This is an advanced section describing the inner workings and design of cloudquery (might be useful when developing new providers).
cloudquery has a pluggable architecture and is using the go-plugin to load, run and communicate between providers via gRPC. To develop a new provider for cloudquery you don’t need to understand the inner workings go-plugin as those are abstracted away cq-provider-sdk.
Main entry point and CLI for the user.
Reading cloudquery configuration.
Downloading, verifying and running providers.
Running policy packs.
Intended to be run only by cloudquery-core.
Communicates with cloudquery-core over gRPC to receive commands and actions.
Initialisation, authentication and fetching data via 3rd party cloud/SaaS API