» Enforce and Override Policies

For a hands-on tutorial, try the Enforce Policy with Sentinel track on HashiCorp Learn.

Once a policy is added to an organization it is enforced on all runs.

The policy check will occur immediately after a plan is successfully executed in the run. If the plan fails, the policy check will not be performed. The policy check uses the generated tfplan file, simulated apply object, state and configuration to verify the rules in each of the policies.

Enforcement level details can be found in the Managing Policies documentation.

All hard mandatory and soft mandatory policies must pass in order for the run to continue to the the "Confirm & Apply" state.

If a soft mandatory policy fails, users with permission to manage policies will be presented with an "Override & Continue" button in the run. They have the ability to override the failed check and continue the execution of the run. (More about permissions.)

If an advisory fails, it will show the warning state in the run; however, the execution of the run will continue to the "Confirm & Apply" state. No user action is required to override or continue the run execution.