Terrafile Usage

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Here’s an example Terrafile.

org "boltops-tools" # set default org

# Repo examples
mod "s3", source: "git@github.com:boltops-tools/terraform-aws-s3"
# mod "pet", source: "https://github.com/boltops-tools/random_pet"  # public repo
# mod "elasticache", source: "boltopspro/terraform-aws-elasticache" # explicit org
# mod "redis", source: "terraform-aws-elasticache"                  # inferred org
# mod "bucket1", source: "terraform-aws-s3", version: "master"      # pinned to branch. easily update with terraspace bundle update
# mod "bucket2", source: "terraform-aws-s3", tag: "v0.1.0"          # pinned to tag no matter what
# mod "null_resource", source: "https://github.com/boltops-tools/modules", subfolder: "path/to/null_resource_module"

# Terraform registry
mod "sg", source: "terraform-aws-modules/security-group/aws", version: "3.10.0"

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When you run:

terraspace bundle

The modules in Terrafile are downloaded to the vendor/modules folder.

A Terrafile.lock file is generated to lock module versions. You can then check in the lockfile into version control. Other members on your team running terraspace bundle will download the exact same versions as you.


Here’s a demo stack that uses the downloaded vendor/modules/s3 module.


resource "random_pet" "this" {
  length = 2

module "bucket" {
  source     = "../../modules/s3" # looks up either app/modules/s3 or vendor/modules/s3
  bucket     = "bucket-${random_pet.this.id}"
  acl        = var.acl

A module downloaded to vendor/modules/s3 is sourced same way as if they were defined in app/modules/s3. This is because Terraspace considers multiple lookup paths. Docs: Lookup Paths

Here’s an example repo based on these docs: boltops-tools/terraspace-demo-terrafile


A Terrafile.lock file is also generated. This file can be committed to version control to ensure that everyone on the team uses the exact same version.


To update the Terrafile.lock with the latest versions.

terraspace bundle update

You can also selectively update multiple modules.

terraspace bundle update mod1 mod2


You can list the modules that installed from the Terrafile with:

$ terraspace bundle list
Modules included by Terrafile.lock


Use `terraspace bundle info` to print more detailed information about a module

Getting Info

You can get additional information about each bundled module with:

$ terraspace bundle info vpc
    sha: 30df090adc9d1a0d396551fd51ce11e780065b76
    source: terraform-aws-modules/vpc/aws
    stack: "examples/simple-vpc"
    type: registry
    url: https://github.com/terraform-aws-modules/terraform-aws-vpc

Stack Option

Often modules come with examples. Terraspace can copy these starter examples to the app/stacks folder for you. Terraspace also will rewrite the module source attribute to point to the correct location. This streamlines the terraspace bundle workflow. Example:

mod "vpc", source: "terraform-aws-modules/vpc/aws", stack: "simple-vpc"

Terraspace copies vendor/modules/vpc/examples/simple-vpc to app/stacks/vpc. For most examples, you’ll be able to deploy immediately:

terraspace up vpc

More Docs: Stack Options

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