Terraform allows you to describe your complete infrastructure in the form of code. Even if your servers come from different providers such as AWS, Terraform helps you build and manage these resources in parallel across providers.
To configure the Terraform AWS provider on Linux, you can follow these steps:
Install Terraform: You can download the Terraform binary from the official website (https://www.terraform.io/downloads.html) and extract it to a directory on your Linux machine.
Set up AWS credentials: Terraform needs access to your AWS account to manage your infrastructure. You can provide your AWS access key ID and secret access key by setting environment variables or using the AWS CLI configuration file. Here's how to set environment variables:
Create a Terraform configuration file: Create a new directory for your Terraform project and create a file called main.tf. In this file, you can specify the AWS provider and any resources you want to create. Here's an example:
Initialize the Terraform workspace: In the same directory as your main.tf file, run the following command to download and install the AWS provider plugin:
Apply the Terraform configuration: Finally, run the following command to apply your Terraform configuration and create the resources in your AWS account:
That's it! You should now have the Terraform AWS provider configured and ready to use on your Linux machine.