How to switch a user per task or set of tasks

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Hi Guys,

I have created an Ansible Playbook. This playbook contains some tasks. I want to run the tasks according to the user. How can I achieve that?

Sep 17, 2020 in Ansible by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

Ansible has a concept of privilege escalation. Ansible uses directives to achieve it. You can specify a user to run your task as shown below.

- hosts: Httpd
  remote_user: root/apache
  tasks:
  - name: Start service
    service:
      name: httpd
      state:started
    remote_user: name
answered Sep 17, 2020 by MD
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