Terraform Provider Scaffolding (Terraform Plugin SDK)

This template repository is built on the Terraform Plugin SDK. The template repository built on the Terraform Plugin Framework can be found at terraform-provider-scaffolding-framework. See Which SDK Should I Use? in the Terraform documentation for additional information.

This repository is a template for a Terraform provider. It is intended as a starting point for creating Terraform providers, containing:

  • A resource, and a data source (internal/provider/),
  • Examples (examples/) and generated documentation (docs/),
  • Miscellaneous meta files.

These files contain boilerplate code that you will need to edit to create your own Terraform provider. Tutorials for creating Terraform providers can be found on the HashiCorp Learn platform.

Please see the GitHub template repository documentation for how to create a new repository from this template on GitHub.

Once you’ve written your provider, you’ll want to publish it on the Terraform Registry so that others can use it.

Requirements

Building The Provider

  1. Clone the repository
  2. Enter the repository directory
  3. Build the provider using the Go install command:
$ go install

Adding Dependencies

This provider uses Go modules.
Please see the Go documentation for the most up to date information about using Go modules.

To add a new dependency github.com/author/dependency to your Terraform provider:

go get github.com/author/dependency
go mod tidy

Then commit the changes to go.mod and go.sum.

Using the provider

Fill this in for each provider

Developing the Provider

If you wish to work on the provider, you’ll first need Go installed on your machine (see Requirements above).

To compile the provider, run go install. This will build the provider and put the provider binary in the $GOPATH/bin directory.

To generate or update documentation, run go generate.

In order to run the full suite of Acceptance tests, run make testacc.

Note: Acceptance tests create real resources, and often cost money to run.

$ make testacc