An organization is the primary grouping unit for stacks within the Pulumi Cloud Console. When you sign into the Pulumi Cloud Console, an individual organization is created for you and automatically subscribed to the Pulumi Community edition.

You can however be a member of multiple Pulumi organizations, collaborating with other developers.

Creating a New Organization

You can create a new Pulumi organization directly from the Pulumi Cloud Console.


Organization Kinds

A Pulumi organization may be linked to a 3rd-party identity provider, offering an additional layer of security for you and your team. While membership within the Pulumi organization is managed by an organization administrator, in order to become a member of a Pulumi organization you must also be a member of the backing 3rd-party identity provider.

For example, if a Pulumi organization ( is backed by a GitHub organization (, then only members of the GitHub organization may be added as members to the Pulumi organization. Similarly, as soon as someone loses access to the GitHub organization, they will no longer have access to the Pulumi organization it is backing.

See organization roles or adding new identities for more information.

The following table shows the relationship between a Pulumi organization and 3rd party groupings.

Pulumi Bitbucket GitHub GitLab
Organization Team Organization Group

In addition, a Pulumi organization may be backed by a SAML 2.0 identity provider, or no identity provider at all. (In which case membership is entirely managed on the Pulumi Cloud Console.)

GitHub-backed Organizations

To add a GitHub-backed organization to Pulumi, an administrator of the GitHub organization must first grant the Pulumi Cloud OAuth app the read:org scope. This can be done on GitHub by visiting:

Pulumi requires the read:org scope in order to verify memberships within the GitHub organization. The Pulumi Cloud Console will not have access to any of the organization’s source code, issues, or other data.

GitLab-backed Organizations

To add a GitLab-backed organization to Pulumi, an administrator of the GitLab group may add the group to Pulumi, and invite its members to join Pulumi.

GitLab allows group admins to add members with a temporary membership, i.e., with an expiration value. In order to invite those members to Pulumi, their membership in the GitLab group must still be active. As soon as their GitLab group membership expires, those users will lose access to the GitLab-backed organization on Pulumi.

SAML Single Sign-on (SSO)

The Pulumi Enterprise edition provides more options for identity and access, including support for any SAML 2.0 based identity provider.

Learn more about configuring a SAML-based organization on Pulumi. Or refer to one of our guides below:

If you need help configuring or would like us to officially support another SAML identity provider, please contact us.