Using Jinja2 Template, Ansible Vault, htpasswd Module For Deploy Apache With Basic Authentication

* Writing Ansible Playbook For Deploy Apache Website With Basic Authentication

1/ Prepare Static Inventory File And Ansible Configuration:

2/ Create directory structure for store playbook and related files:

– Directory template will store Jinja2 template for create Apache Virtual Host

– Directory secret will store file include variable password for authentication user to access Web Page. This file will be encrypted with ansible-vault for protecting sensitive data.

– Directory mainbook will store playbook file for deployment.

3/ Create secret file include password for authentication:

– Encrypt this file using ansible-vault

4/ Create Jinja2 Teamplate For Creating Apache Virtual Host:

– Create Virtual Host using Ansible fact “ansible_hostname” to define value for ServerName and ServerAlias on Each Managed Host

– File htpasswd inlcud einformation for authentication user access Web Page On Virtual Host. This file will be created by using Ansible module htpasswd on main playbook

5/ Writing Main Playbook For Deployment Apache Website With Basic Authentication:

– The main playbook will include multiple task with different function as below:

+ Install Apache In Supported OS Host (RedHat, Centos, Fedora)

+ Install Python passlib Module Using For Create htpassd File

+ Load content of secret password file to playbook

+ Create OS User web-user Used For Authentication Accessing Web

+ Create htpasswd File Include Username/Password For Authentication

+ Create Virtual Host Listen Port 8080 With Basic Authentication For Website

+ Restart Service Apache For Apply New Configuration

Link github download this Ansible playbook:

6/ Check Syntax And Running This Playbook:

– Checking Virtual Host configuration file on each managed hsot and accessing website


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