Please, don’t use passwords…
Assuming you have a user called “admin” which can access with password and become “root” using SUDO
- Create a playbook containing your SSH public key. Note the “remote_user” variable.
- name: check if key is authorized lineinfile: dest: /root/.ssh/authorized_keys backup: yes state: present line: “ssh-rsa AAAAxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” ```
- Run using the parameters: “-k”, ask for password; “-b”, become another user; “-K”, ask for SUDO password.
$ ansible-playbook copy_key.yml -k -b -K SSH password: SUDO password[defaults to SSH password]: