Terraform Cloud no-code provisioning adds module version upgrades in beta

No-code provisioning adds more Day 2 operations. Users can now update the module version used in their no-code workspaces.

Earlier this year, we announced general availability of no-code provisioning for HashiCorp Terraform Cloud Plus customers. This new deployment method gives organizations a self-service workflow in Terraform Cloud for application developers and others who need infrastructure but may not know Terraform or HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL). No-code provisioning empowers cloud platform teams to set up their modules for push-button self-service, allowing stakeholders with infrastructure needs to provision those modules without having to manage Terraform configuration repos or write code.

No-code provisioning provides a simpler, standardized way to provision with Terraform, bringing even more reusability and increasing provisioning velocity. However, the previous no-code provisioning release restricted users to the module version with which they originally provisioned their infrastructure — they could only change variable inputs. This limitation kept users from accessing changes delivered to subsequent versions of the module unless they destroyed the workspace and deployed a fresh one.

»Introducing module version upgrades

Module version upgrades for no-code workspaces addresses this issue by significantly reducing the friction when updating the no-code modules in a Terraform Cloud workspace. Once an administrator or module owner updates the designated no-code ready version, a notification will appear in downstream workspaces that use the module, giving practitioners a seamless experience in receiving and applying upgrades to their workspaces. The simple module version upgrade process works like this:

  1. Users see a notification in their workspace alerting them to the newly available version. From there they can initiate a plan, noting any changes that will take effect with the new module version.
  2. If the plan looks good, the user can apply it. If not, any problems can be communicated back to the module author before it impacts the running infrastructure.
  3. Terraform Cloud updates the module version used in the workspace, and applies any necessary changes to the resources based on the plan.

»Summary and resources

Self-service workflows like no-code provisioning are becoming essential to scaling infrastructure operations. Module version upgrades keep developers’ no-code workspaces up-to-date without them having to know Terraform or ask their platform team to update their infrastructure.

To learn more about module version upgrades for no-code provisioning, please refer to module upgrades in the no-code provisioning documentation. You can get hands-on with the new feature in the updated no-code provisioning tutorial.

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