The base installation is pretty much straightforward, salt-sproxy is installable using pip. See for a comprehensive guide on the installing Python packages.

Either when installing in a virtual environment, or directly on the base system, execute the following:

$ pip install salt-sproxy

If you would like to install a specific Salt version, you will firstly need to instal Salt (via pip) pinning to the desired version, e.g.,

$ pip install salt==2018.3.4
$ pip install salt-sproxy

Easy installation

We also provide a script to install the system requirements:

Usage example:

  • Using curl
$ curl -L
# check the contents of
$ sudo sh
  • Using wget
$ wget -O
# check the contents of
$ sudo sh
  • Using fetch (on FreeBSD)
$ fetch -o
# check the contents of
$ sudo sh

One liner:


This method can be dangerous and it is not recommended on production systems.

$ curl -L | sudo sh

See for a sample one-line installation on a fresh Fedora server.

The script ensures Python 3 is installed on your system, together with the virtualenv package, and others required for Salt, in a virtual environment under the $HOME/venvs/salt-sproxy path. In fact, when executing, you will see that the script will tell where it’s going to try to install, e.g.,

$ sudo sh

Installing salt-sproxy under /home/mircea/venvs/salt-sproxy

Reading package lists... Done

~~~ snip ~~~

Installation complete, now you can start using by executing the following command:
. /home/mircea/venvs/salt-sproxy/bin/activate

After that, you can start using it:

$ . /home/mircea/venvs/salt-sproxy/bin/activate
(salt-sproxy) $
(salt-sproxy) $ salt-sproxy -V
Salt Version:
           Salt: 2019.2.0
    Salt SProxy: 2019.6.0b1

Dependency Versions:
        Ansible: Not Installed
           cffi: 1.12.3
       dateutil: Not Installed
      docker-py: Not Installed
          gitdb: Not Installed
      gitpython: Not Installed
         Jinja2: 2.10.1
     junos-eznc: 2.2.1
       jxmlease: 1.0.1
        libgit2: Not Installed
       M2Crypto: Not Installed
           Mako: Not Installed
   msgpack-pure: Not Installed
 msgpack-python: 0.6.1
         NAPALM: 2.4.0
       ncclient: 0.6.4
        Netmiko: 2.3.3
       paramiko: 2.4.2
      pycparser: 2.19
       pycrypto: 2.6.1
   pycryptodome: Not Installed
         pyeapi: 0.8.2
         pygit2: Not Installed
       PyNetBox: 4.0.6
          PyNSO: Not Installed
         Python: 3.6.7 (default, Oct 22 2018, 11:32:17)
   python-gnupg: Not Installed
         PyYAML: 5.1
          PyZMQ: 18.0.1
            scp: 0.13.2
          smmap: Not Installed
        textfsm: 0.4.1
        timelib: Not Installed
        Tornado: 4.5.3
            ZMQ: 4.3.1

System Versions:
           dist: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
         locale: UTF-8
        machine: x86_64
        release: 4.18.0-20-generic
         system: Linux
        version: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic


To install a newer version, you can execute pip install -U salt-sproxy, however this is also going to upgrade your Salt installation. So in case you would like to use a specific Salt version, it might be a better idea to install the specific salt-sproxy version you want. You can check at the list of available salt-sproxy versions.


$ pip install salt-sproxy==2019.6.0