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Terraform Cookbook

By : Mikael Krief
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Terraform Cookbook

By: Mikael Krief

Overview of this book

HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) has changed how we define and provision a data center infrastructure with the launch of Terraform—one of the most popular and powerful products for building Infrastructure as Code. This practical guide will show you how to leverage HashiCorp's Terraform tool to manage a complex infrastructure with ease. Starting with recipes for setting up the environment, this book will gradually guide you in configuring, provisioning, collaborating, and building a multi-environment architecture. Unlike other books, you’ll also be able to explore recipes with real-world examples to provision your Azure infrastructure with Terraform. Once you’ve covered topics such as Azure Template, Azure CLI, Terraform configuration, and Terragrunt, you’ll delve into manual and automated testing with Terraform configurations. The next set of chapters will show you how to manage a balanced and efficient infrastructure and create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules. Finally, you’ll explore the latest DevOps trends such as continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and zero-downtime deployments. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to get the most value out of Terraform and manage your infrastructure effectively.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Sharing a Terraform module using GitHub

In the Creating a Terraform module and using it locally recipe of this chapter, we studied how to create a module and in the previous recipe, Using a module from the public registry, of this chapter, how to use a module from the public registry.

In this recipe, we'll see how to publish a module in the public registry by storing its code on GitHub.

Getting ready

To apply this recipe, we need to have a GitHub account (which is currently the only Git provider available for publishing public modules) that you can create here: Also, you'll need to know the basics of Git commands and workflow (

Concerning the code of the module we are going to publish, we will use the code of the module we created in the first recipe of this chapter, the sources of which are available at