As of 3.23.0, users can disable the default provider with Pulumi. So what does this mean for you? If you’ve been using Pulumi for a bit, you’ll have encountered provider resources, which are how we abstract the global state of a cloud provider. All resources have an associated provider. If no provider is supplied in the user’s code, a default provider is created to serve the resource. Explicit providers, which are defined by the user in code, allow programmatic and dynamic control of how a resource deploys into a cloud.