How can I create a new user using ansible ploybook?

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So, I wanted to create a new user with password on a host machine using ansible.

This is the play I wrote:

hosts:appservers
user:test
sudo:yes
gather_facts:yes 
var :
    password:centos
task:
  - name: creating user
    user: name=john password={{password}}

after I executed the above playbook, I tried to login with that user on another server using:

[root]# su - test

But it didn't ask for password to login

[test@localhost ~]$ 

Why isn't it asking for password?

Mar 29, 2018 in Ansible by Atul
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You're switching from the root user. Root doesn't require passwords to switch users. If you want it to ask for a password, try to SSH into the host machine from your control machine using:

ssh test@localhost

answered Mar 29, 2018 by DareDev
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