Fairly full featured Ansible role for Postgresql.
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Ansible role which installs and configures PostgreSQL, extensions, databases and users.


This has been tested on Ansible 2.4.0 and higher.

To install:

ansible-galaxy install ANXS.postgresql


  • ANXS.monit (Galaxy/GH) if you want monit protection (in that case, you should set monit_protection: true)

Compatibility matrix

Distribution / PostgreSQL <= 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 10 11
Ubuntu 14.04 ⛔️
Ubuntu 16.04 ⛔️
Debian 8.x ⛔️
Debian 9.x ⛔️
CentOS 6.x ⛔️
CentOS 7.x ⛔️
Fedora latest ⛔️ ⛔️
  • - tested, works fine
  • - will work in the future (help out if you can)
  • ⁉️ - maybe works, not tested
  • ⛔️ - PostgreSQL has reached EOL


# Basic settings
postgresql_version: 9.6
postgresql_encoding: "UTF-8"
postgresql_locale: "en_US.UTF-8"
postgresql_ctype: "en_US.UTF-8"

postgresql_admin_user: "postgres"
postgresql_default_auth_method: "trust"

postgresql_service_enabled: false # should the service be enabled, default is true

postgresql_cluster_name: "main"
postgresql_cluster_reset: false

# List of databases to be created (optional)
# Note: for more flexibility with extensions use the postgresql_database_extensions setting.
  - name: foobar
    owner: baz          # optional; specify the owner of the database
    hstore: yes         # flag to install the hstore extension on this database (yes/no)
    uuid_ossp: yes      # flag to install the uuid-ossp extension on this database (yes/no)
    citext: yes         # flag to install the citext extension on this database (yes/no)
    encoding: "UTF-8"   # override global {{ postgresql_encoding }} variable per database
    lc_collate: "en_GB.UTF-8"   # override global {{ postgresql_locale }} variable per database
    lc_ctype: "en_GB.UTF-8"     # override global {{ postgresql_ctype }} variable per database

# List of database extensions to be created (optional)
  - db: foobar
      - hstore
      - citext

# List of users to be created (optional)
  - name: baz
    pass: pass
    encrypted: no       # denotes if the password is already encrypted.

# List of schemas to be created (optional)
  - database: foobar           # database name
    schema: acme               # schema name
    state: present

  - database: foobar           # database name
    schema: acme_baz           # schema name
    owner: baz                 # owner name
    state: present

# List of user privileges to be applied (optional)
  - name: baz                   # user name
    db: foobar                  # database
    priv: "ALL"                 # privilege string format: example: INSERT,UPDATE/table:SELECT/anothertable:ALL
    role_attr_flags: "CREATEDB" # role attribute flags

There's a lot more knobs and bolts to set, which you can find in the defaults/main.yml


This project comes with a Vagrantfile, this is a fast and easy way to test changes to the role, fire it up with vagrant up

See vagrant docs for getting setup with vagrant

Once your VM is up, you can reprovision it using either vagrant provision, or ansible-playbook tests/playbook.yml -i vagrant-inventory

If you want to toy with the test play, see tests/playbook.yml, and change the variables in tests/vars.yml

If you are contributing, please first test your changes within the vagrant environment, (using the targeted distribution), and if possible, ensure your change is covered in the tests found in .travis.yml


Licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details.




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