In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Terraform on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as a code software tool that enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Terraform automation tool on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Terraform on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Terraform on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Terraform from the official repository.
Run the following
curl command on your terminal shell to add the GPG key for Terraform to your system:
curl -fsSL https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
Then, run the following command to download Terraform from the Hashicorp website:
sudo apt-add-repository "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture)] https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com $(lsb_release -cs) main"
Once the repository is added, install the Terraform by running the following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install terraform
- Install Terraform via Snap.
To install Terraform, simply use the following command:
sudo apt install snapd sudo apt update sudo snap install terraform --candidate
Once the installation is finished, you can verify the installed version of Terraform with the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Terraform. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Terraform automation tool on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Terraform website.