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

Any Terraform project configuring resources in Azure has pre-requisites. These are (i) a storage account, a container in the storage account, and the access key to the storage account, and (ii) a service principal credential to be able to communicate with Azure to create-update-delete resources. In this post, I describe the process to set up … Continue reading Create Terraform pre-requisites for Azure using Azure CLI in 3 easy steps

Exploring Azure Pipelines, Terraform, and Powershell

As of this writing [Feb 2021], if you've used the Terraform extension from Microsoft DevLabs, you'd have noticed that there is support for only a small set of Terraform commands out of the box. These are "init", "validate", "plan", "validate and apply", and "destroy". But Terraform has many commands: fmt, import, output, show, taint, workspace, … Continue reading Exploring Azure Pipelines, Terraform, and Powershell

Azure Pipelines (YAML) and Terraform to provision AWS S3

In my previous note, [Azure DevOps and Terraform to provision AWS S3], I listed in detail the steps to be followed to provision an S3 bucket using Azure DevOps and Terraform. I referred to the classic editor in the build definition/azure pipelines. Build and release definitions declared via a classic editor in Azure DevOps, although … Continue reading Azure Pipelines (YAML) and Terraform to provision AWS S3

How I prepared for and passed Terraform associate certification

I do not have a lot of experience taking professional certification tests, so I cannot compare whether this test is easy or hard. However, if your concepts on IaC are clear and you have hands-on experience on Terraform (over three months in my case) in provisioning and managing resources, this certification is a good status … Continue reading How I prepared for and passed Terraform associate certification

Authenticating Terraform to Azure using Service Principal

Continuing on my journey to learn Terraform, I wanted to explore the idea of authenticating Terraform to Azure. Terraform, as we know, is an infrastructure automation tool, and this authentication technique allows us to create/manage resources on the Azure cloud platform. I came across two insightful articles on Azure Service Principals that helped me understand … Continue reading Authenticating Terraform to Azure using Service Principal