We have a Terraform module that populates various Parameter Store parameters with JSON data. Presently this module utilizes
fileset and a
local_file data source to pull the JSON data from files in a local directory and dynamically populate
N parameters based on the number of files.
We’d like to store the JSON files in GitLab. Is there a way to have Terraform pull the files from GitLab?
Anyone have any ideas on this?
Hi @Kimmel ,
Assuming you mean that the files will be inside a Git repository hosted in GitLab, my first thought here was to look for a provider for GitLab, and indeed it seems there is
gitlabhq/gitlab which seems relevant.
I see that this provider has a
gitlab_repository_file data source which can retrieve the content of one particular file from a repository, which could replace your use of
I don’t see any data source that would be analogous to your use of
fileset to query a set of available files, but perhaps you could replace that by an explicit manifest of the relevant files stored in the repository and then first retrieve the top-level manifest file in order to find the other files it refers to.
Alternatively, you may be able to open a feature request with the maintainers of that provider to see if there’s a way to map to an API provided by GitLab to enumerate files in a particular subtree in GitLab.