Spaces as Terraform Backend

October 1, 2017 144 views
API Object Storage Ubuntu 16.04

Has anyone figured out how to configure terraform remote state to work with spaces by using its s3 driver. I have got other things that use s3 to work with spaces but have failed with terraform so far

1 Answer

A future release of terraform should support using other s3 compatible backends like Spaces but none of the currently available versions(v0.10.7 is the current latest) will work.

I was able to configure terraform to store remote state in Spaces by building terraform from source and using the config

terraform {
  backend "s3" {
    bucket = "tfstate-bucket"
    key    = "path/terraform.tfstate"
    region = "us-east-1"
    endpoint = ""
    access_key = "redacted"
    secret_key = "redacted"
    skip_credentials_validation = true
    skip_get_ec2_platforms = true
    skip_requesting_account_id = true
    skip_metadata_api_check = true

Note the region key is set to a known s3 region. Attempting to use an unknown region still causes terraform to complain

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