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Synchronize Drift Checks via Scripts

The following Terramate Script is a template that can be used as a starting point for creating a unified execution flow when checking stacks for drifts in automation or via the CLI (manual).

It guarantees that the drift status of each stack is always synchronized to Terramate Cloud.

Required Permission

To run the script on the local machine terramate cloud login needs to be executed before. When run in CI/CD, Terramate CLI will pick up the OpenID Connect (OIDC) tokens and authenticate to the cloud.

To gather metadata from GitHub about the commit associated with the drift check, a GITHUB_TOKEN needs to be exposed or a valid GitHub CLI configuration needs to be available.

Command Options

The following options are available in Terramate Scripts and mirror the CLI options with the name:

  • Set cloud_sync_drift_status = true to let Terramate CLI know about the command that is doing the actual drift check and returns a detailed exit status to define a successful run that has changed or has no changes detected.
  • Set cloud_sync_terraform_plan_file to the name of the terraform plan to synchronize the deployment details.
  • Set terragrunt = true to use terragrunt for the plan file generation.

Terramate Script Config

The script is executed with terramate script run terraform detect-drift.

script "terraform" "detect-drift" {
  name        = "Terraform Drift Check"
  description = "Detect drifts in Terraform configuration and synchronize it to Terramate Cloud."

  job {
    name        = "Terraform Plan"
    description = "Initialize, validate, and plan Terraform changes."
    commands = [
      ["terraform", "init", "-lock-timeout=5m"],
      ["terraform", "plan", "-out", "drift.tfplan", "-detailed-exitcode", "-lock=false", {
        cloud_sync_drift_status        = true
        cloud_sync_terraform_plan_file = "drift.tfplan"