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Discussion on: Connecting to Azure with Ansible

nippytalkin profile image
Sandeep Sharma

You are right Josh, i have been using group_vars and exactly same method you mentioned on my centOs ansible controller host. However when it comes to Azure Shell it does not work. Sharing my screen output..

➜ clouddrive ansible path -i hosts -m win_ping
[WARNING]: Could not match supplied host pattern, ignoring: path
[WARNING]: No hosts matched, nothing to do
➜ clouddrive ansible patch -i hosts -m win_ping
10.0.0.222 | UNREACHABLE! => {
"changed": false,
"msg": "kerberos: the python kerberos library is not installed",
"unreachable": true
}
➜ clouddrive ls group_vars
patch

➜ clouddrive more group_vars/patch

ansible_user: myUser@Domain.com
ansible_password: Welcome@123
ansible_port: 5986
ansible_connection: winrm
ansible_winrm_server_cert_validation: ignore
ansible_winrm_transport: kerberos
ansible_winrm_kerberos_delegation: true
➜ clouddrive

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Josh Duffney Author

I see you're using Kerberos auth. In that case, you'll have to install the Kerberos python libraries. I'm not sure how those will preserved probably stored in the storage account? Humm, very interesting.

yum install -y krb5-workstation
yum install -y krb5-devel 
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nippytalkin profile image
Sandeep Sharma

Azure Cloud Shell wont allow you to install anything. So there has to be another way or Ansible on Cloud Shell does not serve the purpose.

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Josh Duffney Author

Good point, I'll do some digging. Something tells me there is a way to mount external modules to cloud shell without installing them directly. In the time being NTLM seems to be the best alternative.

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Sandeep Sharma

Again, NTLM is not an option for most of enterprise customers. either SSP or Kerberos. Will check too about External Modules on azure.