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ec2_tag – create and remove tags on ec2 resources

Synopsis

  • Creates, removes and lists tags for any EC2 resource. The resource is referenced by its resource id (e.g. an instance being i-XXXXXXX). It is designed to be used with complex args (tags), see the examples.

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
string
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
string
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
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.
ec2_url
string
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
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
purge_tags
boolean
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether unspecified tags should be removed from the resource.
Note that when combined with state: absent, specified tags with non-matching values are not purged.
region
string
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
resource
- / required
The EC2 resource id.
security_token
string
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
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • list
Whether the tags should be present or absent on the resource. Use list to interrogate the tags of an instance.
tags
- / required
A dictionary of tags to add or remove from the resource.
If the value provided for a tag is null and state is absent, the tag will be removed regardless of its current value.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • 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: Ensure tags are present on a resource
  ec2_tag:
    region: eu-west-1
    resource: vol-XXXXXX
    state: present
    tags:
      Name: ubervol
      env: prod

- name: Ensure all volumes are tagged
  ec2_tag:
    region:  eu-west-1
    resource: '{{ item.id }}'
    state: present
    tags:
      Name: dbserver
      Env: production
  loop: '{{ ec2_vol.volumes }}'

- name: Retrieve all tags on an instance
  ec2_tag:
    region: eu-west-1
    resource: i-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    state: list
  register: ec2_tags

- name: Remove the Env tag
  ec2_tag:
    region: eu-west-1
    resource: i-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    tags:
      Env:
    state: absent

- name: Remove the Env tag if it's currently 'development'
  ec2_tag:
    region: eu-west-1
    resource: i-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    tags:
      Env: development
    state: absent

- name: Remove all tags except for Name from an instance
  ec2_tag:
    region: eu-west-1
    resource: i-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    tags:
        Name: ''
    state: absent
    purge_tags: true

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
added_tags
dictionary
If tags were added
A dict of tags that were added to the resource

removed_tags
dictionary
If tags were removed
A dict of tags that were removed from the resource

tags
dictionary
always
A dict containing the tags on the resource



Status

  • This module is guaranteed to have no backward incompatible interface changes going forward. [stableinterface]
  • This module is maintained by the Ansible Community. [community]

Authors

  • Lester Wade (@lwade)
  • Paul Arthur (@flowerysong)

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