ansible-builder configuration for building an Execution Environment for the Ansible SSA project.

Code only

This project contains the execution environment definition file, but does not provide the actual container image. This is due to the requirement of having an active Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform subscription to be able to download some of the Collections used and the base ee-supported-rhel8 container image.

If you are a Red Hat Employee, you can download the Execution Environment from Quay by using the ee-ansible-ssa repository. You will need the Employee flag in your Quay account, to get access to the repository.

# log in with your Red Hat credentials
podman login
# pull down the execution environment
podman pull


To build the container image ansible-builder has to be installed. It can be installed with pip install ansible-builder or retrieved from Red Hat and installed via the Software Channel.

If you want to use your own instance of private automation hub, use the provided requirements-galaxy.yml to synchronize the required collections.


To successfully build this execution environment a number of collections have to be available on automation hub. Sync Ansible Galaxy content with the provided requirements-galaxy.yml file (import it in the Repository Management dialog of the automation hub UI).

Also synchronize the certified content collections listed in requirements-hub.yml from Red Hat Automation Hub.

Check the requirements.yml for specific versions and additional details.

Build image

# log into the Red Hat registry to be able to pull the ee-supported-rhel8
podman login
cd ee-ansible-ssa
# set tag to the proper version, e.g
ansible-builder build -f ee-ansible-ssa.yml -t ee-ansible-ssa:$tag
# you might want to add -v 3 to get more details
ansible-builder build -f ee-ansible-ssa.yml -t ee-ansible-ssa:$tag -v 3

Push the image

podman login
podman push ee-ansible-ssa:$tag$tag
podman push ee-ansible-ssa:$tag