FAILED msg to use the ssh connection type with passwords you must install the sshpass program

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to run ansible commands in my Managed nodes. But it is showing me the below error.

[root@localhost ~]# ansible all -m package -a "name=firefox state=present"
192.168.0.179 | FAILED! => {
    "msg": "to use the 'ssh' connection type with passwords, you must install the sshpass program"

How can I solve this error?

Jul 28, 2020 in Ansible by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

Ansible needs extra software to run commands in the managed nodes. One of the software is sshpass. You can download this software using the below-given command.

$ yum install sshpass

I hope this will solve your error.

answered Jul 28, 2020 by MD
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