ansible Become (Privilege Escalation)


Often you need to execute commands under a different user or get root privileges. Those options allow you to become another user in the guest system.


  • become: can be set to true or yes and triggers the user escalation settings.
  • become_user: set to the desired user in the remote host.
  • become_method: specify the command used to make login and change user.
  • become_flags: change login parameters. Mostly used when you want to change to a system user without shell privileges.