Get the 1&1 Terraform Plug-In
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Install Terraform
- Install the Plug-In
Before you begin you will need to have signed up for a 1&1 account. The credentials you create during sign-up will be used to authenticate against the API.
This is a plug-in for Terraform. Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve production infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.
Terraform must first be installed on the machine where you plan to run it. Terraform is distributed as a binary package for various platforms and architectures.
To install Terraform, download the appropriate package for your system. Terraform is packaged as a zip archive.
After downloading, unzip the package into a directory where Terraform will be installed. (Example:
Add the Terraform Directory to the PATH
Note: The adjustments to the PATH environment variable as outlined below are temporary. There are numerous examples available on the internet describing how to make permanent changes to environment variables for each particular operating system.
If you prefer not to change the PATH, you can invoke Terraform directly by going to the directory and using the command
./terraform, or from anywhere using the full path such as
To add the Terraform directory to your PATH:
If you plan to run Terraform in a shell on Linux and placed the binary in the
/home/[username]/terraform/ directory, you would use the command:
If you plan to run Terraform in a shell on a Mac and placed the binary in the
/Users/[username]/terraform/ directory, you would use the command:
If you plan to run
terraform.exe in PowerShell on Windows and placed the binary in
c:\terraform directory, you would first find the existing value of PATH:
If it ends with a ;, then run:
$env:Path += "c:\terraform"
If it does NOT end with a ;, then run:
$env:Path += ";c:\terraform"
Verify the Terraform Installation
After installing Terraform, verify the installation by executing
terraform.exe. You should see the default "usage" output similar to this:
$ terraform usage: terraform [--version] [--help] <command> [<args>] Available commands are: apply Builds or changes infrastructure destroy Destroy Terraform-managed infrastructure get Download and install modules for the configuration graph Create a visual graph of Terraform resources init Initializes Terraform configuration from a module output Read an output from a state file plan Generate and show an execution plan push Upload this Terraform module to Atlas to run refresh Update local state file against real resources remote Configure remote state storage show Inspect Terraform state or plan taint Manually mark a resource for recreation validate Validates the Terraform files version Prints the Terraform version
Install the Plug-In
Download the desired release archive from the 1&1 Terraform Provider Releases. Extract the binary from the archive and place it in the same location you used for the Terraform binary in the previous step. It should have the name
Build the Plug-In from Source
The build process requires that the GO language be installed and configured on your system.
Once you have GO installed and working, then retrieve the Terraform 1&1 provider source code using the following command:
go get github.com/1and1/terraform-provider-oneandone
Then change to the project directory and run
cd $GOPATH/github.com/1and1/terraform-provider-oneandone make install
The resulting binary can be copied to the same directory you installed Terraform in.