I am running an ansible task that will among others install a let's encrypt certificate.

I want the task to only run if the certificate has not been installed.

What is the best way to check (via cmd) if my host has a valid secure connection over https?

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    Certbot already ensure the certificate has to be renewed or not... why not let it handle that ?
    – Tensibai
    Mar 8 '18 at 12:35
  • What role do you use, e.g. github.com/030/ansible-certbot
    – 030
    Mar 8 '18 at 17:47
  • Did the link help? If not, please post the code you have created.
    – 030
    Mar 11 '18 at 17:51

One could use the apt module of Ansible. http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/apt_module.html

The apt module uses apt and apt itself is able to check whether a package has already been installed and will prevent that it will be installed as it has already been installed.

I use this module myself as well. As the idempotence test passes it indicates that it will not install certbot if it has been installed already.


- name: certbot installed
    name: certbot
    state: latest

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