I need help regarding this two sentences bellow. I am not sure which one is correct, or if either sound fluent. Please tell me about the correct grammatical rules.

  1. We will write various configurations later as they needed.
  2. We will write various configurations later as they will be needed.

Thanks in advance.

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    Use "as needed" and the problem disappears, but "as they are needed" is your best option if a pattern like those in your examples is followed. – KarlG Jan 23 '18 at 9:37

We will write various configuration files as they are needed.

Would be the most natural phrasing, assuming the context is in fact configuration files as in Linux's /etc/ folder.

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