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New Terraform Tutorial: Terraform Outputs

Learn how to output data about your infrastructure.

HashiCorp Terraform output values export data about your infrastructure resources, like IP addresses, regions, and more. You can use this data to configure other parts of your infrastructure with automation tools, or as a data source for another Terraform workspace. Outputs are also necessary to import data from child modules into your root module.

Follow our new tutorial, Output Data From Terraform, to use Terraofrm outputs with real infrastructure. Here are some of the highlights of what you’ll learn.

»Use Outputs to Export Configuration Data

Below is a code example showing how you define output blocks to export structured data from your Terraform configuration.

Code example showing how you define output blocks to export structured data from your Terraform configuration.

When you apply this configuration, Terraform will print out these values to the command line. You can also use outputs to connect Terraform configuration, either through the use of modules, or separate workspaces.

Code block showing printed outputs.

»Redact Sensitive Outputs

Sometimes you need to share data between Terraform modules or workspaces that includes sensitive information such as usernames and passwords. Terraform outputs support the sensitive flag, which will redact these values in console output and log messages.

Code block showing variables defined as sensitive.

When Terraform prints out these values, it will redact them as <sensitive>.

Code block showing output with two variables redacted as “<sensitive>”.

Try the new hands-on tutorial: Output Data From Terraform.


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