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).

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.