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Alibaba Cloud v3.29.0, Jan 20 23

Alibaba Cloud: Installation & Configuration

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


The Alibaba Cloud provider is available as a package in all Pulumi languages:

Configuring Credentials

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

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

  1. Set the environment variables ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY and ALICLOUD_SECRET_KEY:

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

    $ pulumi config set alicloud:accessKey XXXXXXXXXXXXXX --secret
    $ pulumi config set alicloud:secretKey YYYYYYYYYYYYYY --secret

Remember to pass --secret when setting alicloud:secretKey and alicloud:accessKe so that they are properly encrypted. The complete list of configuration parameters is in the Alibaba Cloud provider.