“Error: Provider configuration not present”

This might happen if we tried to remove an existing resource/module that do not have required_providers block already in place.

To solve this, we need to:

  1. Revert the removal of the existing resource/module
  2. In version.tf ensure that we have proper mapping of required providers, for example if we use Google:

    terraform {
      required_providers {
        google = {
          source  = "hashicorp/google"
          version = "~> 3.90.1"
      required_version = ">= 0.13"
  3. Plan and then apply, even if there’s no changes

  4. Try removing the resource/module again and then plan & apply

Reference: https://support.hashicorp.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500000332721-Error-Provider-configuration-not-present