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Salt is the world’s fastest, most intelligent and scalable automation engine.

About Salt

Built on python, Salt uses simple and human-readable YAML combined with event-driven automation to deploy and configure complex IT systems. In addition to leveling-up vRealize Automation SaltStack Config, Salt can be found under the hood of products from Juniper, Cisco, Cloudflare, Nutanix, SUSE, and Tieto, to name a few.

About SaltStack

SaltStack was acquired by VMware in 2020. Salt Project remains an open source ecosystem that VMware supports and contributes to.

Download Salt

Salt is tested and packaged to run on CentOS, Debian, RHEL, Ubuntu, MacOS, Windows, and more. Download Salt and get started now.

Salt Project Documentation

Installation instructions, getting started guides, in-depth API documentation, and contributing to Salt.

Security Advisories

Keep an eye on the Salt Project Security Announcements landing page. Salt Project recommends subscribing to the Salt Project Security RSS feed to receive notification when new information is available regarding security announcements.

Other channels to receive security announcements include the Salt Community mailing list and the Salt Project Community Slack.

Responsibly Reporting Security Vulnerabilities

When reporting security vulnerabilities for Salt or other SaltStack projects, refer to the file found in this repository.

Engage the Salt Project and The Community

Please be sure to review our Code of Conduct. Also, check out some of our community resources including:

There are lots of ways to get involved in our community. Every month, there are around a dozen opportunities to meet with other contributors and the Salt Core team and collaborate in real time. The best way to keep track is by subscribing to the Salt Project Community Events Calendar on the main website.

If you have additional questions, email us at or reach out directly to the Community Manager, Janae Andrus via Slack. We’d be glad to have you join our community!


Salt is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. Please see the LICENSE file for the full text of the Apache license, followed by a full summary of the licensing used by external modules.

A complete list of attributions and dependencies can be found here: salt/