Ansible-become example (sudo to root)

In Ansible, the become directive executes tasks or playbooks with privilege escalation, allowing you to perform actions as a different user, typically with administrative or root privileges. Here’s an example of how you can use become in Ansible:

- name: Example Playbook
  hosts: all
  become: yes
  become_method: sudo
  become_user: root
    - name: Update packages
        name: '*'
        state: latest

The playbook specifies that all tasks should be executed with elevated privileges using the become: yes directive in the above example. The become_method parameter is set to sudo, indicating that the sudo command will be used for privilege escalation. The become_user parameter is set to root, indicating that the tasks should be executed as the root user.

The tasks section contains a simple task to update all packages on the target hosts. The package module is used with the name parameter set to ‘*’, which will update all installed packages. The state parameter is set to latest, ensuring all packages are updated to their latest versions.

You can save this playbook to a file, for example, example-playbook.yml, and run it using the ansible-playbook command:

ansible-playbook example-playbook.yml

Make sure to replace all in the hosts directive with the appropriate host or group of hosts you want to target.

Note: The become directive requires appropriate permissions on the target hosts, such as password-less sudo access for the specified user.