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terraform (23) Versions 2.0.1

Installs Terraform (

cookbook 'terraform', '= 2.0.1'
cookbook 'terraform', '= 2.0.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install terraform
knife supermarket download terraform
Quality 38%

terraform Cookbook

Installs Terraform by HashiCorp.

Terraform is an open source tool that allows you to configure entire infrastructure stack as code.


Chef Client

As of version 2.0.0, this cookbook will require minimum chef-client 13


This cookbook depends on the ark cookbook and build-essential.


The following platforms are supported and have been tested under Test Kitchen:

  • CentOS 6.9
  • CentOS 7.4
  • Debian 8.6
  • Fedora 27
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04

Other versions of these OSs should work. Alternative Debian and RHEL family distributions are also assumed to work. Please report any additional platforms you have tested so they can be added.

** Note for Debian 8.4: dayne has found that Debian 8.4 can be fixed by doing apt update/upgrade and then it converges. If you are not able to upgrade to Debian 8.6, try this workaround first.


Simply include recipe[terraform] in your run_list to have Terraform installed. If you are using an artifact repository, like Nexus, hosted behind your corporate firewall, you must set the default attribute or override attributes in your roles or environments. The attributes are detailed velow.



Installs Terraform from official pre-compiled binaries.


Installs ruby-gpgme gem



If you are using an artifact repository, like Nexus, hosted behind your corporate firewall, you must set the default attribute or override attributes in your roles or environments.



The version of Terraform that will be installed (Default: 0.11.7)


As of v0.4.1, checksums are processed dynamically. There is no longer a need to specify the sha256 checksums of each terraform package in a cookbook attribute manually

_As of v1.0.0, the checksum file will have its gpg signature verified. If the gpg signature is rejected, the chef run will fail.

NOTE: All other attributes are considered internal and shouldn't normally need to be changed.

Example setting default_attributes in a role (JSON file):

  "name": "terraform_workstation",
  "description": "Role to apply onto a terraform workstation",
  "json_class": "Chef::Role",
  "default_attributes": {
    "terraform": {
      "url_base": "",
      "version": "0.11.7"
  "override_attributes": {},
  "run_list": [



Pull requests are very welcome! Ideally create a topic branch for every separate change you make.

This cookbook uses ChefSpec for unit tests. I also use Food Critic and RuboCop to check for style issues. When contributing it would be very helpful if you could run these via bundle exec spec and bundle exec style.

Lastly, there are Inspec integration tests for use with Test Kitchen. To see all of the available integration test suites just check bundle exec rake T or bundle exec kitchen list. It would be great if you could run these tests too, you may however leave out the Amazon Linux test suite if you do not have an AWS account as it runs on an EC2 instance (you will be billed for running this).


This cookbook, especially the checksum stuff in attributes file has been influenced by the Packer cookbook by @sit.

License and Author

Author:: Ross Timson <>

Contributor:: Dang Nguyen <>

Copyright 2014, Ross Timson

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

build-essential ~> 8.0
ark ~> 3.1

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

terraform Cookbook CHANGELOG


  • Fixed Debian and centos 7 vagrant test images
  • Fixed #28 bumped ark dependency to ~> 3.1
  • Fixed #29 run GPG-related procedures at converge time instead of compile time


  • Now requires Chef 13 or newer
  • Use vagrant images hosted at
  • Added testing with Chef 13 and 14
  • Ported minitests to Inspec
  • Changed default terraform version to 0.11.7


  • (Grasshopper): updated build-essential version dependency


  • update to handle new host folder structure at terraform
  • updated to use fedora-25 image during testing
  • updated to use debian 8.6 image during testing
  • replaced ubuntu 16.04 vagrant image with ubuntu 16.10 image
  • added ubuntu 15.10 vagrant image
  • use chef_gem assertion of gpgme gem in minitest instead of gem_package
  • removed windows config from Test Kitchen
  • official testing of Windows platform removed (never worked before, anyway)


  • update ark dependency: ~> 2.0 (Now requires Chef 12.5+)
  • update bundler gems
  • added winrm transport gems: requires vagrant-winrm Vagrant plugin. Please install this plugin with: `vagrant plugin install vagrant-winrm'
  • Set default terraform version to 0.8.2
  • Added recipe: terraform::gpgme to install gpgme
  • Added helper method, #sig_verified? that will verify the gpg signature of the checksum file and abort if the signature is rejected.


redeploy to supermarket with --extended-metadata option



  • Documentation update


  • Update terraform to 0.6.16
  • Update ark dependency to '~> 1.1.0'


  • added chefspec tests
  • added more test platforms in Test Kitchen
  • Merged PR #16 that resolves derived attribute issue


  • Patch a bug introduced by v0.4.2 where the URI.join truncated any path from the URI base. This resulted in GET requests that were missing whatever path was included in the URL base, such as "/terraform"


  • Remove extraneous slashes from Terraform's SHA256SUMS URL that give 403 Forbidden


  • cleaned up the fetch_checksums helper method
  • set the default['terraform']['checksums'] and default['terraform']['checksum'] attributes in the default recipe




  • Buump Terraform to latest version (0.6.11) (@thegreenrobot)




  • Update to Terraform 0.5.1 (@wilb)
  • Fixing rsync trailing slash issue. (@dquiles)


  • Update to Terraform 0.3.1 (@cantenesse)
  • Kills hard dependency on Ark cookbook (@cantenesse)


  • Initial release.

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FC122: Use the build_essential resource instead of the recipe: terraform/recipes/gpgme.rb:25
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