We are pleased to announce gavika.administrators.
The Ansible role provides a declarative method to create Linux
user accounts with administrative privileges. In other words, these users have
sudo access without password and are
empowered to run all commands on the system.
You might be wondering why you would need a role when you can write a couple tasks yourselves in an Ansible playbook.
The reason is, Do Not Repeat Yourself(DRY). Instead of writing such tasks over and over, use the abstraction provided
by the role. You just have to write some YAML declaration and be done with it. Moreover, the maintenance is outsourced
to an Apache licensed open source software. The role has Molecule tests to boost your confidence.
Here’s an example:
- hosts: servers
- administrators_names: ['admin01', 'admin02']
- username: admin01
- role: gavika.administrators
This playbook will create the users
admin02. After creating the users,
sudoers configuration is
added to empower these users to run any command with sudo and without password. In addition, the public key from the
/path/to/id_rsa_pub_admin01 is added to authorized_keys file of
The role also provides a feature to remove the users. Thus providing full life-cycle methods for the administrative
users in your organization.