Using the OneFuse Ansible Tower module, it’s easy to create API-based, Ansible-powered services to drive solutions from upstream automation tools or scripts.

OneFuse provides the control and standardization for resources for both public and private cloud (on-prem) environments.

OneFuse eliminates the security risk of requiring direct access to an Ansible Tower, enabling least-privilege access for specific use cases via policy-based services, versus exposing the full Tower API and otherwise over-allocating permissions. Each policy defines the automation use case, organization, inventory and specific job templates – with the added flexibility of having the requester influence all use cases dynamically via templated fields.



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Highlights

Provides lifecycle support

Run specific Job Templates during provisioning and deprovisioning as part of the policy-based service

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Dynamic Assignments

Influence assignments dynamically via templated fields

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Centralized Visibility

View the active deployment inventory representing the outputs and relevant data of each policy execution

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Features and Capabilities

Drive from any tool, e.g. vRealize Automation, Terraform, Ansible, ServiceNow, CloudBolt CMP or directly via the API 
  • Provides control and standardization for resources on both public and private cloud (on-prem) environments 
  • OneFuse enables least-privilege access wherein each policy serves as an API-based service, restricted to the specific use cases defined in the policy, without exposing the full Tower API or over-allocating permissions to users or upstream automation tools.  
  • Each policy defines the automation use case, organization, inventory, specific provisioning and deprovisioning job templates, and overrides 
  • Added flexibility of having the requester influence all use cases dynamically via templated fields 
  • Ability to override Inventory and Inventory Groups, default based on Job Template 
  • Prompt on Launch Overrides 
    • Ability to verify Prompt on Launch for Limit is defined on each Job Template prior to execution 
    • Ability to override credential selection using Machine Credentials defined in Ansible Tower 
    • Ability to supply extra vars, as a JSON formatted string which can include variables given by the user, including answers to survey questions 
  • Multiple Ansible Tower Policies (each specifying an Ansible Tower Endpoint) can safely co-exist, allowing for isolated testing and promotion without disruption 
  • Centralized visibility into inventory of Ansible Tower deployments, log data