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lambda_alias - Creates, updates or deletes AWS Lambda function aliases.

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • This module allows the management of AWS Lambda functions aliases via the Ansible framework. It is idempotent and supports “Check” mode. Use module lambda to manage the lambda function itself and lambda_event to manage event source mappings.

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • 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
description
A short, user-defined function alias description.
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.
function_name
required
The name of the function alias.
name
required
Name of the function alias.

aliases: alias_name
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
state
required
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Describes the desired state.
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.
version
Version associated with the Lambda function alias. A value of 0 (or omitted parameter) sets the alias to the $LATEST version.

aliases: function_version

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

---
# Simple example to create a lambda function and publish a version
- hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: no
  vars:
    state: present
    project_folder: /path/to/deployment/package
    deployment_package: lambda.zip
    account: 123456789012
    production_version: 5
  tasks:
  - name: AWS Lambda Function
    lambda:
      state: "{{ state | default('present') }}"
      name: myLambdaFunction
      publish: True
      description: lambda function description
      code_s3_bucket: package-bucket
      code_s3_key: "lambda/{{ deployment_package }}"
      local_path: "{{ project_folder }}/{{ deployment_package }}"
      runtime: python2.7
      timeout: 5
      handler: lambda.handler
      memory_size: 128
      role: "arn:aws:iam::{{ account }}:role/API2LambdaExecRole"

  - name: show results
    debug:
      var: lambda_facts

# The following will set the Dev alias to the latest version ($LATEST) since version is omitted (or = 0)
  - name: "alias 'Dev' for function {{ lambda_facts.FunctionName }} "
    lambda_alias:
      state: "{{ state | default('present') }}"
      function_name: "{{ lambda_facts.FunctionName }}"
      name: Dev
      description: Development is $LATEST version

# The QA alias will only be created when a new version is published (i.e. not = '$LATEST')
  - name: "alias 'QA' for function {{ lambda_facts.FunctionName }} "
    lambda_alias:
      state: "{{ state | default('present') }}"
      function_name: "{{ lambda_facts.FunctionName }}"
      name: QA
      version: "{{ lambda_facts.Version }}"
      description: "QA is version {{ lambda_facts.Version }}"
    when: lambda_facts.Version != "$LATEST"

# The Prod alias will have a fixed version based on a variable
  - name: "alias 'Prod' for function {{ lambda_facts.FunctionName }} "
    lambda_alias:
      state: "{{ state | default('present') }}"
      function_name: "{{ lambda_facts.FunctionName }}"
      name: Prod
      version: "{{ production_version }}"
      description: "Production is version {{ production_version }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
alias_arn
string
success
Full ARN of the function, including the alias

Sample:
arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:myFunction:dev
description
string
success
A short description of the alias

Sample:
The development stage for my hot new app
function_version
string
success
The qualifier that the alias refers to

Sample:
$LATEST
name
string
success
The name of the alias assigned

Sample:
dev


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

  • Pierre Jodouin (@pjodouin), Ryan Scott Brown (@ryansb)

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