salt.modules.pillar

Extract the pillar data for this minion

salt.modules.pillar.ext(external, pillar=None)

Generate the pillar and apply an explicit external pillar

CLI Example:

pillar
: None

If specified, allows for a dictionary of pillar data to be made available to pillar and ext_pillar rendering. These pillar variables will also override any variables of the same name in pillar or ext_pillar.

New in version 2015.5.0.

salt '*' pillar.ext '{libvirt: _}'
salt.modules.pillar.fetch(key, default=<type 'exceptions.KeyError'>, merge=False, delimiter=':')

New in version 0.14.

Attempt to retrieve the named value from pillar, if the named value is not available return the passed default. The default return is an empty string except __opts__['pillar_raise_on_missing'] is set to True, in which case a KeyError will be raised.

If the merge parameter is set to True, the default will be recursively merged into the returned pillar data.

The value can also represent a value in a nested dict using a ":" delimiter for the dict. This means that if a dict in pillar looks like this:

{'pkg': {'apache': 'httpd'}}

To retrieve the value associated with the apache key in the pkg dict this key can be passed:

pkg:apache
merge

Specify whether or not the retrieved values should be recursively merged into the passed default.

New in version 2014.7.0.

delimiter

Specify an alternate delimiter to use when traversing a nested dict

New in version 2014.7.0.

CLI Example:

salt '*' pillar.get pkg:apache
salt.modules.pillar.file_exists(path, saltenv=None)

New in version 2016.3.0.

This is a master-only function. Calling from the minion is not supported.

Use the given path and search relative to the pillar environments to see if a file exists at that path.

If the saltenv argument is given, restrict search to that environment only.

Will only work with pillar_roots, not external pillars.

Returns True if the file is found, and False otherwise.

path
The path to the file in question. Will be treated as a relative path
saltenv
Optional argument to restrict the search to a specific saltenv

CLI Example:

salt '*' pillar.file_exists foo/bar.sls
salt.modules.pillar.get(key, default=<type 'exceptions.KeyError'>, merge=False, delimiter=':')

New in version 0.14.

Attempt to retrieve the named value from pillar, if the named value is not available return the passed default. The default return is an empty string except __opts__['pillar_raise_on_missing'] is set to True, in which case a KeyError will be raised.

If the merge parameter is set to True, the default will be recursively merged into the returned pillar data.

The value can also represent a value in a nested dict using a ":" delimiter for the dict. This means that if a dict in pillar looks like this:

{'pkg': {'apache': 'httpd'}}

To retrieve the value associated with the apache key in the pkg dict this key can be passed:

pkg:apache
merge

Specify whether or not the retrieved values should be recursively merged into the passed default.

New in version 2014.7.0.

delimiter

Specify an alternate delimiter to use when traversing a nested dict

New in version 2014.7.0.

CLI Example:

salt '*' pillar.get pkg:apache
salt.modules.pillar.item(*args, **kwargs)

New in version 0.16.2.

Return one or more pillar entries

pillar
: none

if specified, allows for a dictionary of pillar data to be made available to pillar and ext_pillar rendering. these pillar variables will also override any variables of the same name in pillar or ext_pillar.

New in version 2015.5.0.

CLI Examples:

salt '*' pillar.item foo
salt '*' pillar.item foo bar baz
salt.modules.pillar.items(*args, **kwargs)

Calls the master for a fresh pillar and generates the pillar data on the fly

Contrast with raw() which returns the pillar data that is currently loaded into the minion.

pillar
: none

if specified, allows for a dictionary of pillar data to be made available to pillar and ext_pillar rendering. these pillar variables will also override any variables of the same name in pillar or ext_pillar.

New in version 2015.5.0.

CLI Example:

salt '*' pillar.items
salt.modules.pillar.keys(key, delimiter=':')

New in version 2015.8.0.

Attempt to retrieve a list of keys from the named value from the pillar.

The value can also represent a value in a nested dict using a ":" delimiter for the dict, similar to how pillar.get works.

delimiter
Specify an alternate delimiter to use when traversing a nested dict

CLI Example:

salt '*' pillar.keys web:sites
salt.modules.pillar.ls(*args)

New in version 2015.8.0.

Calls the master for a fresh pillar, generates the pillar data on the fly (same as items()), but only shows the available main keys.

CLI Examples:

salt '*' pillar.ls
salt.modules.pillar.obfuscate(*args)

New in version 2015.8.0.

Same as items(), but replace pillar values with a simple type indication.

This is useful to avoid displaying sensitive information on console or flooding the console with long output, such as certificates. For many debug or control purposes, the stakes lie more in dispatching than in actual values.

In case the value is itself a collection type, obfuscation occurs within the value. For mapping types, keys are not obfuscated. Here are some examples:

  • 'secret password' becomes '<str>'
  • ['secret', 1] becomes ['<str>', '<int>']
  • {'login': 'somelogin', 'pwd': 'secret'} becomes {'login': '<str>', 'pwd': '<str>'}

CLI Examples:

salt '*' pillar.obfuscate
salt.modules.pillar.raw(key=None)

Return the raw pillar data that is currently loaded into the minion.

Contrast with items() which calls the master to fetch the most up-to-date Pillar.

CLI Example:

salt '*' pillar.raw

With the optional key argument, you can select a subtree of the pillar raw data.:

salt '*' pillar.raw key='roles'