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Ansible Ansible

Ansible is a suite of software tools that enables infrastructure as code. It is open-source and the suite includes software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment functionality.

Creating an Ansible connection

Ansible does not use a dedicated connection. Instead, an SSH connection is used.

Using SSH Key

Creating your connection

  1. In the Blink platform, navigate to the Connections page > Add connection. A New Connection dialog box opens displaying icons of external service providers available.
  2. Select the SSH icon. A dialog box with name of the connection and connection methods appear.
  3. (Optional) Edit the name of the connection. At a later stage you cannot edit the name.
  4. Select SSH as the method to create the connection.
  5. Fill in the parameters:
    • Your Private Key.
    • (Optional) Your Passphrase.
    • The Username that will be associated with the key.
  6. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test it.
  7. Click Create connection. The new connection appears on the Connections page.