Configuration options

Ansible options


ansible_ssh_pipelining: true

The Plone server role uses ssh pipelining to avoid security errors from Ansible when running operations without superuser rights. SSH pipelining for this purpose may require the disabling of requiretty in /etc/sudoers. If you get a pipelining error and cannot disable requiretty, set this variable to false and instead turn on allow_world_readable_tmpfiles in your ansible.cfg. See for a discussion.

System options



It is important that you update this setting. The admin_email address will receive system mail, some of which is vitally important.

If you don’t set this variable, the playbook won’t run.


motd: |
    Message of the day
    for your server

Sets the server’s message of the day, which is displayed on login.

Defaults to:

motd: |
    This server is configured via Ansible.
    Do not change configuration settings directly.


auto_upgrades: (yes|no)

Should the operating system’s auto-update feature be turned on. You will still need to monitor for updates that cannot be automatically applied and for cases where a system restart is required after an update.

Defaults to yes.


Turning on automatic updates does not relieve you of the duty of actively administering the server. Many updates, including vital security updates, will not happen or take effect without direct action.


    - sockstat

List any additional operating system packages you wish to install. Default is empty.


The operating system packages necessary for the components in this kit are automatically handled when a part is installed.


timezone: "America/Los_Angeles"

Specify the timezone that should be set on the server. Default is UTC.


The timezone string must be terminated with a newline character (\n).


set_timezone: no

If you have a reason to prevent setting the timezone, set this to no. Default is yes.


logwatch_ignore: |
  Received disconnect from
  Disconnected from
  message repeated \d+ times: \[ Failed password for root from
  maximum authentication attempts exceeded for root

Sets the contents of the logwatch ignore.conf file. Each line should be a regular expression. If matched, the log line will be ignored and unconsidered in any log-based report. Use with great caution to reduce noice in your logwatch report.