In this section we show you how to use the digitalocean terraform module to setup your own infrastructure on digital ocean provider.
You can use our digitalocean template to create a repository. Click on the
Use this template link on the repo.
Name the module and simply clone the repository down.
Let’s begin by cloning our repository we created using the template.
git clone [email protected]:<your-organization>/<your-repo>.git
Once you’ve cloned down the repository simply replace the
cluster_name with the desired name for your cluster. You can also update the
node_size and the
size parameter in the
cluster_topology based on the value you wish to use from list of slugs provided by digitalocean.
Once you’ve updated the values create a
.auto.tfvars and add your tokens.
do_token = <your digital ocean api token> instellar_auth_token = <your instellar auth token>
You can get the
instellar_auth_token by signing up and heading over to the
Credentials page on instellar.
This section assumes you already know how to generate the ssh-key. If you don’t know how to do this I recommend this post. To add the ssh-key to digital ocean. Head to the
Click on the
Add SSH Key button.
Copy your public key from the command line and paste it in the
SSH Key content area. Give it a name and click
Add SSH Key.
Once add the ssh key you can copy the finger print and use it in your
Let’s look at how we can retrieve the API token to be used with digital ocean on terraform cloud.
Head over to the
API section on the main navigation.
You’ll see the personal access token area. Click on the
Generate New Token button.
Give your token a name. I suggest naming it with your cluster name and prefix it with
terraform. So you know this token is being utilized by terraform.
For expiration you can use
90 days or longer. Do remember to change this token in terraform cloud.
Once you’ve entered the name and chosen the expiration time for the token click
You’ll get to see the token once. Copy it and either use it in your
.auto.tfvars or your terraform cloud.
Running Locally via CLI
hcloud_token variable should not be checked into your code repository.
do_token variable should not be checked into your code repository. If you’re planning on running terraform locally, you can create a
.auto.tfvars file and add the variable there. This file will only exist locally on your machine and will not be checked into your github repo.
do_token = "<your-do-token>"
If you use the template above the
.auto.tfvars is automatically ignored.
Once all the configuration files are in place simply run:
terraform init terraform plan terraform apply