HCP Waypoint is a HashiCorp-managed application deployment platform that simplifies the process of deploying applications into your infrastructure and helps you standardize your deployment process.
Platform engineers create HCP Waypoint template and add-on definitions that run Terraform modules with configurations that create and manage application infrastructure. These templates and add-ons abstract away the complexities of creating and managing compliant infrastructure from developers.
Developers can self-serve through HCP Waypoint to create applications from templates and install add-ons to those applications without needing to wait for input or approval from the platform engineering team.
In the following tutorials, you will set up and configure HCP Waypoint, publish no-code modules for a template and add-on in Terraform Cloud, create definitions for a template and add-on in HCP Waypoint, create an application from a template, install an add-on to an application, and finally clean up the resources in HCP Waypoint and the underlying infrastructure in Terraform Cloud.
In this tutorial, you will set up an HCP organization and application and activate HCP Waypoint for the application.
For this tutorial, you will need a HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) account.
Click on the Waypoint option from the left navigation.
Then, click on the Activate Waypoint button in the top right of the page.
A message appears to confirm that Waypoint has been activated.
In this tutorial, you learned about HCP Waypoint and how to activate it in your HCP organization.
Continue on to the next tutorial to learn how to set up role-based access control (RBAC).