Working with Terraform Cloud remote backend

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Disclaimer

As a default when using env0 we don't recommend to store your state in Terraform Cloud, and if using env0 we would recommend using a different remote backend.
There are a few limitations to using this setup and it's hard to maintain.
We recommend using this setup only for evaluating the env0 platform and if you are currently managing your state with Terraform Cloud.

If you are currently working with Terraform Cloud remote backend and would like to use env0 with this setup you will need to do the following:

  1. Local execution mode - First you need to change the workspace settings in Terraform Cloud to enable local runs, so you need to go to the General Settings of the workspace and change the Execution Mode to be Local.
  2. Generating a token for authentication - In order to authenticate to Terraform Cloud remote backend you need to generate an API token, so under the User settings under Tokens and create an API token. Please save the token, we will need it in the further steps.
  3. Adding env0.yml - In your Terraform git repo you will need to add an env0.yml file in the Terraform folder and add the following code:
version: 1
deploy:
  steps:
    setupVariables:
      after:
        - printf "credentials \"app.terraform.io\" {\n token = \"${TF_CLOUD_TOKEN}\"\n}" > ~/.terraformrc
destroy:
  steps:
    setupVariables:
      after:
        - printf "credentials \"app.terraform.io\" {\n token = \"${TF_CLOUD_TOKEN}\"\n}" > ~/.terraformrc
  1. Adding template variables - In you env0 template you will need to add two variables:

Variable Name

Value

TF_CLOUD_TOKEN

The API token you've created in Terraform Cloud

ENV0_SKIP_WORKSPACE

true

  1. Now you are ready to run your Template and the remote backend should be stored in Terraform Cloud.

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