Ansible Network config templates with Dynamic variables

Posted July 1, 2018 3.7k views

I have a working playbook using roles to create a router config based on the varisables I statically put in but want to have it prompt me for those values. I’ve tried using vars_prompt but doesn’t seem to work I think I’m not putting those commands in the right place.So basically is there a way to do this?

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There is an example which you have probably seen at which uses vars_prompt which may be helpful as a reference.

I usually use the debug module if I am unsure if a variable is reading in the proper values. You’ve probably used that module before, but the documentation for that is at

Based on the above examples, one test that you could use might look like this:

- hosts: localhost
    - name: "some_password"
      prompt: "Enter password"

    - debug:
        msg: "{{ some_password }}"