Building The Provider
Clone repository to:
$ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers; cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers $ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:terraform-providers/terraform-provider-aws
Enter the provider directory and build the provider
$ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-aws $ make build
Using the provider
If you're building the provider, follow the instructions to install it as a plugin. After placing it into your plugins directory, run
terraform init to initialize it. 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
To compile the provider, run
make build. This will build the provider and put the provider binary in the
$ make build ... $ $GOPATH/bin/terraform-provider-aws ...
In order to test the provider, you can simply run
Note: Make sure no
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY variables are set, and there's no
[default] section in the AWS credentials file
$ make test
In order to run the full suite of Acceptance tests, run
Note: Acceptance tests create real resources, and often cost money to run.
$ make testacc
If you need to add a new package in the vendor directory under
github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go, create a separate PR handling only the update of the vendor for your new requirement. Make sure to pin your dependency to a specific version, and that all versions of
github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/* are pinned to the same version.