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CTFd v0.1.25 published on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 by CTFer.io

CTFd Provider: Installation & Configuration

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CTFd v0.1.25 published on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 by CTFer.io


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

    Provider Binary

    The CTFd provider binary is a third party binary. It can be installed using the pulumi plugin command.

    pulumi plugin install resource ctfd <version> --server github://api.github.com/ctfer-io

    Replace the version string with your desired version.


    Pulumi relies on the CTFd REST JSON API to authenticate requests from the host machine to CTFd. Your credentials are never sent to pulumi.com. The Pulumi CTFd Provider needs to be configured with CTFd credentials before it can be used to manage resources.

    Your can either configure it using:

    1. environment variables
    2. provider configuration

    Environment variables

    Using the following you can configure the CTFd. For description of each variable, refer to the provider configuration.

    export CTFD_URL="https://my-ctf.lan"
    export CTFD_API_KEY="ctfd_xxx"
    # additional configuration

    We recommend using an API key rather than a nonce/session combo for security purposes: the API key is natively supported thus enable better logging, authentication & authorization. Moreover, it is possible to rotate the keys and revoke them on the fly using the API, while a session/nonce is not build in this way.

    Provider Configuration

    You can also configure the provider using the stack configuration. For instance, you can set the url using pulumi config set url https://my-ctf.lan then use it with, for instance, the following Go code.

    package main
    import (
    func main() {
        pulumi.Run(func(ctx *pulumi.Context) error {
            conf := config.New(ctx, "prod")
            // Create provider
            _, err := ctfd.NewProvider(ctx, "ctfd-fine-grained", &ctfd.ProviderArgs{
                Url:    pulumi.String(conf.Get("url")),
                ApiKey: conf.GetSecret("api_key"),
            if err != nil {
                return err
            // ...
            return nil
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    CTFd v0.1.25 published on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 by CTFer.io