Terraform AWS Provider Overview

The officially supported Nitric Terraform AWS Provider.


The Terraform AWS provider is supported by the Nitric SDKs and CLI by default. However, the Terraform CLI or equivalent will be required to deploy the resulting Terraform Stack that Nitric generates.

AWS Credentials

The Terraform CLI typically uses standard AWS credential settings to authenticate with AWS. If you've set credentials for the AWS CLI or an AWS SDK previously, these settings should work without modification.

If you're setting your credentials for the first time, there are several available methods. We recommend the standard AWS credentials file to get started.

AWS Credential File Setup

Create a new credentials files at one of these locations:

  • ~/.aws/credentials on Linux, macOS, or Unix
  • C:\Users\USERNAME\.aws\credentials on Windows

The file should contain the following:

aws_access_key_id = your_access_key_id
aws_secret_access_key = your_secret_access_key

Replace your_access_key_id and your_secret_access_key with your own values.

You can create an Access Key by logging into the AWS console and navigating to: Username Menu > Security credentials > Access keys > Create New Access Key


See the original AWS Configuration guide and select the Terraform tab for more information on configuring your AWS stacks with Terraform.