You can apply secret, encrypted values to Terraform configurations that you add to vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly cloud template designs.

  1. In your git repository, add a Terraform configuration source file that references the secret properties as variables.

    In this Terraform configuration source example, API and application keys are the secret variables.

    variable "datadog_api_key" {
      description = "Datadog API Key"
    }
     
    variable "datadog_app_key" {
      description = "Datadog App Key"
    }
    provider "datadog" {
      api_key = "${var.datadog_api_key}"
      app_key = "${var.datadog_app_key}"
    }
     
    # Create a new monitor
    resource "datadog_monitor" "default" {
      # ...
    }
     
    # Create a new timeboard
    resource "datadog_timeboard" "default" {
      # ...
    }
  2. In vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly, go to Infrastructure > Administration > Secrets, and enter your secret property values.

    Add secret names and corresponding values. For the names, it's easiest to simply enter the same name as the variable name from your Terraform source.

    If needed, see Secret vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly properties for more details.

    List of secrets
  3. In vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly, import the Terraform configuration for use in a cloud template.

    Go to Design > Cloud Templates and click New From > Terraform.

    Note: Even though the variables appear for selection on the last page of the wizard, you do not need to set the secret variables as sensitive. Secret vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly variables will already be encrypted and do not need the encryption that the wizard applies.

    If needed, see Designing for Terraform configurations in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly for more details.

    The example cloud template should look similar to the following code:

    inputs:
      datadog_api_key:
        type: string
        description: Datadog API Key
      datadog_app_key:
        type: string
        description: Datadog App Key
    resources:
      terraform:
        type: Cloud.Terraform.Configuration
        properties:
          variables:
            datadog_api_key: '${input.datadog_api_key}'
            datadog_app_key: '${input.datadog_app_key}'
          providers: []
          terraformVersion: 0.12.29
          configurationSource:
            repositoryId: 0fbf8f5e-54e1-4da3-9508-2b701gf25f51
            commitId: ed12424b249aa50439kr1c268942a4616bd751b6
            sourceDirectory: datadog
  4. In the code editor, for the secret values, manually change input to secret as shown.
    terraform:
      type: Cloud.Terraform.Configuration
      properties:
        variables:
          datadog_api_key: '${secret.datadog_api_key}'
          datadog_app_key: '${secret.datadog_app_key}'
  5. In the inputs: section of the code, remove the input entries that were replaced by the bindings to secret properties.