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ec2_win_password - gets the default administrator password for ec2 windows instances

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Gets the default administrator password from any EC2 Windows instance. The instance is referenced by its id (e.g. i-XXXXXXX). This module has a dependency on python-boto.

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • cryptography
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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
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.
instance_id
required
The instance id to get the password data from.
key_file
required
Path to the file containing the key pair used on the instance.
key_passphrase
(added in 2.0)
The passphrase for the instance key pair. The key must use DES or 3DES encryption for this module to decrypt it. You can use openssl to convert your password protected keys if they do not use DES or 3DES. ex) openssl rsa -in current_key -out new_key -des3.
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
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.
wait
bool

(added in 2.0)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether or not to wait for the password to be available before returning.
wait_timeout
(added in 2.0)
Default:
120
Number of seconds to wait before giving up.

Notes

Note

  • As of Ansible 2.4, this module requires the python cryptography module rather than the older pycrypto module.
  • 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

# Example of getting a password
- name: get the Administrator password
  ec2_win_password:
    profile: my-boto-profile
    instance_id: i-XXXXXX
    region: us-east-1
    key_file: "~/aws-creds/my_test_key.pem"

# Example of getting a password with a password protected key
- name: get the Administrator password
  ec2_win_password:
    profile: my-boto-profile
    instance_id: i-XXXXXX
    region: us-east-1
    key_file: "~/aws-creds/my_protected_test_key.pem"
    key_passphrase: "secret"

# Example of waiting for a password
- name: get the Administrator password
  ec2_win_password:
    profile: my-boto-profile
    instance_id: i-XXXXXX
    region: us-east-1
    key_file: "~/aws-creds/my_test_key.pem"
    wait: yes
    wait_timeout: 45

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

  • Rick Mendes (@rickmendes)

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