This article is for those looking for a detailed and straightforward guide on installing Terraform on macOS.

Terraform is HashiCorp’s infrastructure as a code tool. It lets you define resources and infrastructure in human-readable, declarative configuration files, and manages your infrastructure’s lifecycle. Using Terraform has several advantages over manually managing your infrastructure.

In this guide, we will consider the case when you already have the Homebrew package manager installed.

To install Homebrew, you can use the command:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

This guide covers installation using the terminal emulator iTerm2.

We connect the repository with formulas for Homebrew using the command:

brew tap hashicorp/tap

Install Terraform on macOS

Run the Terraform installation with the command:

brew install hashicorp/tap/terraform

Install Terraform on macOS

Next, you can see the installed version of Terraform using the command:

terraform -version

Install Terraform on macOS

Everything is ready to use Terraform.

Install Terraform on macOS

You can read more about how to configure AWS CLI in my guide “Configure AWS CLI”.

Vladimir Mikhalev
hey, I’m Vladimir Mikhalev, but my friends call me Valdemar. I have a lot of experience in the design and maintenance of various information systems.

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