» consul

Kind: Standard (with locking)

Stores the state in the Consul KV store at a given path.

This backend supports state locking.

» Example Configuration

terraform {
  backend "consul" {
    address = "demo.consul.io"
    path    = "full/path"
  }
}

Note that for the access credentials we recommend using a partial configuration.

» Example Referencing

data "terraform_remote_state" "foo" {
  backend = "consul"
  config {
    path = "full/path"
  }
}

» Configuration variables

The following configuration options / environment variables are supported:

  • path - (Required) Path in the Consul KV store
  • access_token / CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN - (Required) Access token
  • address / CONSUL_HTTP_ADDR - (Optional) DNS name and port of your Consul endpoint specified in the format dnsname:port. Defaults to the local agent HTTP listener.
  • scheme - (Optional) Specifies what protocol to use when talking to the given address, either http or https. SSL support can also be triggered by setting then environment variable CONSUL_HTTP_SSL to true.
  • datacenter - (Optional) The datacenter to use. Defaults to that of the agent.
  • http_auth / CONSUL_HTTP_AUTH - (Optional) HTTP Basic Authentication credentials to be used when communicating with Consul, in the format of either user or user:pass.
  • gzip - (Optional) true to compress the state data using gzip, or false (the default) to leave it uncompressed.
  • lock - (Optional) false to disable locking. This defaults to true, but will require session permissions with Consul to perform locking.
  • ca_file / CONSUL_CAFILE - (Optional) A path to a PEM-encoded certificate authority used to verify the remote agent's certificate.
  • cert_file / CONSUL_CLIENT_CERT - (Optional) A path to a PEM-encoded certificate provided to the remote agent; requires use of key_file.
  • key_file / CONSUL_CLIENT_KEY - (Optional) A path to a PEM-encoded private key, required if cert_file is specified.