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An Ansible dynamic inventory script to pair with nbering/terraform-provider-ansible.
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Terraform Inventory

An Ansible dynamic inventory script to process Terraform state and return Ansible host data from Terraform Provider for Ansible host resources. See the Terraform Provider for it's own installation and use.


Copy the script file to a location on your system. Ansible's own documentation suggests the location /etc/ansible/, but the particular location does not matter to the script. Ensure it has executable permissions (chmod +x /etc/ansible/

With your Ansible playbook and Terraform configuration in the same directory, run Ansible with the -i flag to set the inventory source.

$ ansible-playbook -i /etc/ansible/ playbook.yml

Environment Variables


Override the path to the Terraform command executable. This is useful if you have multiple copies or versions installed and need to specify a specific binary. The inventory script runs the terraform state pull command to fetch the Terraform state, so that remote state will be fetched seemlessly regardless of the backend configuration.


Set the working directory for the terraform command when the scripts shells out to it. This is useful if you keep your terraform and ansible configuration in separate directories. Defaults to using the current working directory.


Sets the workspace for the terraform command when the scripts shells out to it, defaults to default workspace - if you don't use workspaces this is the one you'll be using.


Licensed for use under the MIT License.

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