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route53 - add or delete entries in Amazons Route53 DNS service

New in version 1.3.

Synopsis

  • Creates and deletes DNS records in Amazons Route53 service

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • boto

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
alias
bool

(added in 1.9)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicates if this is an alias record.
alias_evaluate_target_health
bool

(added in 2.1)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether or not to evaluate an alias target health. Useful for aliases to Elastic Load Balancers.
alias_hosted_zone_id
(added in 1.9)
The hosted zone identifier.
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.
failover
(added in 2.0)
Failover resource record sets only. Whether this is the primary or secondary resource record set. Allowed values are PRIMARY and SECONDARY
health_check
(added in 2.0)
Health check to associate with this record
hosted_zone_id
(added in 2.0)
The Hosted Zone ID of the DNS zone to modify
identifier
(added in 2.0)
Have to be specified for Weighted, latency-based and failover resource record sets only. An identifier that differentiates among multiple resource record sets that have the same combination of DNS name and type.
overwrite
Whether an existing record should be overwritten on create if values do not match
private_zone
bool

(added in 1.9)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set to yes, the private zone matching the requested name within the domain will be used if there are both public and private zones. The default is to use the public zone.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
record
required
The full DNS record to create or delete
region
(added in 2.0)
Latency-based resource record sets only Among resource record sets that have the same combination of DNS name and type, a value that determines which region this should be associated with for the latency-based routing
retry_interval Default:
500
In the case that route53 is still servicing a prior request, this module will wait and try again after this many seconds. If you have many domain names, the default of 500 seconds may be too long.
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
  • get
  • create
  • delete
Specifies the state of the resource record. As of Ansible 2.4, the command option has been changed to state as default and the choices 'present' and 'absent' have been added, but command still works as well.

aliases: command
ttl Default:
3600 (one hour)
The TTL to give the new record
type
required
    Choices:
  • A
  • CNAME
  • MX
  • AAAA
  • TXT
  • PTR
  • SRV
  • SPF
  • CAA
  • NS
  • SOA
The type of DNS record to create
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.
value
The new value when creating a DNS record. YAML lists or multiple comma-spaced values are allowed for non-alias records.
When deleting a record all values for the record must be specified or Route53 will not delete it.
vpc_id
(added in 2.0)
When used in conjunction with private_zone: true, this will only modify records in the private hosted zone attached to this VPC.
This allows you to have multiple private hosted zones, all with the same name, attached to different VPCs.
wait
bool

(added in 2.1)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Wait until the changes have been replicated to all Amazon Route 53 DNS servers.
wait_timeout
(added in 2.1)
Default:
300
How long to wait for the changes to be replicated, in seconds.
weight
(added in 2.0)
Weighted resource record sets only. Among resource record sets that have the same combination of DNS name and type, a value that determines what portion of traffic for the current resource record set is routed to the associated location.
zone
required
The DNS zone to modify

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 http://boto.readthedocs.org/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

# Add new.foo.com as an A record with 3 IPs and wait until the changes have been replicated
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      record: new.foo.com
      type: A
      ttl: 7200
      value: 1.1.1.1,2.2.2.2,3.3.3.3
      wait: yes

# Update new.foo.com as an A record with a list of 3 IPs and wait until the changes have been replicated
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      record: new.foo.com
      type: A
      ttl: 7200
      value:
        - 1.1.1.1
        - 2.2.2.2
        - 3.3.3.3
      wait: yes

# Retrieve the details for new.foo.com
- route53:
      state: get
      zone: foo.com
      record: new.foo.com
      type: A
  register: rec

# Delete new.foo.com A record using the results from the get command
- route53:
      state: absent
      zone: foo.com
      record: "{{ rec.set.record }}"
      ttl: "{{ rec.set.ttl }}"
      type: "{{ rec.set.type }}"
      value: "{{ rec.set.value }}"

# Add an AAAA record.  Note that because there are colons in the value
# that the IPv6 address must be quoted. Also shows using the old form command=create.
- route53:
      command: create
      zone: foo.com
      record: localhost.foo.com
      type: AAAA
      ttl: 7200
      value: "::1"

# Add a SRV record with multiple fields for a service on port 22222
# For more information on SRV records see:
# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRV_record
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      record: "_example-service._tcp.foo.com"
      type: SRV
      value: "0 0 22222 host1.foo.com,0 0 22222 host2.foo.com"

# Add a TXT record. Note that TXT and SPF records must be surrounded
# by quotes when sent to Route 53:
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      record: localhost.foo.com
      type: TXT
      ttl: 7200
      value: '"bar"'

# Add an alias record that points to an Amazon ELB:
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      record: elb.foo.com
      type: A
      value: "{{ elb_dns_name }}"
      alias: True
      alias_hosted_zone_id: "{{ elb_zone_id }}"

# Retrieve the details for elb.foo.com
- route53:
      state: get
      zone: foo.com
      record: elb.foo.com
      type: A
  register: rec

# Delete an alias record using the results from the get command
- route53:
      state: absent
      zone: foo.com
      record: "{{ rec.set.record }}"
      ttl: "{{ rec.set.ttl }}"
      type: "{{ rec.set.type }}"
      value: "{{ rec.set.value }}"
      alias: True
      alias_hosted_zone_id: "{{ rec.set.alias_hosted_zone_id }}"

# Add an alias record that points to an Amazon ELB and evaluates it health:
- route53:
    state: present
    zone: foo.com
    record: elb.foo.com
    type: A
    value: "{{ elb_dns_name }}"
    alias: True
    alias_hosted_zone_id: "{{ elb_zone_id }}"
    alias_evaluate_target_health: True

# Add an AAAA record with Hosted Zone ID.
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      hosted_zone_id: Z2AABBCCDDEEFF
      record: localhost.foo.com
      type: AAAA
      ttl: 7200
      value: "::1"

# Use a routing policy to distribute traffic:
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: foo.com
      record: www.foo.com
      type: CNAME
      value: host1.foo.com
      ttl: 30
      # Routing policy
      identifier: "[email protected]"
      weight: 100
      health_check: "d994b780-3150-49fd-9205-356abdd42e75"

# Add a CAA record (RFC 6844):
- route53:
      state: present
      zone: example.com
      record: example.com
      type: CAA
      value:
        - 0 issue "ca.example.net"
        - 0 issuewild ";"
        - 0 iodef "mailto:[email protected]"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
nameservers
list
when state is 'get'
nameservers associated with the zone

Sample:
['ns-1036.awsdns-00.org.', 'ns-516.awsdns-00.net.', 'ns-1504.awsdns-00.co.uk.', 'ns-1.awsdns-00.com.']
set
complex
when state is 'get'
info specific to the resource record

  health_check
NoneType
always
health_check associated with this record

  weight
string
always
weight of the record

Sample:
3
  zone
string
always
zone this record set belongs to

Sample:
foo.bar.com.
  alias
bool
always
whether this is an alias

  failover
NoneType
always

  value
string
always
value

Sample:
52.43.18.27
  record
string
always
domain name for the record set

Sample:
new.foo.com.
  values
list
always
values

Sample:
['52.43.18.27']
  ttl
string
always
resource record cache TTL

Sample:
3600
  identifier
NoneType
always

  type
string
always
record set type

Sample:
A
  region
None
always



Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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