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Configuration as Code

Terrateam embraces configuration as code. As a result, all of Terrateam can be configured via a config.yml. This file is located in a directory named .terrateam at the root of your Terraform repository:

The Terrateam configuration file uses YAML syntax. While this configuration file is not required for Terrateam to operate, it is required if you choose to customize the Terrateam defaults.

Authoritative Source

Depending on what’s being configured, the Terrateam backend will pull configuration from one of the following branches:

  • The source branch of the pull request containing the proposed changes
  • The default branch of the repository usually named main or master

Source Branch

Default Branch

The following configurations are pulled from the default branch of your Terraform repository:

Creating a Configuration File

  1. Create a .terrateam directory at the root of your Terraform repository. Don’t forget the period.
  2. Create a config.yml file inside the .terrateam directory: .terrateam/config.yml
  3. Create any customizations you may require.

For example, the following configuration will automatically merge a pull request and delete the source branch after a successful Apply operation. These behaviors are not enabled by default. Adding this configuration to your repository changes the way Terrateam operates.

enabled: true
  enabled: true
  delete_branch: true
  1. Commit your config.yml file and push
  2. Terrateam will use your config.yml on the next Terrateam operation

Full Configuration File

See a complete config.yml in our full example.

Configuration Reference

See our Configuration Reference for an explanation of all keys.