Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Time: 5 minutes


SaltStack Enterprise (SSE) can create target groups in multiple ways and subsquently make just the right data, via pillars, available to those target groups as necessary.

In this scenario, we're going to cover creating a target group and then assigning a pillar to that target group.


In the background already set up for you is the following Salt Master, Salt Minions and SaltStack Enterprise (SSE) environment. We'll be using these machines throughout this tutorial.

Hostname Operating System Salt Role Version
saltmaster CentOS 7 Master/Minion 2018.3.4
saltmaster CentOS 7 SaltStack Enterprise 6.0.0
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 foundational knowledge to create a new target group and assign a pillar to the newly create target group!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create a target group. To get appropriate data to those target groups you then assigned a pillar to that group.

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

Managing Targets

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. 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 create a new target group.