Pillar Roster

Load the list of devices from the Pillar.

Simply configure the roster option to point to this module, while making sure that the data is available. As the Pillar is data associated with a specific Minion ID, you may need to ensure that the Pillar is correctly associated with the Minion configured (default *), under the exact key required (default devices). To adjust these options, you can provide the following under the roster_pillar option in the Master configuration:

minion_id: *
The ID of the Minion to compile the data for. Default: * (any Minion).
pillar_key: devices
The Pillar field to pull the list of devices from. Default: devices.
saltenv: base
The Salt environment to use when compiling the Pillar data.
The Pillar environment to use when compiling the Pillar data.

Configuration example:

roster: pillar
  minion_id: sproxy
  pillar_key: minions

With the following configuration, when executing salt-run pillar.show_pillar sproxy you should have under minions the list of devices / Minions you want to manage.


The Pillar data can either be provided as files, or using one or more External Pillars. Check out https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/pillar/all/index.html for the complete list of available Pillar modules you can use.

_roster.pillar.targets(tgt, tgt_type='glob', **kwargs)[source]

Return the targets from External Pillar requested.