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azure_rm_resource_facts - Generic facts of Azure resources.

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Obtain facts of any resource using Azure REST API.
  • This module gives access to resources that are not supported via Ansible modules.
  • Refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/ regarding details related to specific resource REST API.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7
  • azure >= 2.0.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ad_user
Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
adfs_authority_url
(added in 2.6)
Default:
None
Azure AD authority url. Use when authenticating with Username/password, and has your own ADFS authority.
api_profile
(added in 2.5)
Default:
latest
Selects an API profile to use when communicating with Azure services. Default value of latest is appropriate for public clouds; future values will allow use with Azure Stack.
api_version
required
Specific API version to be used.
auth_source
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • auto
  • cli
  • credential_file
  • env
  • msi
Controls the source of the credentials to use for authentication.
If not specified, ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable will be used and default to auto if variable is not defined.
auto will follow the default precedence of module parameters -> environment variables -> default profile in credential file ~/.azure/credentials.
When set to cli, the credentials will be sources from the default Azure CLI profile.
Can also be set via the ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable.
When set to msi, the host machine must be an azure resource with an enabled MSI extension. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if the resource is granted access to more than one subscription, otherwise the first subscription is chosen.
The msi was added in Ansible 2.6.
cert_validation_mode
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • validate
  • ignore
Controls the certificate validation behavior for Azure endpoints. By default, all modules will validate the server certificate, but when an HTTPS proxy is in use, or against Azure Stack, it may be necessary to disable this behavior by passing ignore. Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CERT_VALIDATION environment variable.
client_id
Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
cloud_environment
(added in 2.4)
Default:
AzureCloud
For cloud environments other than the US public cloud, the environment name (as defined by Azure Python SDK, eg, AzureChinaCloud, AzureUSGovernment), or a metadata discovery endpoint URL (required for Azure Stack). Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CLOUD_ENVIRONMENT environment variable.
password
Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
profile
Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.
provider
Provider type, should be specified in no URL is given
resource_group
Resource group to be used.
Required if URL is not specified.
resource_name
Resource name.
resource_type
Resource type.
secret
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
subresource
List of subresources
namespace
Subresource namespace
type
Subresource type
name
Subresource name
subscription_id
Your Azure subscription Id.
tenant
Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
url
Azure RM Resource URL.

Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables or use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials. Authentication is possible using a service principal or Active Directory user. To authenticate via service principal, pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.
  • To authenticate via Active Directory user, pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.
  • Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.

Examples

- name: Get scaleset info
  azure_rm_resource_facts:
    resource_group: "{{ resource_group }}"
    provider: compute
    resource_type: virtualmachinescalesets
    resource_name: "{{ scaleset_name }}"
    api_version: "2017-12-01"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
response
dict
always
Response specific to resource type.



Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Zim Kalinowski (@zikalino)

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