Terraform Consul provider
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Terraform Provider


This provider plugin is maintained by the Terraform team at HashiCorp.


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

Building The Provider

Clone repository to: $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-consul

$ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers; cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers
$ git clone git@github.com:terraform-providers/terraform-provider-consul

Enter the provider directory and build the provider

$ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-consul
$ make build

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-consul

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. This should be performed before merging or opening pull requests.

$ CONSUL_HTTP_ADDR=localhost:8500 make testacc

This requires a running Consul agent locally. This provider targets the latest version of Consul, but older versions should be compatible where possible. In some cases, older versions of this provider will work with older versions of Consul.

If you have Docker installed, you can run Consul with the following command:

$ make test-serv

By default, this will use the latest version of Consul based on the latest image in the Docker repository. You can specify a version with the following:

$ CONSUL_VERSION=1.0.1 make test-serv

This command will run attached and will stop Consul when interrupted. Images will be cached locally by Docker so it is quicky to restart the server as necessary. This will expose Consul on the default adddress.

Nightly acceptance tests are run against the latest tag of the Consul Docker image. To run the acceptance tests against a development version of Consul, you can compile it locally and then run it in development mode:

$ consul agent -dev