job Templates to the same organization(s)"
  theforeman.foreman.job_template:
    username: "admin"
    password: "changeme"
    server_url: "https://foreman.example.com"
    name: "*"
    state: present
    organizations:
    - DALEK INC
    - sky.net
    - Doc Brown's garage

Return Values

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

Key

Description

entity

dictionary

Final state of the affected entities grouped by their type.

Returned: success

job_templates

list / elements=dictionary

List of job templates.

Returned: success

template_inputs

list / elements=dictionary

List of template inputs associated with the job template.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Manuel Bonk (@manuelbonk) ATIX AG

  • Matthias Dellweg (@mdellweg) ATIX AG