Terraform Azure Resource Manager provider
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AzureRM Terraform Provider

General Requirements

  • Terraform 0.10.x
  • Go 1.11.x (to build the provider plugin)

Windows Specific Requirements

For GNU32 Make, make sure its bin path is added to PATH environment variable.*

For Git Bash for Windows, at the step of "Adjusting your PATH environment", please choose "Use Git and optional Unix tools from Windows Command Prompt".*

Building The Provider

Clone repository to: $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-azurerm

$ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers; cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers
$ git clone git@github.com:terraform-providers/terraform-provider-azurerm

Enter the provider directory and build the provider

$ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-azurerm
$ make build

Using the provider

# Configure the Microsoft Azure Provider
provider "azurerm" {
  # NOTE: Environment Variables can also be used for Service Principal authentication
  # Terraform also supports authenticating via the Azure CLI too.
  # see here for more info: http://terraform.io/docs/providers/azurerm/index.html

  # subscription_id = "..."
  # client_id       = "..."
  # client_secret   = "..."
  # tenant_id       = "..."

# Create a resource group
resource "azurerm_resource_group" "main" {
  name     = "production-resources"
  location = "West US"

# Create a virtual network in the production-resources resource group
resource "azurerm_virtual_network" "network" {
  name                = "production-network"
  resource_group_name = "${azurerm_resource_group.main.name}"
  location            = "${azurerm_resource_group.main.location}"
  address_space       = [""]

  subnet {
    name           = "subnet1"
    address_prefix = ""

  subnet {
    name           = "subnet2"
    address_prefix = ""

  subnet {
    name           = "subnet3"
    address_prefix = ""

Further usage documentation is available on the Terraform website.

Developing the Provider

If you wish to work on the provider, you'll first need Go installed on your machine (version 1.9+ is required). You'll also need to correctly setup a GOPATH, as well as adding $GOPATH/bin to your $PATH.

To compile the provider, run make build. This will build the provider and put the provider binary in the $GOPATH/bin directory.

$ make build
$ $GOPATH/bin/terraform-provider-azurerm

In order to test the provider, you can simply run make test.

$ make test

In order to run the full suite of Acceptance tests, run make testacc.

The following ENV variables must be set in your shell prior to running acceptance tests:


Note: Acceptance tests create real resources, and often cost money to run.

$ make testacc