5 Collaborating with Terraform

In the previous chapters we’ve been running Terraform locally and with the assumption that you’re an individual developer. This makes sense when you’re getting started with Terraform. But in the real world, it’s likely you’ll be working with others on your team on your Terraform configurations. This means maintaining the local state on your host is no longer feasible. Your colleagues need to know and be able to query the state of your infrastructure. We like to think about managing state like this as service discovery for infrastructure.

In this chapter we’re going to look at solutions for sharing Terraform state and working with others to collaboratively build infrastructure. Later in the chapter we’ll also extend ...

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