A library and stand-alone CLI tools to access a salt-api instance
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Pepper

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Pepper contains a Python library and CLI scripts for accessing a remote salt-api instance.

pepperlib abstracts the HTTP calls to salt-api so existing Python projects can easily integrate with a remote Salt installation just by instantiating a class.

The pepper CLI script allows users to execute Salt commands from computers that are external to computers running the salt-master or salt-minion daemons as though they were running Salt locally. The long-term goal is to add additional CLI scripts maintain the same interface as Salt's own CLI scripts (salt, salt-run, salt-key, etc).

It does not require any additional dependencies and runs on Python 2.5+ and Python 3. (Python 3 support is new, please file an issue if you encounter trouble.)

Installation

pip install salt-pepper

Usage

Basic usage is in heavy flux.

export SALTAPI_USER=saltdev SALTAPI_PASS=saltdev SALTAPI_EAUTH=pam
pepper '*' test.ping
pepper '*' test.kwarg hello=dolly

Examples leveraging the runner client.

pepper --client runner reactor.list
pepper --client runner reactor.add event='test/provision/*' reactors='/srv/salt/state/reactor/test-provision.sls'

Configuration

You can configure pepper through the command line, using environment variables or in a configuration file $HOME/.pepperrc with the following syntax :

[main]
SALTAPI_URL=https://localhost:8000/
SALTAPI_USER=saltdev
SALTAPI_PASS=saltdev
SALTAPI_EAUTH=pam

Contributing

Please feel free to get involved by sending pull requests or join us on the Salt mailing list or on IRC in #salt or #salt-devel.

This repo follows the same contributing guidelines as Salt and uses separate develop and master branches for in-progress additions and bug-fix changes respectively.