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Configure new servers with the basics via Ansible

The Problem: You have a throw away server that you only need for the next couple of hours to try something out. You need the server configured so that you can login and get to work without messing with yum updates or adding your user and public ssh keys to access it. The solution: This Ansible playbook that is simple and to the point. It updates yum or apt, applies a sane sshd config, adds users and groups and then gets your public ssh key onto the throwaway box so you can login without a password.