Rundeck VS SaltStack

Compare Rundeck vs SaltStack and see what are their differences.

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Rundeck SaltStack
9 19
4,371 11,980
1.1% 0.7%
9.9 9.9
3 days ago 4 days ago
Groovy Python
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Rundeck. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-09.
  • Graph of Keybase commits pre and post Zoom acquisition | 2021-10-09
    Compare to rundeck after they were acquired by Pagerduty

  • LDAP authentication - duplicate users | 2021-10-08
    Hi! That's reported here, please add your use case.
  • API token duration timer 0 does not work | 2021-10-01
    Strangely enough, when putting 0d in the conguration file, the WebUI field is pre-filled with 0.
  • Run a job by schedule ONLY? | 2021-08-06
    Anyway, you can suggest that here :-)
  • Web shell for running simple interactive scripts? | 2021-07-13
  • Limit what is visible on screen when running a job | 2021-05-24
    Hello, currently that's not configurable, you can suggest it here. Regards.
  • Secure approach that allows Rundeck job to communicate with o365 | 2021-04-21
    Hi! If you decide to call the API from the inline-script step, consider creating a specific plugin for that. Take a look at this and this basic example.
  • Cascading job bug using API execution | 2021-04-12
    Reproduced here. Thanks for your feedback!
  • Rundeck project access that is tied in with Active Directory group membership | 2021-03-22
    You can use regex expressions on -match: name: blocks, for example, project.*, check this another example (focused on jobs) I think that is what you're looking for.


Posts with mentions or reviews of SaltStack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-21.
  • __salt__ is not defined | 2021-10-21
    Have a look at and
  • Peculiarities of SaltStack | 2021-08-11
    I've opened a ticket: but a salt employee has marked it as expected behaviour which means they expect that all commands are sent to every minion even if they don't match and that's expected.
  • Upcoming trends in DevOps and SRE | 2021-07-20
    Release phase - Saltstack, HashiCorp Vault.
  • Add value to key-value type of line | 2021-07-13
  • Salt orchestration mixing the minions | 2021-06-29
    The most likely cause is this long standing bug:
  • How do I force salt-ssh to use /usr/bin/python3.8 without changing the /usr/bin/python3 symlink? | 2021-06-15
  • Is there a vanilla configuration testing setup? | 2021-05-27
    However, I can't seem to find any resources about how to initialize the tests directory so it actually runs. There's, but it appears to have way more than what you need to get started...
  • Struggling with parsing yaml | 2021-05-26
    Hi, I need to manage a .yaml file which has a list of users and associated ip's / ports. I attempted to use file.serialized, however the way I structured my .yaml file file.serialize throws an exception because it contains a list as the first item ( My original structure was:
  • salt-ssh | 2021-05-20
  • How to pass variables to Azure VM extension for Linux? | 2021-04-05

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Rundeck and SaltStack you can also consider the following projects:

StackStorm - StackStorm (aka "IFTTT for Ops") is event-driven automation for auto-remediation, security responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more. Includes rules engine, workflow, 160 integration packs with 6000+ actions (see and ChatOps. Installer at Questions?

Nomad - Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations.

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

Cloud-Init - unofficial mirror of Ubuntu's cloud-init

Ansible - Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems.

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

pexpect - A Python module for controlling interactive programs in a pseudo-terminal

MCollective - MCollective Server and Client Puppet Module

Juju - Universal Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) for Kubernetes operators, and operators for traditional Linux and Windows apps, with declarative integration between operators for automated microservice integration.