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docker_login - Log into a Docker registry.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Provides functionality similar to the “docker login” command.
  • Authenticate with a docker registry and add the credentials to your local Docker config file. Adding the credentials to the config files allows future connections to the registry using tools such as Ansible’s Docker modules, the Docker CLI and docker-py without needing to provide credentials.
  • Running in check mode will perform the authentication without updating the config file.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • docker-py >= 1.7.0
  • Please note that the docker-py Python module has been superseded by docker (see here for details). For Python 2.6, docker-py must be used. Otherwise, it is recommended to install the docker Python module. Note that both modules should not be installed at the same time. Also note that when both modules are installed and one of them is uninstalled, the other might no longer function and a reinstall of it is required.
  • Docker API >= 1.20
  • Only to be able to logout (state=absent): the docker command line utility

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_version Default:
auto
The version of the Docker API running on the Docker Host. Defaults to the latest version of the API supported by docker-py.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_API_VERSION will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

aliases: docker_api_version
cacert_path
Use a CA certificate when performing server verification by providing the path to a CA certificate file.
If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file ca.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

aliases: tls_ca_cert
cert_path
Path to the client's TLS certificate file.
If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file cert.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

aliases: tls_client_cert
config_path Default:
~/.docker/config.json
Custom path to the Docker CLI configuration file.

aliases: self.config_path, dockercfg_path
debug
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Debug mode
docker_host Default:
unix://var/run/docker.sock
The URL or Unix socket path used to connect to the Docker API. To connect to a remote host, provide the TCP connection string. For example, 'tcp://192.0.2.23:2376'. If TLS is used to encrypt the connection, the module will automatically replace 'tcp' in the connection URL with 'https'.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_HOST will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

aliases: docker_url
email
The email address for the registry account.
key_path
Path to the client's TLS key file.
If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file key.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

aliases: tls_client_key
password
required
The plaintext password for the registry account
reauthorize
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Refresh existing authentication found in the configuration file.

aliases: reauth
registry_url Default:
https://index.docker.io/v1/
The registry URL.

aliases: registry, url
ssl_version
Provide a valid SSL version number. Default value determined by ssl.py module.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_SSL_VERSION will be used instead.
state
(added in 2.3)
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
This controls the current state of the user. present will login in a user, absent will log them out.
To logout you only need the registry server, which defaults to DockerHub.
Before 2.1 you could ONLY log in.
docker does not support 'logout' with a custom config file.
timeout Default:
60
The maximum amount of time in seconds to wait on a response from the API.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TIMEOUT will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.
tls
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Secure the connection to the API by using TLS without verifying the authenticity of the Docker host server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.
tls_hostname Default:
localhost
When verifying the authenticity of the Docker Host server, provide the expected name of the server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS_HOSTNAME will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.
tls_verify
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Secure the connection to the API by using TLS and verifying the authenticity of the Docker host server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.
username
required
The username for the registry account

Notes

Note

  • Connect to the Docker daemon by providing parameters with each task or by defining environment variables. You can define DOCKER_HOST, DOCKER_TLS_HOSTNAME, DOCKER_API_VERSION, DOCKER_CERT_PATH, DOCKER_SSL_VERSION, DOCKER_TLS, DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY and DOCKER_TIMEOUT. If you are using docker machine, run the script shipped with the product that sets up the environment. It will set these variables for you. See https://docker-py.readthedocs.io/en/stable/machine/ for more details.
  • When connecting to Docker daemon with TLS, you might need to install additional Python packages. For the Docker SDK for Python, version 2.4 or newer, this can be done by installing docker[tls] with pip.
  • Note that the Docker SDK for Python only allows to specify the path to the Docker configuration for very few functions. In general, it will use $HOME/docker/config.json if the DOCKER_CONFIG environment variable is not specified, and use $DOCKER_CONFIG/config.json otherwise.

Examples

- name: Log into DockerHub
  docker_login:
    username: docker
    password: rekcod

- name: Log into private registry and force re-authorization
  docker_login:
    registry: your.private.registry.io
    username: yourself
    password: secrets3
    reauthorize: yes

- name: Log into DockerHub using a custom config file
  docker_login:
    username: docker
    password: rekcod
    config_path: /tmp/.mydockercfg

- name: Log out of DockerHub
  docker_login:
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
login_results
dict
when state='present'
Results from the login.

Sample:
{'username': 'testuser', 'email': '[email protected]', 'serveraddress': 'localhost:5000'}


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.

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