Linode SDK Setup

The Pulumi Linode provider uses the Linode SDK to manage and provision resources.

Pulumi relies on the Linode SDK to authenticate requests from your computer to Linode. Your credentials are never sent to pulumi.com. The Pulumi Linode Provider needs to be configured with Linode credentials before it can be used to create resources.

Configuring Credentials

Once obtained, there are two ways to communicate your authorization tokens to Pulumi:

  1. Set the environment variable PACKET_AUTH_TOKEN:

    $ export LINODE_TOKEN=XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  2. Set them using configuration, if you prefer that they be stored alongside your Pulumi stack for easy multi-user access:

    $ pulumi config set linode:token XXXXXXXXXXXXXX --secret

Remember to pass --secret when setting token so that it is properly encrypted.