I would like to make an ansible role that drops some credentials into /etc for a few services that are running. Each service is slightly different and requires different mechanisms for restarting to pick up the new credentials.

Is it possible to have a meta dependency somehow communicate back up to the consumer/parent to trigger a handler to restart the services that depend on the file?

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I think you can use listen as explained here: https://medium.com/@george.shuklin/listen-feature-for-handlers-in-ansible-29183524c7e1

  • Ah! I started ansible pre-2.2!
    – rrauenza
    Commented Oct 2, 2020 at 18:25

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