salt-key [ options ]
Salt-key executes simple management of Salt server public keys used for authentication.
On initial connection, a Salt minion sends its public key to the Salt
master. This key must be accepted using the
salt-key command on the
Salt minion keys can be in one of the following states:
salt-keycommand. In this state the minion does not receive any communication from the Salt master.
To change the state of a minion key, use
-d to delete the key and then
accept or reject the key.
Print the version of Salt that is running.
Show program's dependencies and version number, and then exit
Show the help message and exit
The location of the Salt configuration directory. This directory contains
the configuration files for Salt master and minions. The default location
on most systems is
Specify user to run salt-key
Raise any original exception rather than exiting gracefully. Default is False.
Answer 'Yes' to all questions presented, defaults to False
Setting this to False prevents the master from refreshing the key session when keys are deleted or rejected, this lowers the security of the key deletion/rejection operation. Default is True.
Logging options which override any settings defined on the configuration files.
Log file path. Default: /var/log/salt/minion.
Logfile logging log level. One of
Pass in an alternative outputter to display the return of data. This outputter can be any of the available outputters:
Some outputters are formatted only for data returned from specific
functions; for instance, the
grains outputter will not work for non-grains
If an outputter is used that does not support the data passed into it, then
Salt will fall back on the
pprint outputter and display the return data
using the Python
pprint standard library module.
--out=json, you will probably want
--static as well.
Without the static option, you will get a separate JSON string per minion
which makes JSON output invalid as a whole.
This is due to using an iterative outputter. So if you want to feed it
to a JSON parser, use
--static as well.
Print the output indented by the provided value in spaces. Negative values disable indentation. Only applicable in outputters that support indentation.
Write the output to the specified file.
Disable all colored output
Force colored output
When using colored output the color codes are as follows:
green denotes success,
red denotes failure,
changes and success and
yellow denotes a expected future change in configuration.
List the public keys. The args
list unaccepted/unsigned keys.
accepted will list
rejected will list rejected keys.
all will list all keys.
List all public keys. (Deprecated: use
Accept the specified public key (use --include-all to match rejected keys in addition to pending keys). Globs are supported.
Accepts all pending keys.
Reject the specified public key (use --include-all to match accepted keys in addition to pending keys). Globs are supported.
Rejects all pending keys.
Include non-pending keys when accepting/rejecting.
Print the specified public key.
Print all public keys
Delete the specified key. Globs are supported.
Delete all keys.
Print the specified key's fingerprint.
Print all keys' fingerprints.
Set a name to generate a keypair for use with salt
Set the directory to save the generated keypair. Only works with 'gen_keys_dir' option; default is the current directory.
Set the keysize for the generated key, only works with the '--gen-keys' option, the key size must be 2048 or higher, otherwise it will be rounded up to 2048. The default is 2048.
Create a signature file of the master's public-key named master_pubkey_signature. The signature can be sent to a minion in the master's auth-reply and enables the minion to verify the master's public-key cryptographically. This requires a new signing-key-pair which can be auto-created with the --auto-create parameter.
The private-key file to create a signature with
The path where the signature file should be written
The public-key file to create a signature for
Auto-create a signing key-pair if it does not yet exist
salt(7) salt-master(1) salt-minion(1)