Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 5 minutes


In this short tutorial, learn how to add and remove exemptions from SecOps policies.


In the background already set up for you is the following Salt Master and Salt Minions. We'll be using these machines throughout this tutorial.

Hostname Operating System Salt Role Salt Version
saltmaster CentOS 7 Master/Minion 2018.3.4
minion1 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4
minion2 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4
minion3 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4

You now should have the knowledge to apply and remove exemptions from within your SecOps policies in SaltStack Enterprise.

In this tutorial, you learned how to add and remove a policy exemption.

Click on Next Scenario below to continue your SSE journey to learn more!

Managing Exemptions

Step 1 of 3

Logging In

The first task is logging into SaltStack Enterprise (SSE). We've already built out a simple environment for you to kick the tires in.

The environment you will be using has a standard installation of SSE and also has the SaltStack SecOps add-on licensed and available.

Near the middle of the screen, you will see two tabs; Terminal and Dashboard. You're probably on the Terminal tab now. Click on the Dashboard tab to bring up the SSE login page.

If you've just started the tutorial, you will see a temporary status page that says Connecting to Port 80. If so, wait 30-60 seconds for SSE to be fully-provisioned.

When the login page is displayed, input a username of root and a password of salt.

Once logged in, click Continue below to learn how to manage policy exemptions.