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Chapter 1. Managing Ansible Content Collection synclists in automation hub

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You can use Ansible automation hub to distribute the relevant Red Hat Certified collections content to your users by creating synclists.

1.1. About Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections synclists

A synclist is a curated group of Red Hat Certified collections that is assembled by your organization administrator that synchronizes with your local Ansible automation hub. You can use synclists to manage only the content that you want and exclude unnecessary collections. You can design and manage your synclist from the content available as part of Red Hat content on console.redhat.com

Each synclist has its own unique repository URL that you can use to designate as a remote source for content in automation hub and is securely accessed using an API token.

Note

Initially, Ansible validated content is only available through the private automation hub installer. Organization Administrators can preload all Ansible validated content collections at install time and put them into a staging state where they can be reviewed to avoid uploading unnecessary collections.

1.2. Creating a synclist of Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections

You can create a synclist of curated Red Hat Ansible Certified Content in Ansible automation hub on console.redhat.com. Your synclist repository is located under Automation Hub Repo Management, which is updated whenever you choose to manage content within Ansible Certified Content Collections.

All Ansible Certified Content Collections are included by default in your initial organization synclist.

Prerequisites

  • You have a valid Ansible Automation Platform subscription.
  • You have Organization Administrator permissions for console.redhat.com.
  • The following domain names are part of either the firewall or the proxy’s allowlist for successful connection and download of collections from automation hub or Galaxy server:

    • galaxy.ansible.com
    • cloud.redhat.com
    • console.redhat.com
    • sso.redhat.com
  • Ansible automation hub resources are stored in Amazon Simple Storage and the following domain name is in the allow list:

    • automation-hub-prd.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com
    • ansible-galaxy.s3.amazonaws.com
  • SSL inspection is disabled either when using self signed certificates or for the Red Hat domains.

Procedure

  1. Log in to console.redhat.com.
  2. Navigate to Automation Hub Collections.
  3. Use the toggle switch on each collection to determine whether to exclude it from your synclist.
  4. When you finish managing collections for your synclist, navigate to Automation Hub Repo Management to initiate the remote repository synchronization to your private automation hub.
  5. Optional: If your remote repository is already configured, you can manually synchronize Red Hat Ansible Certified Content Collections to your private automation hub to update the collections content that you made available to local users.
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