Environment Variables

PULUMI_AUTOMATION_API_SKIP_VERSION_CHECK

Skips the minimum CLI version check used by Automation API to ensure compatibility. We do not recommend using this variable as it may result in unexpected behavior or confusing error messages from Automation API.

PULUMI_AUTOMATION_API_SKIP_VERSION_CHECK=true
PULUMI_ACCESS_TOKEN

Set this environment variable to authenticate into the Pulumi Service backend and bypass the access token prompt when running pulumi login .

PULUMI_ACCESS_TOKEN="your-access-token"
PULUMI_BACKEND_URL

Set this environment variable to use a specified backend instead of the default backend. See State and Backends for details on valid backend URLs.

PULUMI_BACKEND_URL="s3://your-pulumi-state-bucket"
PULUMI_CONFIG

Sets configuration for unit testing. Must be in JSON format.

This environment variable is ignored during normal Pulumi operations -- e.g., up, preview, etc.

PULUMI_HOME="{'project:myTag':'val1','project:mySecret':'val2'}"
PULUMI_CONFIG_PASSPHRASE

Set this as an environment variable to protect and unlock your configuration values and secrets. Your passphrase is used to generate a unique key for your stack, and configuration and encrypted state values are then encrypted using AES-256-GCM. Read the change log and Configuration and Secrets to learn more about Pulumi's configuration and secrets management system.

PULUMI_CONFIG_PASSPHRASE="your-passphrase"
PULUMI_CONFIG_PASSPHRASE_FILE

An alternative method to providing PULUMI_CONFIG_PASSPHRASE. Set this to the path of a file that contains the passphrase value.

PULUMI_CONFIG_PASSPHRASE_FILE="/tmp/passphrase.txt"
PULUMI_CONSOLE_DOMAIN

Overrides the domain used when generating links to the Pulumi Console.

PULUMI_CONSOLE_DOMAIN="yourhost.domain.com"
PULUMI_DEBUG_PROMISE_LEAKS

As of v0.12.2, the promise leak experience has been improved and shows a simple error message. Set this environment variable to get more verbose error messages when debugging promise leaks.

PULUMI_DEBUG_PROMISE_LEAKS=true
PULUMI_ENABLE_LEGACY_APPLY

As of 1.0.0-beta1, input properties are no longer propagated to missing output properties during a pulumi preview. If this causes issues in your Pulumi program, set this to true to enable the old behavior.

PULUMI_ENABLE_LEGACY_APPLY=true
PULUMI_ENABLE_LEGACY_DIFF

As of v0.17.23, the detection of differences between the actual and desired state of a resource is left entirely up to that resource's provider. This change can expose bugs in resource providers that lead to diffs being present even if the desired configuration matches the actual state of the resource. Set this to 1 or true to enable the old diff behavior.

PULUMI_ENABLE_LEGACY_DIFF=true
PULUMI_ENABLE_LEGACY_PLUGIN_SEARCH

As of v0.16.18, a fix has been released to prevent the Pulumi CLI from loading the newest plugin for a resource provider instead of the requested version. This has the potential to disrupt users that previously had working configurations. Set this environment variable to opt into the legacy plugin load behavior.

PULUMI_ENABLE_LEGACY_PLUGIN_SEARCH=true
PULUMI_HOME

Overrides the folder where the Pulumi CLI stores its artifacts: plugins, workspaces, templates, and credentials file. By default, artifacts are stored next to Pulumi binaries in ~/.pulumi.

PULUMI_HOME="/path/to/artifacts"
PULUMI_PREFER_YARN

Set this environment variable to opt-in to using yarn instead of npm for installing Node.js dependencies.

PULUMI_PREFER_YARN=true
PULUMI_PYTHON_CMD

As of v0.16.6, the Pulumi CLI uses python3 instead of python when running a Python program. Set this environment variable to run a different Python binary.

PULUMI_PYTHON_CMD="python-version-binary"
PULUMI_SKIP_CONFIRMATIONS

As of v2.0.0, an explicit confirmation was required when running in non-interactive mode. Set this environment variable to make that explicit confirmation.

PULUMI_SKIP_CONFIRMATIONS=true
PULUMI_SKIP_UPDATE_CHECK

As of v0.17.9, you may skip the Pulumi version update check by setting this environment variable.

PULUMI_SKIP_UPDATE_CHECK=true
PULUMI_TEST_MODE

As of v0.17.7, you can enable a new "test mode" by setting this totrue in either the Node.js or Python SDK. This mode allows you to unit test your Pulumi programs without needing to run them using the Pulumi CLI. Read the change log for details on limitations and other environment variables that must be set.

PULUMI_TEST_MODE=true
NO_COLOR

The presence of this environment variable (regardless of its value) strips color ANSI codes from text output to the terminal. See https://no-color.org/ for more details. When used with Automation API, this environment variable will strip color directives from the event logs.

NO_COLOR