March 10, 2022

Using A Custom Terraform Provider In Scalr

Ryan Fee

To use a custom provider in Scalr, there are just a few simple steps to make this work.


  • The provider must have a linux_amd64 binary as that is the container type in Scalr
  • The provider must have executable permissions

How to add the provider

To use it in Scalr, the provider needs to be installed in a sub-folder of the Terraform workspace so that it will be uploaded to the remote workspace at the time of a run.
For Terraform configurations in VCS repos linked to workspaces in a Scalr remote backend, the Scalr provider must be added to the VCS repo. For Terraform configurations being run via the CLI the provider must be added to the local directory/folder where the Terraform configuration is held.

Follow these steps:

  1. If working with a VCS based repo, clone or pull the repo locally.
  2. Download the binary for linux_amd64 for the version you require, e,g, terraform-provider-name_1.0.0_linux_amd64.tar.gz
  3. Copy terraform-provider-scalr to {workspace}/terraform.d/plugins/terraform-provider-name
  4. For a VCS based repo, commit and push back to the repo.

Now when you run terraform init; terraform apply, or a run is triggered by pull request automation, the plugin will be automatically uploaded to the workspace.

Start using the Terraform platform of the future.

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