Requirements

Atlantis works with most Git hosts and Terraform setups. Read on to confirm it works with yours.

Git Host

Atlantis integrates with the following Git hosts:

  • GitHub (public, private or enterprise)
  • GitLab (public, private or enterprise)
  • Bitbucket Cloud aka bitbucket.org (public or private)
  • Bitbucket Server aka Stash

Terraform State

Atlantis supports all backend types except for local state. We don't support local state because Atlantis does not have permanent storage and it doesn't commit the new statefile back to version control.

TIP

If you're looking for an easy remote state solution, check out free remote state storage from Terraform Enterprise. This is fully supported by Atlantis.

Repository Structure

Atlantis supports any Terraform repository structure, for example:

Single Terraform project at repo root

.
├── main.tf
└── ...

Multiple project folders

.
├── project1
│   ├── main.tf
|   └── ...
└── project2
    ├── main.tf
    └── ...

Modules

.
├── project1
│   ├── main.tf
|   └── ...
└── modules
    └── module1
        ├── main.tf
        └── ...

With modules, if you want project1 automatically planned when module1 is modified you need to create an atlantis.yaml file. See atlantis.yaml Use Cases for more details.

Terraform Workspaces

TIP

See Terraform's docs if you are unfamiliar with workspaces.

If you're using Terraform >= 0.9.0, Atlantis supports workspaces through an atlantis.yaml file that tells Atlantis the names of your workspaces (see atlantis.yaml Use Cases for more details) or through the -w flag. For example:

atlantis plan -w staging
atlantis apply -w staging

.tfvars Files

.
├── production.tfvars
│── staging.tfvars
└── main.tf

For Atlantis to be able to plan automatically with .tfvars files, you need to create an atlantis.yaml file to tell it to use -var-file={YOUR_FILE}. See atlantis.yaml Use Cases for more details.

Terraform Versions

By default, Atlantis will use the terraform executable that is in its path. To use a specific version of Terraform:

  1. Install the desired version of Terraform into the $PATH of where Atlantis is running and name it terraform{version}, ex. terraform0.8.8.
  2. Create an atlantis.yaml file for your repo and set the terraform_version key. See atlantis.yaml Use Cases for more details.

Next Steps

  • If your Terraform setup meets the Atlantis requirements, head back to our Installation Guide to get started installing Atlantis