salt-api - Generic, modular network access system

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: salt-api
Package version: 2015.8.8+ds
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 70 B
Download size: 14.26 KB
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a modular interface on top of Salt that can provide a variety of entry points into a running Salt system. It can start and manage multiple interfaces allowing a REST API to coexist with XMLRPC or even a Websocket API. The Salt API system is used to expose the fundamental aspects of Salt control to external sources. salt-api acts as the bridge between Salt itself and REST, Websockets, etc.



    Source package: salt

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install salt-api deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install salt-api


    • /etc/init/salt-api.conf
    • /etc/init.d/salt-api
    • /lib/systemd/system/salt-api.service
    • /usr/bin/salt-api
    • /usr/share/doc/salt-api/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/salt-api/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/salt-api/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/salt-api.1.gz


    2016-04-04 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.8+ds-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release - CVE-2016-3176: Fix insecure configuration of PAM external authentication service (Closes: #819184) * Drop reproducible_builds.patch (accepted upstream) * Cherry-pick the four patches from 2015.8.8.2 * Re-add shebang to ssh-id-wrapper shell script

    2016-02-22 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.7+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release. * Override lintian warning about long link in JavaScript comment.

    2016-02-04 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.5+ds-1) unstable; urgency=high [ Benjamin Drung ] * Drop patches that were accepted upstream * Rewrite reproducible patch and sent it to upstream * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7 (no changes needed) * Ignore false positive source-is-missing lintian error (see #813013) [ Wolodja Wentland ] * New upstream release. - CVE-2016-1866: Improper handling of clear messages on the minion, which could result in executing commands not sent by the master. * Add Wolodja Wentland to Uploaders * Use secure URI for Vcs-Git

    2016-01-14 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.3+ds-3) unstable; urgency=medium * Cherry-pick fix to silence warnings from (not installed) nova client

    2015-12-14 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.3+ds-2) unstable; urgency=medium * salt-master: Depend on python-systemd for the startup notification unless sysvinit is used as default init system (Closes: #807741, LP: #1525184)

    2015-12-09 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.3+ds-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release. - CVE-2015-8034: Fix information leak from state.sls cache data stored as world-readable (Closes: #807356) * Drop Fix-OS-related-grains-on-Debian.patch (accepted upstream) * Use upstream systemd service files (Closes: #806786) * Extend description of salt-cloud

    2015-11-06 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.1+ds-2) unstable; urgency=medium * Demote python-croniter to recommends (only needed for the schedule state) * Add missing dependency on python-tornado >= 4.2 * Fix OS related grains on Debian (wrongly named "Debian GNU")

    2015-11-05 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.1+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release (Closes: #801289) * debian/repack: Create xz compressed source tarball * Refresh reproducible_builds patch and refresh remaining patches * Drop make-log-file-group-readable.patch (applied upstream) * Require python-crypto (>= 2.6) * Add a separate salt-proxy package * Drop patch to support sphinx < 1.3 (sphinx is recent enough in unstable) * Add myself to uploaders * Raise compat level to 9 * Update debian/copyright

    2015-07-28 - Joe Healy <> salt (2015.5.3+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * [e481db1] Imported Upstream version 2015.5.3+ds * [16f6801] Added salt-minion dependency on bsdmainutils. Closes: 790758 * [761f735] Added dependency on python-croniter. Closes: 771015 * [5b957bb] Weakened dependency on python-mako to suggests.

    2015-07-01 - Joe Healy <> salt (2015.5.2+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * [e6d32ad] Updated repack script to remove new sphinx theme * [48bdace] Imported Upstream version 2015.5.2+ds * [9e98c1c] Updated patches for 2015.5.2 and set doc theme to saltstack