Infrastructure as Code


We use terraform to manage some of our infrastructure. It lets us repeat infrastructure setup tasks without having to rely on individual developers clicking the right buttons in the right order.


  1. Install terraform with the official docs

  2. Make sure you’re authenticated to GCP for *application* usage, not just normal gcloud usage: gcloud auth application-default login


Just put things into for now. You might want to check out the GCP tutorial or the GCP provider docs.


  1. tf init so you get the GCP provider. You only need to do this the first time.

  2. tf plan to see what is going to happen.

  3. tf apply to make changes to infrastructure.