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cloudfront_invalidation – create invalidations for aws cloudfront distributions

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Allows for invalidation of a batch of paths for a CloudFront distribution.

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3 >= 1.0.0
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
alias
-
The alias of the cloudfront distribution to invalidate paths for. Can be specified instead of distribution_id.
aws_access_key
-
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
-
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
caller_reference
-
Default:
current datetime stamp
A unique reference identifier for the invalidation paths.
distribution_id
-
The id of the cloudfront distribution to invalidate paths for. Can be specified insted of the alias.
ec2_url
-
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
profile
-
added in 1.6
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
-
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
-
added in 1.6
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
target_paths
- / required
A list of paths on the distribution to invalidate. Each path should begin with '/'. Wildcards are allowed. eg. '/foo/bar/*'
validate_certs
boolean
added in 1.5
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • does not support check mode
  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

- name: create a batch of invalidations using a distribution_id for a reference
  cloudfront_invalidation:
    distribution_id: E15BU8SDCGSG57
    caller_reference: testing 123
    target_paths:
      - /testpathone/test1.css
      - /testpathtwo/test2.js
      - /testpaththree/test3.ss

- name: create a batch of invalidations using an alias as a reference and one path using a wildcard match
  cloudfront_invalidation:
    alias: alias.test.com
    caller_reference: testing 123
    target_paths:
      - /testpathone/test4.css
      - /testpathtwo/test5.js
      - /testpaththree/*

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
invalidation
complex
always
The invalidation's information.

  create_time
string
always
The date and time the invalidation request was first made.

Sample:
2018-02-01T15:50:41.159000+00:00
  id
string
always
The identifier for the invalidation request.

Sample:
I2G9MOWJZFV612
  invalidation_batch
complex
always
The current invalidation information for the batch request.

    caller_reference
string
always
The value used to uniquely identify an invalidation request.

Sample:
testing 123
    paths
complex
always
A dict that contains information about the objects that you want to invalidate.

      items
list
always
A list of the paths that you want to invalidate.

Sample:
['/testpathtwo/test2.js', '/testpathone/test1.css', '/testpaththree/test3.ss']
      quantity
integer
always
The number of objects that you want to invalidate.

Sample:
3
  status
string
always
The status of the invalidation request.

Sample:
Completed
location
string
always
The fully qualified URI of the distribution and invalidation batch request.

Sample:
https://cloudfront.amazonaws.com/2017-03-25/distribution/E1ZID6KZJECZY7/invalidation/I2G9MOWJZFV622


Status

Authors

  • Willem van Ketwich (@wilvk)

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