Strengthen security posture with Terraform and AWS IAM to manage AWS cloud resources

Is Terraform using an AWS IAM administrator user credential to manage AWS resources?

Terraform uses AWS IAM user credentials to manage resources in the AWS cloud. It does so by utilizing the secret key and access key of the IAM user. Hence, Terraform's ability to manage (create/update/delete) resources depend on the permission associated with the AWS IAM user. When I started working with Terraform to manage resources in … Continue reading Strengthen security posture with Terraform and AWS IAM to manage AWS cloud resources

Terraform remote state file as a data source to support a layered IAC approach

A few months back, I came across an interesting concept of deploying infrastructure in a layered fashion, and I wish I had the URL saved to refer to it again. Nevertheless, the gist of the idea was that you could build an application product environment by deploying layer after layer of infrastructure. A layer of … Continue reading Terraform remote state file as a data source to support a layered IAC approach

Create Terraform pre-requisites for AWS using AWS CLI in 3 easy steps

Generally speaking, when we work with Terraform to provision resources in AWS Cloud, we have a few pre-requisites. These areĀ  -a remote backend to store the Terraform state file, a lock table, and IAM user credentials that Terraform will require to provision the resources. I say "generally speaking" because you can get away with the … Continue reading Create Terraform pre-requisites for AWS using AWS CLI in 3 easy steps