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Ansible layer

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1. Description

This layer adds support for editing Ansible configuration files in Spacemacs.

1.1. Features:

  • Syntax highlighting for Ansible-flavored YAML and Jinja2 templates.
  • Auto-completion via company-ansible.
  • Integration of ansible-vault into emacs for automatic encryption/decryption of files.

2. Install

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add ansible to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

3. Configuration

3.1. ansible-vault

3.1.1. Password

To use ansible-vault you have to provide the path to a file containing the password to use somewhere in your dotspacemacs/user-config function. For instance:

(setq ansible-vault-password-file "path/to/pwd/file")

The default value is the ansible-vault default value: ~/.vault_pass.txt.

For now Ansible does not handle multiple passwords in the vault file (see To work around this limitation directory local variables can be used to define a different password file for a given environment. Example:

;;; Directory Local Variables
;;; For more information see (info "(emacs) Directory Variables")

((yaml-mode . ((ansible-vault-password-file . "path/to/vault_file"))))

3.1.2. Automatic encryption and decryption

This layer comes preconfigured with automatic encryption/decryption of encrypted files using ansible-vault so it is possible to edit seamlessly any encrypted files.

If you want to disable this feature then set the layer variable ansible-auto-encrypt-decrypt to nil.

(ansible :variables ansible-auto-encrypt-decrypt t)

4. Key bindings

Key binding Description
SPC m b e encrypt the buffer using ansible-vault
SPC m b d decrypt the buffer using ansible-vault
SPC m h a looks up documentation using ansible-doc

Author: root

Created: 2024-04-03 Wed 19:40