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passwordstore – manage passwords with passwordstore.org’s pass utility

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Enables Ansible to retrieve, create or update passwords from the passwordstore.org pass utility. It also retrieves YAML style keys stored as multilines in the passwordfile.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
- / required
query key
backup
boolean
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Used with overwrite=yes. Backup the previous password in a subkey.
create
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Create the password if it does not already exist.
directory
-
env:PASSWORD_STORE_DIR
The directory of the password store.
length
integer
Default:
16
The length of the generated password
nosymbols
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
use alphanumeric characters
overwrite
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Overwrite the password if it does already exist.
passwordstore
-
Default:
"~/.password-store"
location of the password store
returnall
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Return all the content of the password, not only the first line.
subkey
-
Default:
"password"
Return a specific subkey of the password. When set to password, always returns the first line.
userpass
-
Specify a password to save, instead of a generated one.

Examples

# Debug is used for examples, BAD IDEA to show passwords on screen
- name: Basic lookup. Fails if example/test doesn't exist
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test')}}"

- name: Create pass with random 16 character password. If password exists just give the password
  debug:
    var: mypassword
  vars:
    mypassword: "{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test create=true')}}"

- name: Different size password
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test create=true length=42')}}"

- name: Create password and overwrite the password if it exists. As a bonus, this module includes the old password inside the pass file
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test create=true overwrite=true')}}"

- name: Create an alphanumeric password
  debug: msg="{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test create=true nosymbols=true) }}"

- name: Return the value for user in the KV pair user, username
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test subkey=user')}}"

- name: Return the entire password file content
  set_fact:
    passfilecontent: "{{ lookup('passwordstore', 'example/test returnall=true')}}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
-
a password



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