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I'm trying to create files from different keys in an array, based on a key in the array being set or not:

##################################################
#main site, same ftp user
- name: copy deploy keys private
  template: src=deploy_key dest=/root/.ssh/id_rsa-{{item.user}} owner=root group=root mode=0600
  with_items:
   - "{{joomla_websites + joomla_tls_websites + wordpress_websites + wordpress_h2_websites + phpbb_sites + symfony_websites + phpbb_sites}}"
  ignore_errors: true
  when: item.ftp_user is not defined
  tags:
    - sshd
    - newsite
#staging site, different ftp user, use same key
- name: copy deploy keys private
  template: src=deploy_key dest=/root/.ssh/id_rsa-{{item.ftp_user}} owner=root group=root mode=0600
  with_items:
   - "{{joomla_websites + joomla_tls_websites + wordpress_websites + wordpress_h2_websites + phpbb_sites + symfony_websites + phpbb_sites}}"
  ignore_errors: true
  when: item.ftp_user is defined
  tags:
    - sshd
    - newsite
##################################################

However I'm getting an error

fatal: [1.2.3.4]: FAILED! => {"failed": true, "msg": "The conditional check 'item.ftp_user is not defined' failed. The error was: error while evaluating conditional (item.ftp_user is not defined): 'item' is undefined\n\nThe error appears to have been in '/home/jochen/projects/automatem/ansible/roles/accounts/tasks/main.yml': line 14, column 3, but may\nbe elsewhere in the file depending on the exact syntax problem.\n\nThe offending line appears to be:\n\n\n- name: copy deploy keys private, main site\n  ^ here\n"}

Based on the log messages of the playbook, Ansible is passing the whole items array to "when", what I want is to loop through each item and do something when a condition is true

How can I achieve this?

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    The error is for "copy deploy keys private, main site" task. I don't see it's code in the snippet. – Konstantin Suvorov Dec 12 '17 at 9:24
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with_items:
   - "{{joomla_web...}}”

You have created an array with a single item. Instead, you need to pass the results of your variables. Try this instead:

with_items: |
   "{{joomla_web...}}”
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