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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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Storing modules remotely

We've stored the application module in the very same directory where our main Terraform template resides. It makes it impossible to reuse: if there is a new application in the company that requires the same infrastructure (meaning the same module), then we cannot easily use it.

Remember the source attribute of the module?

module "mighty_trousers" { 
  source = "./modules/application" 

Well, it turns out that it doesn't have to be a path to a local directory. In fact, there are multiple supported sources for modules:

  • GitHub
  • BitBucket
  • Generic Git and Mercurial repositories
  • HTTP URLs
  • S3 buckets

Storing modules in one of these destinations allows us to have a collection of reusable components. We can even version our ...

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