Terraform Blueprints Overview
In this tutorial, we’re going to do a deep dive into the concept of “Terraform Blueprints” which allow organizations to enable developer self-service for the cloud by automatically generating secure Terraform code which can be customized on the fly for different environments, users, or teams. The goal of Blueprints is to make it easy for anyone to use Terraform for everything they do on the cloud.
More than just vanilla Infrastructure as Code, Blueprints build upon existing Terraform modules in order to enforce governance while making Terraform simple to use. Here’s what the end-to-end Blueprint workflow looks like:
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with AutoCloud, Terraform Blueprints, or dynamic Terraform generation. We’ll explain all these concepts and provide a step-by-step walkthrough of everything you need to know. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll even have created and used your first-ever Terraform Blueprint to dynamically create Terraform code for a KMS-encrypted S3 bucket on AWS.
If you’re curious to learn more about the overall ideas behind Blueprints then check out this Twitter (X) Spaces conversation with Kelsey Hightower and AutoCloud’s CEO Tyson Kunovsky.
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