Updated 6 months ago by Jon Goldberg

Ansible Setup

Ansible setup is now done through Ansible itself plus a short bootstrap script. Please check earlier revisions of this page for manual setup.


  • You have sudo installed and you have sudo permissions.
  • You have a GPG key pair and SSH key pair on this computer.
  • Your SSH public key for this computer must be added to your Gitea account. Ideally it's also on other servers.
  • Your GPG public key must be added to the pass database, and it must be signed by Jon.
  • Nextcloud should be installed. NOTE: You can bootstrap without adding your server to, but after bootstrap your server must be in the inventory.

Bootstrap script

Run these commands:

sudo apt install ansible git
git clone ansible
cd ansible
git submodule init
git submodule sync
git submodule update
# Install some extra Ansible plugins
ansible-galaxy collection install community.general
# If this server has no desktop environment, you'll probably need to start ssh-agent manually. Otherwise skip the next 2 commands.
eval "$(ssh-agent)"
# This command will prompt you for your SSH passphrase.
# run the bootstrap. You'll be prompted for your 'BECOME password'; it's your user pw (for sudo).
ansible-playbook localhost-bootstrap.yml --ask-become-pass
# Your computer must be in the "Server List" on to do the next step.
run provision.yml --tags bootstrap

Updated by Jon Goldberg 6 months ago · 18 revisions