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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/3/2019.

Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions.

The key features of Terraform are:

  • Infrastructure as Code: Infrastructure is described using a high-level configuration syntax. This allows a blueprint of your datacenter to be versioned and treated as you would any other code. Additionally, infrastructure can be shared and re-used.
  • Execution Plans: Terraform has a "planning" step where it generates an execution plan. The execution plan shows what Terraform will do when you call apply. This lets you avoid any surprises when Terraform manipulates infrastructure.
  • Resource Graph: Terraform builds a graph of all your resources, and parallelizes the creation and modification of any non-dependent resources. Because of this, Terraform builds infrastructure as efficiently as possible, and operators get insight into dependencies in their infrastructure.
  • Change Automation: Complex changesets can be applied to your infrastructure with minimal human interaction. With the previously mentioned execution plan and resource graph, you know exactly what Terraform will change and in what order, avoiding many possible human errors.

For more information, see the introduction section of the Terraform website.

To install Terraform, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install terraform --pre

To upgrade Terraform, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade terraform --pre


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    $checksum64 = '63e24b1a2179cde24cfeda227d6396330711cac7fe05a27900056d28cfd95158'
    $version = '0.12.0-beta1'
    $url = "$($version)/terraform_$($version)"
    $url64bit = "$($version)/terraform_$($version)"
    $unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\terraform")) {
      if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\terraform\tools")) {
        # clean old plugins and ignore files
        Write-Host "Removing old terraform plugins"
        Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\terraform\tools\terraform-*.*"
    } else {
      if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\chocolatey\lib\terraform")) {
        if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\chocolatey\lib\terraform\tools")) {
          # clean old plugins and ignore files
          Write-Host "Removing old terraform plugins"
          Remove-Item "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\chocolatey\lib\terraform\tools" -Include "terraform-*.*"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "terraform" -Url "$url" -UnzipLocation "$unzipLocation" -Url64 "$url64bit" -ChecksumType 'sha256' -Checksum "$checksum" -Checksum64 "$checksum64"
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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp


HashiCorp 2015-2019


Release Notes

0.12.0-beta1 (Feb 28, 2019)

Please see the announcement post for details on how to use this release.


  • backend/s3: workspace_key_prefix can no longer be defined with leading or trailing slashes. Users should verify the state paths in s3 if they need to change this in case there are extra slashes in the keys (#20432)
  • config: path.module and path.root now return paths with forward slashes on all operating systems, including Windows. This avoids the need to write constructed paths differently for Windows vs. other operating systems, but any existing constructed paths containing backslashes for Windows must now be rewritten to use forward slashes, like "${path.module}/foo/bar". (#19708)
  • config: path.module and path.root are now relative to the current working directory, rather than absolute as before. This avoids including a host-specific absolute path prefix on constructed paths, but may show as a diff after upgrade in situations where a constructed path is included in a resource attribute value. (#19708)
  • tools/terraform-bundle: use the terraform-bundle of the same tag as the targeted terraform binary version. This avoids adding complexity to resolve protocol versions across different terraform versions. (#20030)


  • communicator/ssh: Add SSH certificate authentication (#18896)
  • communicator/ssh: Enable ssh keepalive messages for long running commands (#20437)
  • config: New set-theory functions sethaselement, setunion, setintersection, and setproduct for working with set values.
  • config: New type conversion functions tostring, tonumber, tobool, tolist, toset, and tomap. Explicit conversions are rarely required but occasionally useful; use these functions only when necessary.
  • plugins: Plugin RPC connection is now authenticated (#19629)
  • backend/azurerm: Support for authenticating using the Azure CLI (#19465)
  • backend/remote: Return detailed version (in)compatibility information (#19659)
  • backend/remote: Log early to indicate remote execution started (#19941)
  • backend/remote: Make sure the correct error is shown when having version incompatibilities (#20086)
  • backend/remote: Fix "token too long" errors when streaming remote operation logs (#20242)
  • backend/remote: Use the state.v2 service when using remote state only (#20379)
  • backend/remote: Use the can-queue-apply permission to detect if apply is allowed (#20460)
  • backend/s3: Fix missing workspace entries when using workspace_key_prefix with trailing slashes (#20432)
  • backend/s3: Support DynamoDB, IAM, and STS endpoint configurations (#19571)
  • backend/s3: Support for the new AWS region eu-north-1 (#19651)
  • backend/s3: Enhance retry logic and provide max_retries configuration to retry attempts (#19951)
  • backend/s3: Enhance S3 NoSuchBucket error to include additional information (#19951)
  • backend/s3: Remove unused EC2 platform and AWS Account ID lookup, and deprecate equivalent skip_get_ec2_platforms and skip_requesting_account_id arguments (#20374)
  • backend/swift: Add support for locking and workspaces (#20211)
  • core: Enhance service discovery error handling and messaging (#19589)
  • core: Add support to retrieve version constraints to service discovery (#19647)
  • core: Validate provisioner connection blocks, and mark host field as required (#19707)
  • command/format: Ignore removal of empty strings (#19990)
  • command/format: Reduce whitespaces in empty fields (#19995)
  • command/format: Render null in dark gray (#19616)
  • command/init: Add provider protocol compatibility UI err msg during registry discovery (#19976)
  • command/providers schema: Add command to export schemas for all currently-configured providers (#20446)
  • command/show: Add support for machine readable output via a -json argument to terraform show (#19687)
  • command/state: Use locking when updating states (#19939)
  • provisioner/salt: Default values for remote_state_tree and remote_pillar_roots (#17151)


  • config: Detect and reject self-referencing local values (#19706)
  • config: Accept and ignore UTF-8 byte-order mark for configuration files (#19715)
  • config: More helpful error message for a situation that may arise on upgrade from Terraform 0.11 or earlier (#19727)
  • config: Backends configured with -backend-config are correctly applied and stored along with default values (#20480)
  • connection/winrm: Set the correct default port when HTTPS is used (#19540)
  • plugins: GRPC plugins shutdown correctly when Close is called (#19629)
  • backend/local: Avoid rendering data sources on destroy (#19613)
  • backend/local: Fix incorrect destroy/update count on apply (#19610)
  • backend/local: Render CBD replacement (+/-) correctly (#19642)
  • backend/remote: Exit with 1 when a remote run is canceled (#20481)
  • command/format: Fix rendering of nested blocks during update (#19611)
  • command/format: Fix rendering of force-new updates (#19609)
  • command/format: Fix rendering of nested (JSON) object (#20071)
  • command/format: Fix rendering of unknown elements in set/map/list (#20067)
  • command/init: Fix plugin installer using wrong protocol causing incompatiable API version with plugin (#19221)
  • command/providers: Support -no-color argument to terraform providers, which was previously incorrectly returning an error (#19671)
  • helper/schema: Fix setting a set in a list (#19552)
  • states/statemgr: Avoid HTML escaping when printing LockInfo (#20005)
  • core: Correct errors when referencing a resource containing count without an index (#19674)
  • core: Fix occasional invalid provider errors when scaling down a counted datasource (#19676)
  • core: Fix crash when applying a stored plan containing destroys (#19726)

* backend/pg: Support for using Postgresql for remote state storage (#19070)

Previous Releases

For more information on previous releases, check out the changelog on GitHub.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Terraform 0.12.0-beta1 56 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 approved
Terraform 0.12.0-alpha4 258 Friday, December 28, 2018 approved
Terraform 0.12.0-alpha3 26 Friday, December 28, 2018 approved
Terraform 0.12.0-alpha2 27 Friday, December 28, 2018 approved
Terraform 0.12.0-alpha1 215 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 approved
Terraform 0.11.12 15 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 approved
Terraform 0.11.11 13174 Friday, December 28, 2018 approved
Terraform 0.11.10 173 Friday, December 28, 2018 approved
Terraform 0.11.9 5489 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 approved
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