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Ansible plugin

Ansible is a software tool that provides admins and developers with extensive capabilities to deploy and manage multiple configurations.

Ansible scales by supporting plugins. Vulners Ansible plugin extends standard Ansible features, adds new capabilities, and allows you to scan all target Linux hosts.

The information on this page is provided with the assumption that you are familiar with Ansible.

Getting started

  1. Generate API key
  2. Specify the API key in /tmp/vulners_ansible_result.json /tmp/vulners_ansible_result.html or any other way. Module help:

                description: You key for Vulners API (obtain one at
                  - name: api_key
                description: Location of your file with your key for Vulners API (obtain one at
                  - name: api_key_file

  3. Install Vulners Ansible plugin:

    ansible-galaxy collection install gmedian.vulners_ansible_plugin
    Vulners plugin start

  4. View/edit the list of monitored hosts:

    vi /etc/ansible/hosts ansible_user=test ansible_user=test

  5. Launch Vulners Ansible plugin: Vulners plugin start

  6. The results are located here:

    Vulners plugin json 1 Vulners plugin json 2

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