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How To Install Terraform on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Terraform on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Terraform on Ubuntu 22.04 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. With Terraform you can manage Cloud Compute, Networking, Load Balancers, DNS, and so on using simple Declarative Programming Language.

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 on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Terraform on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Terraform is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Terraform repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt-add-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com $(lsb_release -cs) main"

Next, import the Hashicorp GPG key:

curl -fsSL https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com/gpg | sudo apt-key add -

After the repository is enabled, now install the latest version of Terraform using the below command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install terraform

You can verify the installed version of Terraform with the following command:

terraform --version

Step 3. Using Terraform to Manage Infrastructure.

Let’s install a package using Terraform to see if it’s actually working:

touch ~/.bashrc

Next, install the auto-completion package with the following command:

terraform -install-autocomplete

After that, restart your shell for changes to take effect, and to initialize a project in Terraform we use, terraform init command:

terraform init
terraform apply

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Terraform. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Terraform on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Terraform website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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