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Kubernetes YAML Provider

NOTE this is a fork of the original provider provided by lawrecncegripper. This fork upgraded to Go 11 Modules, and Terraform 0.12.x.

Build Status

This was originally proposed as a PR to add a YAML resource into the official Terraform provider.

While the work is ongoing to provide a better experience in the official provider I've pulled the code out into a standalone provider which just provides the YAML resource. This allows for it to be used alongside the existing providers.

Status: Experimental

Currently the code has been tried on a limited number of use cases. I would expect wider use to find issue, please raise them on the repository and make contributions to resolve them if you can.

Warning: When changes detected this will delete and re-create resources

When a change is detected between the yaml defined in yourhcl and the resource in the cluster the provider will, assuming you approve the change, execute a delete followed by a create on the resource. IT DOESN'T PATCH THE EXISTING RESOURCE it will remove and then recreate it.

For lots of use cases this is fine, for others it's not. I'd be interested in accepting a PR to enable Patch support but have no plans to work on it myself.

Support around Issues/PRs

There is no support around this provider. If it missing a feature or it has a bug feel free to raise an issue but there is no time allocated to maintian and resolve issues.

Likewise PRs are welcome but the time to review and merge may vary based on my availability.

Using the provider


Download a binary for your system from the release page and remove the -os-arch details so you're left with terraform-provider-k8sraw. Use chmod +x to make it executable and then either place it at the root of your Terraform folder or in the Terraform plugin folder on your system.

Then you can create a YAML resources by using the following Terraform:

provider "k8sraw" {}

resource "k8sraw_yaml" "test" {
    yaml_body = <<YAML
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
  name: test-ingress
  annotations: /
    azure/frontdoor: enabled
  - http:
      - path: /testpath
          serviceName: test
          servicePort: 80

The provider also support a retry when creating the resource create_retry_count = 15. This is useful for CRDs who's operators are also being created during the terraform operation to allow time for the CRD definition to be created in the cluster.

provider "k8sraw" {
  create_retry_count = 15

resource "k8sraw_yaml" "test" {
    yaml_body = <<YAML
kind: CouchbaseCluster
  name: name-here-cluster
  baseImage: name-here-image
  version: name-here-image-version
  authSecret: name-here-operator-secret-name
  exposeAdminConsole: true
    - data
    dataServiceMemoryQuota: 256
    indexServiceMemoryQuota: 256
    searchServiceMemoryQuota: 256
    eventingServiceMemoryQuota: 256
    analyticsServiceMemoryQuota: 1024
    indexStorageSetting: memory_optimized
    autoFailoverTimeout: 120
    autoFailoverMaxCount: 3
    autoFailoverOnDataDiskIssues: true
    autoFailoverOnDataDiskIssuesTimePeriod: 120
    autoFailoverServerGroup: false

Building The Provider

Clone repository to: $GOPATH/src/

$ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/; cd $GOPATH/src/
$ git clone

Enter the provider directory and build the provider

$ cd $GOPATH/src/
$ make build

Developing the Provider


The provide uses MiniKube to run integration tests. These tests look for any *.tf files in the _examples folder and run an plan, apply, refresh and plan loop over each file.

Inside each file the string name-here is replaced with a unique name during test execution. This is a simple string replace before the TF is applied to ensure that tests don't fail due to naming clashes.

Each scenario can be placed in a folder, to help others navigate and use the examples, and added to the README.MD.

Note: The test infrastructure doesn't support multi-file TF configurations so ensure your test scenario is in a single file.


Using vscode with delve and golang configured the launch task in the repo will start a debugging session for the tests. Open the repo and press F5 to get started.

Development Environment

If you wish to work on the provider, you'll first need Go installed on your machine (version 1.9+ 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 build
$ $GOPATH/bin/terraform-provider-kubernetes

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


A basic terraform provider which allows generic YAML config for Kubernetes



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  • Makefile 2.2%