Python Configuration Management

Open-source Python projects categorized as Configuration Management

Top 21 Python Configuration Management Projects

  • SaltStack

    Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

    Project mention: Salt issue on FreeBSD | | 2023-02-11
  • yadm

    Yet Another Dotfiles Manager

    Project mention: Git Aliases - My way of learning Git | | 2023-03-09

    I'm not yet a Git Wizard yet, you'll find me being very sloppy with my commits as I'm learning it. But you can see me editing my config files very frequently. To copy-paste from the website of

  • Sonar

    Write Clean Python Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 225 unique rules to find Python bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • dynaconf

    Configuration Management for Python ⚙

    Project mention: Dynamic s3 path while reading pyspark | | 2022-05-29
  • pyinfra

    pyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.

    Project mention: How do you guys handle server automation? | | 2023-01-08

    I’ve replaced Ansible with PyInfra where ever possible. is very clean, and fast but lacks the shear amount of automation that can be found with Ansible.

  • autorandr

    Auto-detect the connected display hardware and load the appropriate X11 setup using xrandr

    Project mention: Linux + Nvidia | | 2023-03-01
  • gin-config

    Gin provides a lightweight configuration framework for Python

    Project mention: hydra VS gin-config - a user suggested alternative | | 2022-07-05

    Lightweight configuration framework for Python (created and maintained by Google) - Good combination of "easy to use" and "expressive API" - Directed support for TensorFlow and PyTorch - Maintained by Google

  • strictyaml

    Type-safe YAML parser and validator.

    Project mention: The new type of SQL injection | | 2023-03-15

    you can stick to a subset of YAML syntax (e.g. strictYAML)

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • yacs

    YACS -- Yet Another Configuration System (by rbgirshick)

    Project mention: YACS – Yet Another Configuration System | | 2022-12-23
  • eNMS

    An enterprise-grade vendor-agnostic network automation platform.

    Project mention: Front-End GUI for Ansible Playbooks - Network Automation? | | 2022-11-30

    Other less common free options include and

  • kas

    Setup tool for bitbake based projects (by siemens)

    Project mention: Yocto layer handling via Git | | 2022-03-30

    You can also use KAS for versioning ( It's a pretty neat solution, that also provides a docker-build container. The basic principle is that you store your layers with commit hashes and local.conf files in a single .yaml format

  • ConfZ

    ConfZ is a configuration management library for Python based on pydantic.

    Project mention: Two different ways to write configuration files in Python | | 2023-03-07
  • parse_it

    A python library for parsing multiple types of config files, envvars & command line arguments that takes the headache out of setting app configurations.

  • spock

    spock is a framework that helps manage complex parameter configurations during research and development of Python applications (by fidelity)

    Project mention: Why you should use Data Classes in Python | | 2022-09-16

    (Note: I wrote a library called spock that was originally based on dataclasses and then shifted to attrs. In the end attrs was just the better and more fully fledged library for what I needed so I’ve always preferred attrs over dataclasses since then)

  • rubric

    Linter config initializer for Python

  • transible

    Convert existing cloud configuration to ansible playbooks

    Project mention: The Bullhorn #72 (Ansible Newsletter) | | 2022-09-02

    Let me share with you "Transible" - the tool which converts your cloud to Ansible playbooks, with Openstack and Amazon AWS EC2 & VPC currently supported. Try it and generate Ansible playbooks from your cloud infrastructure. More details in this Medium article and the repository is:

  • sitri

    Sitri - powerful settings & configs for python

  • fora

    A simple infrastructure and configuration management tool

  • filetailor

    Dotbot alternative to copy *and modify* plain text files to a folder based on YAML for syncing between devices

    Project mention: Dotfiles Management | | 2023-01-08

    I didn't discover Chezmoi until seeing this thread (sigh). I developed a tool, [filetailor](, with an almost identical goal (dotfile management while accounting for differences across machines). It uses Python and YAML, but from what I can tell is similar in concept to Chezmoi.

    One thing I like about filetailor I didn't see in Chezmoi was the ability to surround code with a comment specifying which machines it should be commented/uncommented for. It's easier than templates in some situations.

    It works great, but there's probably tons of bugs that occur when used by someone other than me. I don't have a CS background and this was my first big hobby project.

  • confs

    List tools for which the given project has configs

    Project mention: confs: List tools for which the given project has configs | | 2022-09-15
  • kitten

    Kitten is a free and open-source network scanner. Currently only runs on Linux. (by karastift)

  • pipcs

    PIPCS is Python Configuration System

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-15.

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Project Stars
1 SaltStack 13,110
2 yadm 4,002
3 dynaconf 2,959
4 pyinfra 2,217
5 autorandr 2,098
6 gin-config 1,775
7 strictyaml 1,215
8 yacs 1,122
9 eNMS 745
10 kas 237
11 ConfZ 184
12 parse_it 98
13 spock 75
14 rubric 25
15 transible 25
16 sitri 20
17 fora 13
18 filetailor 7
19 confs 2
20 kitten 2
21 pipcs 2
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