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win_get_url – Downloads file from HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP to node

Synopsis

  • Downloads files from HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP to the remote server.
  • The remote server must have direct access to the remote resource.
  • For non-Windows targets, use the get_url module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
checksum
string
added in 2.8
If a checksum is passed to this parameter, the digest of the destination file will be calculated after it is downloaded to ensure its integrity and verify that the transfer completed successfully.
This option cannot be set with checksum_url.
checksum_algorithm
string
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • md5
  • sha1 ←
  • sha256
  • sha384
  • sha512
Specifies the hashing algorithm used when calculating the checksum of the remote and destination file.
checksum_url
string
added in 2.8
Specifies a URL that contains the checksum values for the resource at url.
Like checksum, this is used to verify the integrity of the remote transfer.
This option cannot be set with checksum.
dest
path / required
The location to save the file at the URL.
Be sure to include a filename and extension as appropriate.
force
boolean
added in 2.0
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If yes, will download the file every time and replace the file if the contents change. If no, will only download the file if it does not exist or the remote file has been modified more recently than the local file.
This works by sending an http HEAD request to retrieve last modified time of the requested resource, so for this to work, the remote web server must support HEAD requests.
force_basic_auth
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes, will add a Basic authentication header on the initial request.
If no, will use Microsoft's WebClient to handle authentication.
headers
dictionary
added in 2.4
Add custom HTTP headers to a request (as a dictionary).
proxy_password
string
added in 2.0
Proxy authentication password.
proxy_url
string
added in 2.0
The full URL of the proxy server to download through.
proxy_username
string
added in 2.0
Proxy authentication username.
timeout
integer
added in 2.4
Default:
10
Timeout in seconds for URL request.
url
string / required
The full URL of a file to download.
url_password
string
Basic authentication password.

aliases: password
url_username
string
Basic authentication username.

aliases: username
use_proxy
boolean
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
validate_certs
boolean
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
If skip_certificate_validation was set, it overrides this option.

Notes

Note

  • If your URL includes an escaped slash character (%2F) this module will convert it to a real slash. This is a result of the behaviour of the System.Uri class as described in the documentation.
  • Since Ansible 2.8, the module will skip reporting a change if the remote checksum is the same as the local local even when force=yes. This is to better align with get_url.

See Also

See also

get_url – Downloads files from HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP to node
The official documentation on the get_url module.
uri – Interacts with webservices
The official documentation on the uri module.
win_uri – Interacts with webservices
The official documentation on the win_uri module.

Examples

- name: Download earthrise.jpg to specified path
  win_get_url:
    url: http://www.example.com/earthrise.jpg
    dest: C:\Users\RandomUser\earthrise.jpg

- name: Download earthrise.jpg to specified path only if modified
  win_get_url:
    url: http://www.example.com/earthrise.jpg
    dest: C:\Users\RandomUser\earthrise.jpg
    force: no

- name: Download earthrise.jpg to specified path through a proxy server.
  win_get_url:
    url: http://www.example.com/earthrise.jpg
    dest: C:\Users\RandomUser\earthrise.jpg
    proxy_url: http://10.0.0.1:8080
    proxy_username: username
    proxy_password: password

- name: Download file from FTP with authentication
  win_get_url:
    url: ftp://server/file.txt
    dest: '%TEMP%\ftp-file.txt'
    url_username: ftp-user
    url_password: ftp-password

- name: Download src with sha256 checksum url
  win_get_url:
    url: http://www.example.com/earthrise.jpg
    dest: C:\temp\earthrise.jpg
    checksum_url: http://www.example.com/sha256sum.txt
    checksum_algorithm: sha256
    force: True

- name: Download src with sha256 checksum url
  win_get_url:
    url: http://www.example.com/earthrise.jpg
    dest: C:\temp\earthrise.jpg
    checksum: a97e6837f60cec6da4491bab387296bbcd72bdba
    checksum_algorithm: sha1
    force: True

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
checksum_dest
string
success and dest has been downloaded
<algorithm> checksum of the file after the download

Sample:
6e642bb8dd5c2e027bf21dd923337cbb4214f827
checksum_src
string
force=yes or dest did not exist
<algorithm> checksum of the remote resource

Sample:
6e642bb8dd5c2e027bf21dd923337cbb4214f827
dest
string
always
destination file/path

Sample:
C:\Users\RandomUser\earthrise.jpg
elapsed
float
always
The elapsed seconds between the start of poll and the end of the module.

Sample:
2.1406487
msg
string
always
Error message, or HTTP status message from web-server

Sample:
OK
size
integer
success
size of the dest file

Sample:
1220
status_code
integer
always
HTTP status code

Sample:
200
url
string
always
requested url

Sample:
http://www.example.com/earthrise.jpg


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Paul Durivage (@angstwad)
  • Takeshi Kuramochi (@tksarah)

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