- Generate SSL certificates for SaltStack communication
- Enable SSL encryption for SaltStack communication by updating the Salt master configuration file
- Disable unnecessary services and open ports
- Restrict network access
- Manage Salt Minion keys securely
- Implement strong authentication
- Secure Salt Minions
List of some best practices to harden SaltStack for DevSecOps
salt-call --local tls.create_self_signed_cert
Disable unused services and close unnecessary ports on Salt Master and Salt Minions
Configure firewalls or network ACLs to allow access only from trusted sources
Properly distribute, manage, and secure Salt Minion keys
Utilize strong passwords or key-based authentication for Salt Master and Minion access
- Securely distribute and manage Salt Minion keys.
- Disable unnecessary services and open ports on Salt Minions.
- Restrict network access to Salt Minions using firewalls or network ACLs.
- Enable authentication mechanisms, such as TLS/SSL, for secure communication.
- Implement strong passwords or key-based authentication for Salt Minion access.
- Regularly update Salt Minions to the latest stable version.
- Enable logging on Salt Minions and monitor logs for security events.