Terraform Plugin Development

Terraform Plugin Development

Write your own Terraform plugins with ease.

HashiCorp Terraform
2 days

What you will learn in this course

Terraform supports a plugin model, and all providers are actually plugins. Plugins are distributed as Go binaries. With such a plugin system, it is easy to extend Terraform with custom features.

This course will show how to write your own Terraform plugins. We will go into the challenges that come with it and provide lots of best-practices to get you startet.


What are Terraform plugin?

Terraform provider/plugin skeleton

The provider schema

Building a plugin

Defining resources

Invoking your custom provider

Error Handling & Partial State

Plugin best-practices


This course is designed for

  • Regular Terraform users.


To get most out of this course, you should have:

  • Terraform Foundations
  • Basic understanding of Go
  • Basic understanding of Linux
  • Basic experience with the Linux terminal


Our trainers have years of experience and will deliver the right mix of:

  • Insightful theory
  • Practical examples

Technical requirements

We recommend the following equipment:

  • Stable internet connection
  • Modern browser

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