salt-api Quickstart

salt-api manages netapi modules which are modules that (usually) bind to a port and start a service. Each netapi module will have specific requirements for third-party libraries and configuration (which goes in the master config file). Read the documentation for each netapi module to determine what is needed.

For example, the rest_cherrypy netapi module requires that CherryPy be installed and that a rest_cherrypy section be added to the master config that specifies which port to listen on.



pip install salt-api

RHEL, Fedora, CentOS

RPMs are available in the Fedora repositories and EPEL:

yum install salt-api


PPA packages available for Ubuntu on LaunchPad:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saltstack/salt
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install salt-api


RPMs are available via the OBS:

zypper install salt-api