Welcome to the Ansible Developer Guide!
Who should use this guide?
If you want to extend Ansible by using a custom module or plugin locally, creating a module or plugin, adding functionality to an existing module, or expanding test coverage, this guide is for you. We’ve included detailed information for developers on how to test and document modules, as well as the prerequisites for getting your module or plugin accepted into the main Ansible repository.
Find the task that best describes what you want to do:
I’m looking for a way to address a use case:
I’ve read the info above, and I’m sure I want to develop a module:
- What do I need to know before I start coding?
- I want to set up my Python development environment.
- I want to get started writing a module.
- I want to write a network module.
- I want to write a Windows module.
- I want to write an Amazon module.
- I want to write a series of related modules that integrate Ansible with a new product (for example, a database, cloud provider, network platform, etc.).
I want to refine my code:
- I want to debug my module code.
- I want to add tests.
- I want to document my module.
- I want to follow conventions and tips for clean, usable module code.
- I want to make sure my code runs on Python 2 and Python 3.
I want to work on other development projects:
I want to contribute back to the Ansible project:
If you prefer to read the entire guide, here’s a list of the pages in order.