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Plugin Information

View Terraform on the plugin site for more information.

Allows users to launch infrastructure using Terraform as a build wrapper.


System Configuration

This plugin provides an auto-installer to install the Terraform binary from bintray.com. To install, select the version you would like for your platform.

Job Configuration

This plugin works as a build wrapper and can be invoked by selecting Terraform under the Build Environment section of your job configuration.

A workspace directory terraform-plugin will be created, this is where temporary files are created and automatically deleted after runs.

This directory also contains the generated tfstate file terraform-plugin.tfstate.

This generated tfstate file is not deleted and is always passed to Terraform using -state=workspace/terraform-plugin/terraform-plugin.tfstate as an extra safety measure so as to not use any other tfstate file you might have in a workspace.

The first step is to decide how you would like to pass your configurations to Terraform, there are 2 options:

Option 1: Configuration Text

This option allows you to copy what would be in a resource file (.tf) into a textarea. This text will then be written to a temporary file (workspace/terraform-plugin/terraform-TEMP.tf) and parsed by Terraform.

Option 2: Configuration Path

This option provides a directory path (relative to your workspace) to enter where your configuration files (.tf) exist. If no path is given, it defaults to the workspace path.

Update modules (Optional)

Terraform will run the get command by default, use this option to run Terraform get with the -update flag.

Resource variables (Optional)

If you are using resource files that reference external variables, set these variables here.

These variables will be written to a temporary file (workspace/terraform-plugin/variables-TEMP.tfvars) and will be passed to Terraform using the --var-file= option.


If you want to destroy the architecture you have created once the build is complete, click the advanced button and check Destroy On Build Completion.

This will call Terraform with the destroy --force option which will look at the generated terraform-plugin.tfstate file (workspace/terraform-plugin/terraform-plugin.tfstate) and destroy everything under Terraform supervision.


Release 1.0.9 (November 7, 2016)

  • Fix for pipeline tool auto-install

Release 1.0.8 (November 3, 2016)

  • Adding apply as an optional step

Release 1.0.6 (July 29, 2016)

  • Bugfix for modules

Release 1.0.5 (July 17, 2016)

  • Added terraform get command by default, with optional -update flag

Release 1.0.4 (March 19, 2016)

  • Redundant debug output log line removed

Release 1.0.3 (March 19, 2016)

  • No changes from 1.0.2

Release 1.0.2 (March 19, 2016)

  • Support for environment variable substitution when using inline configuration and optional variable file

Release 1.0.1 (Dec 04, 2015)

  • Release snafu, No changes from 1.0.0

Release 1.0.0 (Dec 04, 2015)

  • Initial release


  1. Unknown User (azdevops1)

    Is this maintained/updated? 

    Seeing odd message. No error but Terraform does not do the apply. Instead the below is show. Any help appreciated.

    Building in workspace /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/tftest
    [terraform-plugin] $ /var/lib/jenkins/tools/org.jenkinsci.plugins.terraform.TerraformInstallation/Terraform/terraform get
    [terraform-plugin] $ /var/lib/jenkins/tools/org.jenkinsci.plugins.terraform.TerraformInstallation/Terraform/terraform apply -input=false -state=/var/lib/jenkins/workspace/tftest/terraform-plugin/terraform-plugin.tfstate -var-file=/var/lib/jenkins/workspace/tftest/terraform-plugin/variables7921014644447555759.tfvars
    [31mUsage: terraform apply [options] [DIR-OR-PLAN]
      Builds or changes infrastructure according to Terraform configuration
      files in DIR.
      By default, apply scans the current directory for the configuration
      and applies the changes appropriately. However, a path to another
      configuration or an execution plan can be provided. Execution plans can be
      used to only execute a pre-determined set of actions.
      -backup=path           Path to backup the existing state file before
                             modifying. Defaults to the "-state-out" path with
                             ".backup" extension. Set to "-" to disable backup.
    1. Unknown User (dpires)

      Using Terraform 0.10.0, that is the output I get with an empty state and/or var file.