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Pulumi ESC: Create A New Environment

    Overview

    In Pulumi ESC, an environment is a collection of configuration intended to capture the configuration values needed to work with a particular environment.

    An environment can be created one of two ways:

    • via the Pulumi Cloud console
    • via the CLI

    This tutorial will walk you through how to create a new environment.

    Create an environment

    Create via the console

    To create an environment via the console, navigate to Pulumi Cloud and select the Environments link in the left-hand menu.

    You will be directed to the Environments landing page. To create a new environment, click the Create Environment button. Enter a name for your environment (e.g., my-dev-environment for a development environment) and then click Create Environment. You will then be directed to the environment definition page.

    Create via the CLI

    To create an environment via the CLI, use the esc env init command as shown below, where <org-name> is optional and defaults to your Pulumi Cloud username.

    esc env init [<org-name>/]<environment-name>
    

    Note that environment names must be unique within an organization and may only contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, underscores, and periods.

    $ esc env init my-dev-environment
    Environment created.
    

    You can validate that your environment was created by running the esc env ls command which will list all of the environments that you have access to.

    $ esc env ls
    myorg/test
    

    In the next section, you will learn how to store configuration values and secrets in your environment.

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