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  • Terraform 0.10.x
  • Go 1.11 (to build the provider plugin)

Building The Provider

Clone repository to: $GOPATH/src/

$ git clone $GOPATH/src/

Enter the provider directory and build the provider

$ cd $GOPATH/src/
$ make build

Using the provider

To use a released provider in your Terraform environment, run terraform init and Terraform will automatically install the provider. To specify a particular provider version when installing released providers, see the Terraform documentation on provider versioning.

To instead use a custom-built provider in your Terraform environment (e.g. the provider binary from the build instructions above), follow the instructions to install it as a plugin. After placing it into your plugins directory, run terraform init to initialize it.

For either installation method, documentation about the provider specific configuration options can be found on the provider's website.

Developing the Provider

If you wish to work on the provider, you'll first need Go installed on your machine (version 1.11+ is required). You'll also need to correctly setup a GOPATH, as well as adding $GOPATH/bin to your $PATH.

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

$ make bin
$ $GOPATH/bin/terraform-provider-checkpoint

In order to test the provider, you can simply run make test.

$ make test

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