How to iterate over two lists?

I read and others, but I still couldn’t understand how I can iterate over two lists. For example, I have a list of 10 names. I need to create 10 S3 buckets, 10 AWS Transfer servers, and 20 users, 2 per server (readonly and readwrite).
After I created S3 buckets and Transfer servers, I have two lists…
My pseudo code is like this (in bash now), but I want to implement this end-to-end flow in Terraform :

for(i=0; i<10; i++)
  do something for bucket[i]
    create some IAM policies
  do something for server[i]
     create readonly user for bucket[i]
     create readwrite user for bucket[i]

Hi! It looks like you need a list of maps to iterate over. If the buckets, iam transfer servers and users have strickly-defined sizes with respect to each other, you could do something like:

items = [
    name = "name"
    bucket = "bucket"
    iam_policy = ...
    read_user = "reader"
    write_user = "writer"
  { ... }

You can then do something like :

for_each = var.items

Have you considered something like this?

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I would suggest you need 4 resources, each using a for_each to loop over your list.

You’d want a s3 bucket resource you create those, a transfer server resource to create those and then two resources to create the IAM users (one for read-only, the other for read/write).

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Thank you, it’s an interesting idea, but I’m not sure how I can use a loop for populate this structure. I’d like to start from something like

bucket_names  = ["bucket1","bucket2","bucket3"]

as input.

Yep. Your first resource would have a for_each over that list to create the bucket. Then the second resource would loop of that to create the servers, then one to create the read-only user and one to create the read/write user.

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