O'Reilly logo

Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Using pillar data in states

How to do it...

  1. Create a new state user by creating a directory called user in the base directory of the qa environment and create an init.sls file in the user directory.
  2. Edit /opt/salt-cookbook/qa/user/init.sls and populate it with the following entries:
    qa_deploy_user:
      user.present:
        - name: {{ pillar['users']['qa_user'] }}
        - password: {{ pillar['users']['qa_user_password'] }}
  3. Run the following command to apply the state to the minion:
    [root@salt-master ~]# salt 'salt-minion' state.sls user \ saltenv=qa --state-output=terse
    salt-minion:
      Name: qa-app - Function: user.present - Result: Changed
    
    Summary
    ------------
    Succeeded: 1
    Failed:    0
    ------------
    Total:     1
    
  4. Edit the /opt/salt-cookbook/pillar/qa/user/init.sls file and remove ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required