postgresql_membership – Add or remove PostgreSQL roles from groups

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • psycopg2

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
string
Specifies the name of a file containing SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate(s).
If the file exists, the server's certificate will be verified to be signed by one of these authorities.

aliases: ssl_rootcert
db
string
Name of database to connect to.

aliases: login_db
fail_on_role
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If yes, fail when group or target_role doesn't exist. If no, just warn and continue.
groups
list / required
The list of groups (roles) that need to be granted to or revoked from target_roles.

aliases: group, source_role, source_roles
login_host
string
Host running the database.
login_password
string
The password used to authenticate with.
login_unix_socket
string
Path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
string
Default:
"postgres"
The username used to authenticate with.
port
integer
Default:
5432
Database port to connect to.

aliases: login_port
session_role
string
Switch to session_role after connecting. The specified session_role must be a role that the current login_user is a member of.
Permissions checking for SQL commands is carried out as though the session_role were the one that had logged in originally.
ssl_mode
string
    Choices:
  • allow
  • disable
  • prefer ←
  • require
  • verify-ca
  • verify-full
Determines whether or with what priority a secure SSL TCP/IP connection will be negotiated with the server.
See https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-ssl.html for more information on the modes.
Default of prefer matches libpq default.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Membership state.
state=present implies the groupsmust be granted to target_roles.
state=absent implies the groups must be revoked from target_roles.
target_roles
list / required
The list of target roles (groups will be granted to them).

aliases: target_role, users, user

Notes

Note

  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.
  • To avoid “Peer authentication failed for user postgres” error, use postgres user as a become_user.
  • This module uses psycopg2, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 is installed on the host before using this module.
  • If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host.
  • For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.
  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.
  • This module uses psycopg2, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 is installed on the host before using this module. If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host. For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.
  • The ca_cert parameter requires at least Postgres version 8.4 and psycopg2 version 2.4.3.

Examples

- name: Grant role read_only to alice and bob
  postgresql_membership:
    group: read_only
    target_roles:
    - alice
    - bob
    state: present

# you can also use target_roles: alice,bob,etc to pass the role list

- name: Revoke role read_only and exec_func from bob. Ignore if roles don't exist
  postgresql_membership:
    groups:
    - read_only
    - exec_func
    target_role: bob
    fail_on_role: no
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
granted
dictionary
if state=present
Dict of granted groups and roles.

Sample:
{'ro_group': ['alice', 'bob']}
queries
string
always
List of executed queries.

Sample:
['GRANT "user_ro" TO "alice"']
revoked
dictionary
if state=absent
Dict of revoked groups and roles.

Sample:
{'ro_group': ['alice', 'bob']}
state
string
always
Membership state that tried to be set.

Sample:
present


Status

Authors

  • Andrew Klychkov (@Andersson007)

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