community.general.saltstack connection – Allow ansible to piggyback on salt minions


This connection plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 9.1.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.saltstack.


  • This allows you to use existing Saltstack infrastructure to connect to targets.


  • Michael Scherer (@mscherer)


Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.