ec2_internet_gateway – Manage EC2 Internet Gateways

Create, update or delete AWS EC2 Internet Gateway and its attachment to a VPC.


- name: Create a detached internet gateway
    name: detached-gateway
    state: detached
  register: detached_gateway

- name: Attach a previously detached internet gateway to a VPC
    id: "{{ }}"
    vpc: vpc-2w7hs924hss
  register: result

- name: Detach and delete an internet gateway
    id: "{{ }}"
    state: absent

- name: Create another internet gateway, this time with VPC attachment
    name: attached-gateway
    vpc: vpc-2w7hs924hss
  register: attached_gateway

- name: Detach an internet gateway from a VPC
    id: "{{ }}"
    state: detached

See Also


auth (optional)

Parameters for authenticating with the AWS service. Each of them may be defined via environment variables.

type: dict
access_key (optional)

The AWS access key ID. If not set, the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY environment variable will be checked.

Mutually exclusive with profile.

type: str
profile (optional)

The name of the AWS profile configured with aws configure.

Can be used instead of explicitly specifying your access credentials and region.

Use default to use the default profile.

Mutually exclusive with access_key and secret_key.

type: str
region (optional)

The name of the AWS region.

If not set, the value of the AWS_REGION environment variable will be checked.

If you set a profile that specifies a default region, that region is used and you can omit this parameter. Use this parameter to override the profile’s default region.

type: str
secret_key (optional)

The AWS secret access key. If not set, the value of the AWS_SECRET_KEY environment variable will be checked.

Mutually exclusive with profile.

type: str
url (optional)

The URL to the AWS service related to the resource. By default, this is automatically determined through the region parameter.

If not set explicitly, the value of the AWS_<SERVICE>_URL environment variable will be used.

The services currently supported are EC2 and S3.

type: str
clear_tags (optional)

Whether to clear any existing tags on the resource that are not explicitly stated in tags.

By default, existing tags are kept on the resource.

When this parameter is set to true, any pre-existing tags on the resource (including the name tag) are removed. To clear all tags except the name tag, make sure to provide the name parameter.

type: bool
id (optional)

ID of the resource to perform the task on.

If specified, this parameter is used to identify the resource.

Omit this parameter when you are first creating the resource.

type: str
name (optional)

Name tag for the internet gateway.

This parameter is required when creating the internet gateway.

In the absence of id, the value of this parameter will be used to try to identify the internet gateway.

type: str
state (optional)

The desired state of the internet gateway.

To create and attach an internet gateway to a VPC, or to attach an existing internet gateway to a VPC, use state = attached.

To create an internet gateway without attaching it to a VPC, or to detach an existing internet gateway from a VPC, use state = detached.

To remove the internet gateway, use absent. Note that if necessary, VPC will be detached prior to removing the internet gateway.

type: str
default: attached
choices: attached, detached, absent
tags (optional)

Metadata for the AWS resource as key/value pairs.

Keys and values are case-sensitive.

type: dict
vpc (optional)

ID of the VPC to attach the internet gateway to.

If the internet gateway is already attached to a VPC different to the one specified, the module will detach the gateway from the VPC and attach it to the specified one.

Required if state is attached.

When state is detached or absent, the value of this parameter is ignored.

type: str

Return Values

object (success and I(state=attached) or I(state=detached)), complex,

An object representing an EC2 Internet Gateway.

id (always), str, igw-841b9271gd

ID of the internet gateway

vpc (always), str, vpc-2w7hs924hs

ID of the VPC the internet gateway is attached to, None otherwise.

tags (always), dict, {‘environment’: ‘staging’, ‘Name’: ‘my-gateway’}

Tags associated with the internet gateway.