The Salt Open Source Software Project

What is Salt?

SaltStack takes a new approach to infrastructure management by developing software that is easy enough to get running in seconds, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to control and communicate with them in milliseconds. SaltStack delivers a dynamic infrastructure communication bus used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more. The Salt open source project was launched in 2011 and today is the fastest-growing, most-active configuration management / systems management project in the world. SaltStack is the company responsible for keeping the Salt project healthy and dynamic. Salt remains 100% open.


Engage Salt


Salt IRC Chat

Join the vibrant, helpful and friendly SaltStack chat room in Freenode at #salt. We usually have several hundred folks participating at any one time. There is no need to introduce yourself, or ask permission to join in. Just help and be helped. 

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SaltStack Mailing List

The SaltStack community user's mailing list is hosted by Google groups. Anyone can post to it and ask questions about SaltStack, and anyone can help answer.

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SaltStack User Groups

SaltStack has a global community of users, developers and enthusiasts. Connect with other SaltStack users in your native language and area of the world. Please let us know if you would like to start a user group or if we should add your existing SaltStack user group to this list by emailing: info@saltstack.com

Learn Salt


SaltStack Docs

Whether you are a Salt master, or this is your first time, in-depth documentation or information about getting started with SaltStack can be found at docs.saltstack.com. 

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SaltStack on YouTube

The SaltStack YouTube channel provides Salt demos, user case studies and many helpful presentations. Join more than 600 subscribers and watch SaltAir episodes for the very latest on SaltStack software development including new product releases and tutorials.

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Develop Salt


SaltStack on GitHub

The SaltStack development team is open, encouraging and dedicated to helping people get new code and fixes into SaltStack projects. Check out SaltStack on GitHub  and start hacking with one of the largest, and most-active open source developer communities in the world.

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