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Fogg is a code generator that standardizes terraform configuration across your infrastructure and makes it easier to manage smaller terraform workspaces and increase code reuse.


How fogg works / how to use it in a nutshell:

  1. Create a fogg.yml in the root of a new terraform repository.
  2. Run fogg apply in the root of your repository to generate all the workspaces specified in the fogg.yml file. In addition, fogg writes to each workspace:
    • a Makefile that acts as a smart proxy for terraform cli commands
    • a that configures providers, default variables, state storage, and remote-state data sources for other workspaces in the repository.
  3. Every time you make changes to fogg.yml, run fogg apply to update the files that fogg manages.
  4. Edit your terraform configuration in one of the workspaces that fogg created. Run make plan and make apply instead of terraform plan/apply to apply your changes.
  5. Commit your code, including fogg-generated files.

Fogg concepts

Accounts, Environments and Components

Fogg encourages you to organize terraform configurations into accounts and environments. Environments are further subdivided into components

All of these workspaces support full Terraform functionality, but fogg creates remote state relationships differently in each case:

  • The remote state for all accounts is accessible by all other workspaces in the repository
  • The remote state for a given component is accessible by all components in the same environment
  • Refer to another workspace’s remote state as data.terraform_remote_state.{workspace_name}.outputs.{outputvar}. This means that name collisions between account workspace names and component names are possible.

Remote state relationships

Statefile Relationships


  • Configures remote state storage and locking in one place, and applies it to every workspace
  • Standardizes repository layout and dependencies between workspaces